Tencent And Chinese Police Bust $76 Million Cheating Operation

One of the most lucrative video game cheating enterprises in history has been shut down, with the operation reportedly generating over $76 million in revenue prior to the bust.

As reported by the BBC, the cheating group, which called itself “Chicken Drumstick,” was raided in a collaborative operation between Chinese authorities and Tencent, the enormous conglomerate that also runs some of China’s biggest video game businesses. As part of the raid, more than $46 million in assets were seized, including several sports cars. It was headquartered in eastern China in the Jiangsu province, which is near Shanghai.

10 people were arrested as part of the operation, with police destroying “17 cheats,” though it’s unclear exactly what that means. They said users could pay $200 a month to access cheats, which were available for some of the most-popular games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Overwatch. Users were also able to pay a daily $10 rate to access the cheats, so at least those who had to play against cheaters can sleep knowing they were shelling out a ridiculous amount of money to win a Gun Game match.

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