Deadmau5 was forced to cut his PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds stream short last night due to a case of stream sniping. Once the DJ and his team-mate realised they were being stream-sniped, Deadmau5 immediately quit the game and turned off his stream.
Our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds guide probably won’t protect you from stream snipers, but you should still check it out.
Towards the end of the stream, which you can watch the replay of here(start at around 1:07:00), Deadmau5’s team-mate is killed by a player that the pair immediately recognise as having killed them both earlier. They pretty much instantly put two and two together, and Deadmau5 says, “I’m going to quit streaming. Way to ruin a stream,” before leaving the game and turning off Twitch.
The culprit appears to not be the smartest person in the world, confessing their actions immediately afterwards on Deadmau5’s Twitter, saying that his stream snipe was “payback” for Deadmau5’s friend killing the player’s team-mate.
Easy:get good. Don't stand out in the open. Play FPP. Delay the stream 30s and dont show beginning landing. Duda killed my teammate. Payback
— Pat (@_Not_The_NSA_) September 12, 2017
Stream sniping is a bannable offense in PUBG, and this isn’t the first time the practice has made headlines, although Bluehole are taking more and more measures to prevent the questionable strategy.