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A Flying Joyride Ends In A Ban For Popular PUBG Streamer

by Jacob Geller on Jul 10, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Although Fortnite may dominate the headlines, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds still enjoys a more than healthy streaming population. However, one of the game's most popular players was banned from his account last night after hopping in a flying car and soaring across the map.

Shroud, the second-most-followed streamer on Twitch, decided to ride shotgun in a hacker's flying car while playing PUBG last night. Despite being high-profile enough to have weapon skins with his own logo in the game, Shroud was hit with a one-month ban for his activity. 

"I was trying to have a good time," Shroud says. "Obviously I knew what the f--- I was doing. Which wasn’t a great idea. It seemed like a great idea, but it wasn’t a great idea."

[Source: Dexerto]

Our Take
PUBG has had a notoriously hard time dealing with hackers – a few months ago, the game's efforts to shut it down led to several real-life arrests. This punishment to one of the game's most visible figureheads seems to be a statement of intent: No one is immune.

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