Fortnite pro player is swatted live on stream during a Championship Series game

    
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Fortnite pro player is swatted live on stream during a Championship Series game

Cody “Clix” Conrad, a 14-year-old professional Fortnite player, was minding his own business playing a Championships Series game over the weekend when his house was swatted. Conrad announced the fact mid-stream while playing with a team, saying “Police are here. I just got swatted, one second, I gotta go.” Mercifully, Conrad wasn’t injured or murdered by police; he even got the Snapchat details of one of the responding officers, apparently.

The swatting incident is another rough mark on Conrad’s year thanks to vile humans on the internet, as his Twitch account was taken down in August after hackers took control of his channel and started streaming adult content on it. Readers will also recall that another pro Fortnite player, 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, was also swatted live on stream.

You can see the clip of the moment embedded below.

source: Kotaku

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Alyn
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Alyn

Once again, we see how a few can destroy fun. It angers me to no end. Yes, I want the authorities to apprehend the moron that thought this was somehow “funny”.

On the other hand, do we have any cogent thoughts as to how to reduce the the occurrence of this kind of crime. It is a unforgiving abuse of privacy.

Have we lost our since of humanity?

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Adam Russell

They should find these creeps and charge them with attempted murder.

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Max Sand

what ever happened to ordering someone pizzas? Not edgy enough? the kid is 14 FFS.

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mysecretid

Indeed. Ordering pizzas for someone is a prank. This? This is a crime.

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MilitiaMasterV

You know what would probably stop this behavior? If the people who swatted others, got swatted. And they started dying for it.

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Nathan Aldana

ah yes, because using the police as contract killers on the regular has no downsides

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MilitiaMasterV

Oh, I was referring to actual SWAT teams showing up to haul the people in for committing a crime, and the response likely being someone pulling a gun…and they die for it. Since there’s a lot of armchair warriors who have this ‘They won’t take me without a fight’ mentality. Maybe they need that fight brought to their doorstep if they are actually harming others…(As evidenced by getting a random unrelated person killed in previous cases.)…or thinking about it.

I mean, the whole ‘approaching a location hot’ to begin with I personally have a problem with anyway, unless it’s an active shooter situation or something like a hostage taking. (I’ve watched documentaries AND shows about this subject, so I know a bit more than your average person about how things are done.)

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Jack Pipsam

It’s horrific this is still happening and how this kind of doxing loophole still hasn’t been properly addressed by streaming services (unless they do it another way?), irregardless the entire situation is effed-up.

That said, I have to admire the calmness of his response.

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Jeremy Barnes

I’m generally in favor of companies taking responsibility for problems, but how could a streaming service stop this?

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Bruno Brito

Jesus. Not this again.

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PanagiotisLial1

Its already bizzare and scary that some people can find the RL location of a 14 year old so easy

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Nathan Aldana

welcome to the power of pure internet spite,

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Mewmew

Obviously not enough people have learned their lesson about this to have it stop yet. They probably don’t even care if people get killed (otherwise they wouldn’t be doing it, because that’s a major possibility). The only thing they care about is getting caught and having to deal with the consequences. And it seems that we simply don’t catch them enough.

This is one of the things I really want the FBI to put some serious work into (along with whatever other agencies will be involved in other countries). I want them to track down the people who are doing this and then want the Courts to give them some of those big example punishments.

Why do we have such extremes? People are so touchy in real life you can’t say one little sentence without ruining your career. Yet when they become anonymous they just go nuts doing horrible things. I’d wonder if maybe they were related, but people have been doing horrible things since far before the West got so touchy.

I honestly don’t feel like I was made for this world a good amount of the time. I don’t even understand people who are rude most of the time or people who swear a lot, much less the extremes humans go to in being vile.

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EmberStar

Kind of feels more and more like that one episode of the Simpsons, where Grandpa was shouting at a young Homer. “I used to be ‘with it.’ Now I don’t even know what ‘it’ is! Everything is strange and scary, and I don’t understand what’s going on. It happened to me, boy! And it will happen to you!”

Sort of stops being quite as funny when it starts to happen for real. o.O

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Witches

I guess not enough people have died for this to be considered a serious problem.

Let’s hope 5yo don’t become famous on the internet otherwise we’ll have people swatting kindergartens.

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Nathan Aldana

I mean. considering the way cops are never blamed for anything serious in america I doubt it ever will be

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NeoWolf

Swatting really pushes my buttons. Do these idiots just not comprehend how ridiculously dangerous this is. Putting someone else’s life in jeopardy for kicks.. it makes me embarrassed to share a species with these low lives.

I mean its bad enough when it is against adults, but that is a frikkin kid for goodness sake.. where is their humanity?

If it were up to me I would make punsihments for swatters extremely harsh.

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Kanbe

Until all swatting incidents are treated very seriously (regardless of if anyone gets hurt or not) we’re going to keep seeing this. Without repeated, highly visible punishments, people will just see swatting as “just a prank for luls”

This shit is ridiculously dangerous, stupid, and immature.

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Utakata

Just a note of contention: “Repeated, highly visible punishments” would unlikely act as a deterrent. As having peeps die to this behavior hasn’t actually stopped it. All this would do instead is likely remove the offending party so they won’t be doing this again for a very long time at best.

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Kanbe

I’m going to feel awful even saying this and it shows how much faith I have in humanity. Other people dying isn’t necessarily a consequence for the swatter. Sure it may be unintended, but it doesn’t really affect the swatter unless they then actually get caught. I don’t expect people who swat to have much apathy for others and that conquences would only matter if it directly inconviences them.

Also, and I’m likely just not aware of other instances, but I only know of 1 death so far and I could see that being written off by many as “well that would never happen in my case.”

Not saying I like anything I’ve just said but I’m cynical and have little faith in people.

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Utakata

Fair enough. Although whether it’s one person or potentially many…a death that occurs with this behavior is far too many. /sigh

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Kanbe

That I wholeheartedly agree with.