12 Professional Players banned for PUBG radar hacking

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 11 Jan 2019
12 Professional Players banned for PUBG radar hacking
  • The 12 players have been banned on grounds that they were fully aware of their teammates using an unauthorized program during the PUBG Europe League Qualifiers.

Highlights

  • 12 Players have been banned from PUBG.
  • The players used an unauthorized program to gain advantage in the game.
  • The program revealed the location of other players and items on the map.

Players getting banned in PUBG isn't new news, but 12 new players have been banned from playing the game. 10 of the 12 have been banned from professional play whereas 2 have been suspended. The players have been banned because they were fully aware that their teammates were using an unauthorized program during the PUBG Europe League Qualifiers. @PUBGEsports says, “We verified that the evidence for every ban is indeed conclusive, and that there is no grounds to assume any of the banned accounts had been hijacked or borrowed at the time the unauthorized program was used.” 

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Breaking up the 12 offenders, six players that have used the unauthorized program in professional games as well as public games will receive a three-year suspension. Four players that have used the program in public games but not in professional match will receive a two-year suspension. The final two members of Sans domicile fixe will receive a three-year suspension on grounds that “they were fully knowledgeable about their teammates’ using an unauthorized program during PEL Qualifiers”. 

To prevent future unauthorized usage of programmes in PUBG, PUBG Corp has announced that pro players will have to go through comprehensive background checks of all their accounts. This will happen prior to them competing in matches. 

PUBG Corm hasn’t revealed details about the ban other than an unauthorized app was used. However, information online suggests that the program in question seems to be radar hacking. This is a method of cheating which uses VPN to read game data packets that are sent between the game and the server. The program is pretty hard to detect as it doesn’t require actually reading the games files. The advantage this program gives players is that it tells them the location of other players in the game and items on the map which is ofcourse an unfair advantage. 

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