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Tarkov cheater who denied hacking accidentally shows it on stream, gets banned

Published: 7/Jun/2019 10:27 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 10:50

by Matt Porter

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A Twitch streamer who vehemently denied that he cheats while playing Escape from Tarkov has had his account banned after accidentally revealing the cheat he uses on stream, and threatening legal action against those who say he uses hacks.

Allegations of using cheats first appeared on Wednesday, June 6, when a video was posted to the /r/LivestreamFail subreddit that claimed to show Kablamo locking on to players who were hidden by walls and headshot after headshot on unsuspecting opponents.

Although the streamer denies using cheats, he was able to provide viewers with some oddly specific information about them when attempting to shut down the accusations, and added more fuel to the fire on June 6 in the hours before his Twitch was shut down.

Battlestate GamesThe cheater denied cheating after a video accused him of using an aimbot.

Kablamo first claimed that he would take the Reddit user who made the video to court, and confirmed that he was asking him to remove the video before he had to proceed with issuing a copyright claims against it, and possible legal action.

“I have enough money to go to court for this thing,” the Twitch streamer told his audience. “I will be willing to gladly go to court for this. I have it ready, I’m asking him to take it down now so I don’t have to submit it.”

“I’m asking him once to just take it down, so I don’t have to go to court for it. If he decides to challenge the copyright, he will have to go to court.”

Kablamo accidentally reveals his Escape from Tarkov cheat

Kablamo then decided to pull up his cheat injector, trying to show his viewers that it wasn’t possible to use hacks in Escape from Tarkov, and that while he had cheats installed, they were for others games like Pavlov VR.

In this clip, where he shows off the hacks he has installed, an eagle-eyed viewer managed to spot the name of one of these cheats, and upon searching the name of the cheat, discovered that the first result took them to a page dedicated to Escape from Tarkov cheats.

Once this became apparent, Kablamo then attempted to convince those watch that the cheat was actually a GTA V hack. However, the URL of the webpage he showed to the stream specifically mentioned the game, meaning it’s likely that he had to search for Grand Theft Auto for it to not show the Tarkov version.

Following this, the streamer’s Twitch account was taken down, although the reason for this remains unclear. 

The platform’s Terms of Service state that “any activity, such as cheating, hacking, botting, or tampering, that gives the account owner an unfair advantage in an online multiplayer game,” is against their Community Guidelines, so it’s likely that this was the reason. We have reached out to Twitch for comment on the ban. 

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.