Insane Moment Shroud Gets Swarmed by Streamsnipers in PUBG and Causes a 15 Kill Massacre - Dexerto
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Insane Moment Shroud Gets Swarmed by Streamsnipers in PUBG and Causes a 15 Kill Massacre

Published: 24/May/2018 13:29 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:58

by Calum Patterson

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For the top streamers on Twitch playing Battle Royale games, the issue of ‘stream snipers’ can be a real pain, but after years of experience Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has clearly gotten used to it.

If unfamiliar, the term ‘stream snipers’ relates really only to large streamers, who of course have so many people watching them land in a certain spot in a BR game that some of these viewers will attempt to land close by and take them out.

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For Shroud, who since retiring from professional CS:GO has become one of the largest battle royale streamers on Twitch and regularly attracts tens of thousands of viewers, stream snipers are a daily issue.

However, we don’t think we have ever seen an instance of stream snipers quite as bad as this.

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Playing a solo game, meaning every man or woman for themselves, the stream sniping problem is made worse by the number of people simply surfing games hoping to drop into Shroud’s lobby.

And a swarm of players seemed to manage it on this occasion, all of them blasting loud music or shouting down their microphones, meanwhile Shroud proceeded to pick them off with a shotgun.

Racking up 15 kills in the mayhem, Shroud even looked a little surprised by what was going on, despite stream snipers being a regular occurrence for him, this was certainly worse than usual.

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And it doesn’t stop there, as the swarms of enemies continue to show up in vehicles blaring music. Some of these players may have just shown up to see what all the fuss was about by this point.

The only solution often to these pesky stream snipers is to apply a significant delay to streams, which often broadcasters would rather not, as it spoils their interaction with viewers.

You can watch Shroud streaming almost daily on his Twitch Channel, and keep up to date with him via his Twitter.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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