PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is probably the most Twitch game that’s ever existed, building a millions-strong playerbase out of being on the right channels at the right time. That, plus its open nature, meant that trolling streamers became more than just a casual hobby for some. Ever more ingenious ways of ruining streamer’s days were invented, with the peak being a group of players following various streamers around while honking horns on vehicles. It ruined the audio of the stream, made it hard for them to hear enemies, and, yes, was pretty hilarious. In an interview last night, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene said in no uncertain terms what he thought of the streamers that let it get to them.
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As part of an interview with H3H3 Productions, a popular YouTube and Twitch channel, Greene said this:
The full archive isn’t available unless you’re subscribed to H3H3 on Twitch, but they eventually upload to YouTube, so look for it there in the next 24 hours or so.
Helpfully, a member of the PUBG subreddit took notes on what was said during the broadcast. We’re two steps away from the original source at this point, so take it with a grain of salt, but they mention that Greene also clarified their position on stream sniping. According to the post he says that the only thing that people get banned for is maliciously pursuing streamers over multiple games, as PUBG Corp have proof of it and it’s against the rules. Beyond that they don’t have an issue with it, and see it as the streamer’s job to protect themselves, either through delays or covering their screen while finding a match.
We’ll grab a link to the archive once it’s up. For now, PUBG 1.0 is available and the servers seem stable.