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Greekgodx outraged after being banned from PUBG for ‘no reason’

Published: 28/Jul/2019 20:18 Updated: 28/Jul/2019 20:58

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch streamer Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos was happily broadcasting a game of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on July 28 when he suddenly got banned for no apparent reason.

While there are a whole host of reasons players can get themselves banned from online games, it’s extremely puzzling when bans are issued for seemingly no reason – which is exactly what happened to Greekgodx.

The British streamer, who is best known for his League of Legends and IRL broadcasts, was playing with a group of friends in PUBG when things took an unexpected turn for the worst.

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The famous streamer had just finished a custom zombie match with friends when a ban message suddenly appeared on his screen.

“You have been banned from PUBG until 2019-07-29 due to unusual gameplay patterns. You can play again after 24 hour(s).

Twitch: GreekgodxGreekgodx was suddenly fronted with a 24 hour ban.

Immediately upon finding out he’d been banned, the streamer screamed “what!?” repeatedly before shouting “Are you kidding? For what fucking reason?!”

Greek then went on to explain that he was simply enjoying a custom match and didn’t understand why it happened: “I was enjoying my fucking custom zombie game. What have I got banned for?!”

Why was Greekgodx banned?

While Greek was left unsure as to why he was banned, his friend he was playing with jumped in with a theory: “They think you’re like, an XP farmer.”

It’s also possible that suspension might have been triggered by people spamming multiple reports on the streamer – something which PUBG usually issues an automatic 1-2 day ban for.

We’ll update you if any clearer reasoning for Greek’s ban comes to light.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

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Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.