Getting angry in-game is nothing new, but if you are threatening in real life to be very dangerous, a Heroes of the Storm (HoTS) player should be sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined $ 250,000 for doing so.
Stephen Cebula, a gamer from Sacramento, California, has to deal with law enforcement after threatening to come to Blizzard Entertainment’s office with an AK-47 rifle. This 28 year old man made many threats in the virtual world from July 2 to 3 against company employees after his chat feature was disabled in the game several times.
Cebula’s chat is disabled because it sends rude messages to other players during play. This includes a criminal case, for daring to threaten to kill other players and their families, he also threatened to commit sexual assault, and said he would bomb the New York Twin towers. When receiving the complaint, Blizzard chose to turn off Cebula’s chat feature.
This made the HoTS Player Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison angry and tried to find Blizzard’s office address, after meeting him he posted a message on his Facebook account that said “Be careful, blizzard, I live in California and your office is here in California, you may be able to disable chat. I and I will come to you with AK47 weapons. ” In less than 20 minutes he also sent the same message to Blizzard.
Cebula was arrested on July 12 in a sting-like operation, during which Blizzard helped track down his IP address and telephone number.
Investigators received an arrest warrant on the morning of July 12 and interrogated Cebula prior to his arrest. Cebulan faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office.
So that’s the latest information from the HoTS Player who was sentenced to 5 years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine for threatening Blizzard. From this review, it is certainly a warning as well as a lesson for all of us.
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