​Popular PUBG Streamer Shroud Banned After Playing With Obvious Hacker

It doesn't matter how big you are in the streaming world, the ban hammer will come down on anyone who's taking advantage of a hacked video game.

Well, only if they're caught, and broadcasting it to everyone on Twitch probably isn't the brightest thing to do if you want to avoid this.

Shroud recently had to find this out the hard way, after he broadcast himself playing with a hacker in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

He was seen jumping into the strangers flying car and benefiting from wall-hacks, and was banned the day after streaming the event.

At least Shroud knew what was coming to him. During the game he acknowledged what the consequences would be, but actually said it was his best ever PUBG game. Worth it.

Shroud won't be able to play on his account for a whole 30 days but he could create a new one if he liked. We reckon he should take the opportunity to go on his jollies - Spain's nice this time of year.

It's safe to say PUBG is having its having its fair share of hacking problems at the minute, and local authorities have been working with the games Chinese publisher, Tencent, to combat it.


As of today, there have been a reported 141 arrests made as a result of people selling cheat software, with some including a Trojan virus which steals peoples data.

The hacker from the stream actually tried to promote his cheat selling service, before he was promptly cut off, and it was probably a good job for Shroud's sake.

What are you views of hacking in games? Let us know.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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