Dafran Banned From Overwatch Competition For Encouraging Fans To Cheat

Gotta give credit to the heads at Overwatch — they don't mess around when it comes to pros who cheat. At least that's the lesson Dafran from Team Selfless is learning today, as he has been indefinitely suspended from tournament play due to encouraging his fans to cheat on his behalf.

credit//Blizzard
credit//Blizzard

You're probably looking at that and wondering how the hell that's possible when everything is randomized. Essentially, whenever he would be recognized in a game, he would encourage players on the opposing team via Twitch to bail on their teammates and help give his team the edge toward a victory. Not really a smart play, considering Twitch videos are now saved from the previous viewing, and high-profile players like him are constantly being monitored for such actions.

Team Selfless is still allowed to continue playing, but Dafran has been suspended for a week from Overwatch, banned from Season 5 when he returns, and barred from any kind of competition. Selfless posted a statement on the issue which we've added below, but in the meantime, Dafran posted his own "eloquent" response.

"While Dafran will no longer be playing with our team, we will be assisting him in finding the help, counseling, and guidance that he needs to improve his mental and emotional well-being.  He is a dear friend, and we will be as supportive as possible during this time off from competitive play, so that he can come back stronger and better than ever."

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