A stream sniper targeted prominent streamer Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek in a recent PUBG stream, and things did not exactly go as most would expect.
Stream sniping is one of the most tragic aspects of online gaming for many streamers, especially ones that have such a huge following like Shroud, Dr Disrespect, Ninja, Tfue, and many others.
The reason these streamers get targeted by stream snipers, aside from their massive popularity, is that they all mainly apply their craft in battle royale titles, such as PUBG, which are easy games for these players to infiltrate and try to ruin the gaming experience of others.
Shroud chose to play some PUBG in one of his recent streams, and during an intense match he and his team realized that they were running into players whose names were familiar to them from other matches.
The fact that they were getting stream sniped didn't really faze Shroud or his squad; what caught them by surprise was when they saw one of the players standing completely still, meaning that he had gotten banned from the game while he was in the act of stream sniping.
"He got banned. That guy got banned!" Shroud said while laughing. "Fucking bitch! That's what you get! He literally left the last game to get into this game."
After witnessing the player who was trying to stream snipe his team get banned right before their eyes, Shroud had nothing but complimentary things to say about the PUBG developers.
"That's cool. It's nice to see PUBG or any game actually start to care about stream snipers," he said. "It's like they're going back to their old ways, back in PUBG's prime. I think more devs need to care about that shit."
There has never really been a foolproof counter against stream snipers in online gaming, especially since many are so dedicated to the act of trolling that they continue to evolve past any defense thrown against them.
As Shroud said, it's definitely a positive sign to see developers take a hard stance against stream snipers, such as banning them right in the middle of matches, but until a really effective solution is figured out, big streamers will have to continue dealing with the issue.