When streaming over services like Twitch, there can be an immense amount of pressure because with thousands of people watching you play a game, you will want to win to avoid looking silly in front of your audience. However it seems that one particular gamer, a certain Phantoml0rd, had the added pressure thanks to a person/group going by the name of DERP who threatened him that if he were to lose the Dota 2 match that he was currently playing, they would attack the game’s servers. Unfortunately Phantoml0rd and his team lost that match the DERP kept to their word, with their Twitter account boasting about services, such as EA.com, having been taken offline.
The group has also managed to perform DDoS attacks on other games that Phantoml0rd began streaming on his Twitch account, such as League of Legends, Club Penguin, and Dota 2. According to Phantoml0rd, he believes that he was randomly targeted as he was top streamer on Twitch at that time. As it stands websites such as EA.com are still unable to load, with the folks at Polygon having reached out to the affected services for comments and when they might be able to expect their services to be able to resume.
Update – In a post by Phantoml0rd on Facebook, “Just had an automatic pointed at me, put in hand cuffs and sat in the back of a cop car as I watched as 6 policemen go through my whole house.. will keep you all updated.”
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