A Californian man was arrested last week for sending death threats to Hearthstone, Overwatch and World of Warcraft firm Blizzard.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California has published a press release, explaining that 28-year old Stephen Cebula had sent messages to Blizzard at the beginning of July, stating that he may or may not pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other ‘fun’ tools” and might be inclined to ‘cause a disturbance’ at [Blizzard’s] headquarters (pictured) in California with an AK47 and a few other ‘opportunistic tools.’”
It’s currently unknown why Cebula made these threats.
After an investigation by the FBI, he has been arrested on July 12th and now faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
It’s unfortunately not the first time a game company has to deal with death threats. Most recently, studio Hello Games, was threatened following the delay of No Man’s Sky.