A disgruntled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Seige gamer who called in a fake emergency to Ubisoft’s Montreal workplace was sentenced this week to 3 years of group service, in accordance with The Montreal Gazette. Yanni Ouahioune, 22, was handed the sentence on Monday in Paris following his name to authorities a few faux hostage scenario in November 2020.
Police say Ouahioune known as within the hoax as a result of he was indignant he had been banned a number of occasions from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. In response to the bogus name, a closely armed squad of cops surrounded the constructing. The officers secured the headquarters — and closed a number of close by streets — earlier than confirming there wasn’t an energetic menace. Ouahioune allegedly known as from his mother and father’ home utilizing Russian servers to masks his identification (unsuccessfully). After being charged, La Presse reported (via Polygon) that Ouahioune pleaded for Ubisoft to unban his account. “Are you able to say that I’m kindly asking the Ubisoft group to ‘unban’ my account please,” Ouahioune mentioned. “I’ve put over $1,500 in beauty enhancements in my profile.”
The sentencing additionally consists of Ouahioune’s alleged half in a DDoS assault in opposition to a French authorities workplace and making threats in opposition to Minecraft builders. The convicted hoaxer will reportedly be required to “compensate victims, endure remedy for a psychological well being downside and both work or endure coaching” along with the group service.
Magali Valence, Ubisoft director of exterior communication for Ubisoft Montreal, informed The Montreal Gazette in an electronic mail that it acknowledges the court docket’s choice. “On this trial we have been dedicated to representing the pursuits of our workers who have been affected by this false hostage-taking alert at our Montreal studio. It was essential for us to denounce this violent and unacceptable incident. Out of respect for our workers who have been affected by this occasion, we won’t remark additional.”