Blizzard Smashes 5,000 StarCraft II Cheaters

While commendable, it is still nowhere near as elegant as the act of smashing pixels. Bunch of posers. Well, they warned you and they followed through. Blizzard, in accordance with their ban threat made weeks ago has used the almighty hammer on the accounts of thousands of StarCraft II players:

We recently took action, including suspensions and bans, on over 5,000 StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. Maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we’ll be continuing to keep watch on and take action as needed.

There have been reports of a few false bans however, which hopefully will be resolved amicably.

Meanwhile the Terran Dominon, Zerg, and Tal’derim are still waiting on Blizzard’s decision to ban players for ruthlessly crushing them with terribleterribledamage.