Dota 2’s only two-time world champion and OG organization, which has become one of the world’s top names in Counter-Strike since the beginning of the year, is starting to fight spoofing.
OG said in a post on its website that content made by OG players has been used to trick viewers into Twitch.
- We see the need to talk about this directly, because unfortunately some of these broadcasts have claimed to be OG players. Our fans are really important to us and we are trying to get the matter resolved, commented Dota Captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, one of the founders of OG.
Ilta-Sanomat wrote about the false broadcast problem that plagued Twitch in March. The scammers first create an account for Twitch whose name resembles the username of one of your favorite trademarks. Transmissions show a recording of a player's previous transmission.
With bot viewers, the broadcast is delivered to the top of the watch lists. The broadcast attempts to direct the user to a fake site in hopes of free game items. In reality, users who sign in to the site will have their Steam account cleared.
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OG has listed on its website live Twitch broadcasts from everyone in the organization that are safe to watch. The list includes Finns Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, Topias ”Topson” Taavitsainen and Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, among others. OG is the first major racing organization to report intervening in the fake broadcasts that haunt Twitch.