Heroes of the Storm player, Stephen Cebula, was arrested by the FBI for making death threats against Blizzard Entertainment.
Game developers receiving death threats has become all too common these days. Recently the developer of No Man’s Sky was flooded with death threats after it was reported that the game would be delayed, and not even the reporter who broke the news was immune from having his safety threatened. The use of threats and toxic language is always an ugly dark side to gaming and the internet in general and it seems to have hit a fever pitch lately.
Recently a Heroes of the Storm player, Stephen Cebula, was arrested by the FBI for making death threats against Blizzard Entertainment, makers of Heroes of the Storm. Cebula’s threats came after Blizzard issued a chat ban to the 28-year-old for sending messages packed with threats and racial slurs to other players.
Upon receiving the ban Cebula posted this message on Blizzard’s Facebook page:
“Careful Blizzard … I live in California and your headquarters is here in California … You keep silencing me in Heroes of the Storm and I may or may not pay you a visit with an AK 47 amongst some other ‘fun’ tools.”
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