A California man was arrested for sending violent threats to Blizzard Entertainment over the internet, and has been arrested for them.
According to the press release, 28 year-old Stephen Cebula was charged with making threats to injure employees working for Blizzard.
‘According to court documents, between July 2, 2016, and July 3, 2016, Cebula transmitted messages over the internet to Blizzard Entertainment, in which he stated that he “may or may not pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other ‘fun’ tools,” and “might be inclined to ‘cause a disturbance’ at [Blizzard’s] headquarters in California with an AK47 and a few other ‘opportunistic tools.’” Cebula was arrested on July 12, 2016, and is in custody. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 26, 2016.’
If convicted, Cebula could face up to five years in prison, including a $250,000 fine. No other details were given about the reasoning behind these threats, and why they were brought up in the first place.
Blizzard Entertainment released Overwatch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC back in May, and recently added new support hero Ana Amari to the game.