Blizzard Entertainment Permabans Hearthstone Win Trading Accounts

Community Manager Whirthun announced there were permanent bans for players who win traded in Hearthstone Ranked Play. If you wish to reach the BlizzCon Hearthstone World Championship do it the right way, or get a permanent ban. It is not a Hearthstone ban by the way … all your Battle.net account including World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III characters are gone with the wind.

Fair play is at the heart of Hearthstone. The Ranked Play ladder is a place where players have the opportunity to duel and gauge their card-slinging prowess while climbing the ranks. Participating in Ranked Play should be fun, exciting, competitive, and fair.

We’ve recently banned Hearthstone accounts that were found to be participating in win trading. Win trading at any rank is something that we do not take lightly, and is in violation of our Terms of Use. As we mentioned in our previous statement regarding fair play in Hearthstone, instances of cheating will not be tolerated. Accounts that were discovered participating in win trading have received permanent account closure and disqualification from events where ranking is used as a method of qualification.

 

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