Guild Wars 2 July Tournament Cheaters Permanently Banned From PvP

It’s the first ever Guild Wars 2 Monthly Tournament and cheaters have already gone to work in ruining the game for everybody else. Apparently, having someone else play your account during tournament matches is considered cheating (duh!). Well, ArenaNet is having none of it.

“As many of you are aware, we received many reports that the winners of July’s Monthly tournament were not played by the owners of those accounts,” says the studio. “After a thorough investigation, we have found that these accusations are true.”

Ten July Monthly tournament winners were found to be guilty of this and are now permanently banned from all forms of PvP. In addition, ArenaNet has removed all prizes and statues that the offending players won during the tournament. Here's the official list:

Naru and alts
Nos and alts
Wakkey and alts
Toker and alts
Zeromis and alts

Asuna Proxy
Forever I Promise
Love Them Boons
Jolly Karen
Makus

ArenaNet says that they are taking the matter very seriously and that they will continue to monitor future tournaments.

Guild Wars 2 is keen about getting the community involved in the game. Watch the devs showcase artwork, videos, and other GW2-inspired fan projects in the latest Community Showcase Live episode just after the break. You can also head over to the Guild Wars 2 official forums for more info.