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Counter-strike pro’s police raid broadcast live on Twitch – watch here

Friday, 11th July 2014 05:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A visit from heavily armed police interrupted a recent stream by professional Counter-strike player Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert.

Gilbert was broadcasting a friendly match with friends when police raided his home, apparently in response to a prank call.

At least one observer managed to capture some of the raid as it happened, so you can watch above.

Gilbert kept his humour over what must have been quite a distressing experience, not to mention inconvenient, and his comments on social networks suggest there have been no serious repurcussions.

Unfortunately, whoever has it in for Gilbert continues to grind their axe in less amusing ways; he has apparently now also suffered DoS attacks.

Pranks are all very well, but when they maliciously impact people’s lives things are getting a bit out of hand, amirite?

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4 Comments

  1. dsr

    Wow, this is insane. I hope they will jail the moron who did the call for a couple of days.

    #1 2 months ago
  2. salarta

    Yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to say that whoever did this is less “amusing prankster” and more “colossal asshole.” Wasting police resources in a campaign of harassment just because they don’t like someone on the internets.

    It’s disappointing to see people act this way, and certainly does a lot to encourage negative impressions of people that like and support video games. If this stuff had happened a decade or two ago, I think it’s pretty safe to say it would’ve added fuel to the fire of calls for bans and restrictions on video games under the idea games cause this kind of behavior. After all, it’s not like you hear about someone calling the police or a SWAT force on people for playing music on a livestream.

    #2 2 months ago
  3. Llewelyn_MT

    @salarta
    I agree with you completely.

    @Brenna
    In many countries that is a criminal offense so it certainly doesn’t qualify as a prank, even if the victim puts it like that. What’s coming up next, “prank face mutilation with chlorine acid”?

    #3 2 months ago
  4. salarta

    @Llewelyn_MT Yeah, it bothers me even more when I think of how we don’t know the law situation wherever this took place, so it’s entirely possible this prank meant someone else out there managed to pull off a violent crime. It’s not like all SWAT style police officers (if they’re even the ones that responded) do nothing but train and raid all day.

    #4 2 months ago

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