Heroes of the Storm has a very passionate community but sometimes this passion goes a little too far. Unhappy fans are often seen abusing Blizzard on social media channels and some even give life threats.
Blizzard has decided to take life threats seriously.
28 years old Heroes of the Storm player, Stephen Cebula, is facing 5 years in prison. He took to Facebook and posted life threats to Blizzard employees in a recent post. He is from California which happens to be Blizzard HQ as well.
Cebula said he’ll come by with an AK-47 and other “fun” tools. He is facing federal charges and may end up behind the bars. Cebula seems to have anger management issues and severe toxic behavior. He was banned from Heroes of the Storm chat messages due to abusive and threatening messages.
Cebula was in Silver bracket of Heroes’ ranked ladder leagues. Being banned pissed him off and he took to Facebook to give Blizzard a piece of his mind.
Title 18 U.S.C 18 & 875 (c) “makes it unlawful for a person to transmit in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap or threat to injure the person of another.”
Cebula posted the following message on Facebook:
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
Cebula may end up in prison which won’t really be a bad thing. Toxic behavior is one thing but recently, giving life threats to developers and other players has become a norm. Hello Games received similar threats over No Man’s Sky delay.