In an unexpected twist, a Rainbow Six Siege player faced sentencing due to a prank call to Ubisoft’s Montreal office. The irate gamer, Yanni Ouahioune, 22, will now serve three years in community service, as reported by The Montreal Gazette.
Swatting Incident Lands Rainbow Six Siege Player in Trouble
Ouahioune’s wrath led to a fake emergency call, stemming from his repeated banning from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The hoax call prompted a police response, with a fully armed team surrounding the Ubisoft building. The officers secured the premises and nearby streets, only to find there was no genuine threat.
His call allegedly originated from his parents’ house, using Russian servers to disguise his identity, but this attempt at obfuscation failed. Following his charge, La Presse reported that Ouahioune pleaded with Ubisoft to lift his account ban. Ouahioune had invested over $1,500 into his account for cosmetic enhancements, intensifying his desperation.
Fallout of a Gamer’s Fake Hostage Situation
Along with the swatting incident, Ouahioune was implicated in a DDoS attack against a French government office and threats aimed at Minecraft developers. His sentence will involve compensation to victims, mental health treatment, and mandatory work or training.
Magali Valence, Ubisoft Montreal’s external communication director, confirmed Ubisoft’s stance on the court’s decision via an email to The Montreal Gazette. She stated their commitment to their employees impacted by this incident, stressing the importance of condemning such violent and unacceptable actions.