September 29, 2023

A disgruntled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Seige gamer who known as in a faux emergency to Ubisoft’s Montreal workplace was sentenced this week to 3 years of neighborhood service, in response to 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 instances from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. In response to the bogus name, a closely armed squad of law enforcement officials 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 dad and mom’ home utilizing Russian servers to masks his id (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 stated. “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 neighborhood service.

Magali Valence, Ubisoft director of exterior communication for Ubisoft Montreal, informed The Montreal Gazette in an e-mail that it acknowledges the courtroom’s resolution. “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 is not going to remark additional.”