Yeah... it’s still a thing.
Apex Legends Streamer ImperialHal Gets Swatted
Apex Legends pro player and streamer Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen was swatted live for all his fans to see. Luckily, it all ended well.
We all thought that swatting was a thing of the past but apparently that’s not the case. Swatting has been going on for ages, but became popular in the recent past as a way to “prank” streamers.
What is swatting?
Usually, someone makes an emergency call and gives false information for a certain address. This results in the police force dispatching a number of armed officers that storm the place. Kicking the door in is a common practice in such situations.
The latest victim of the malicious practice is no other than Apex Legends pro player and streamer Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen. He was streaming and minding his own business, when there was a sudden knock on the door.
The event caused quite a lot of concern to his fans that watched the entire thing unravel live on stream. Thankfully, everything turned out well.
If you watch the entire video you’ll hear the officers asking Dosen to comply and raise his hands and get on the ground. A few moments later, ImperialHal is back at the stream explaining that he just got swatted.
Not too long ago, Turner “Tfue” Tenney was also swatted.
Swatting is a serious offense that can lead to a jail sentence – like the case of Tyler Barriss. The latter sent a squad to fellow Call of Duty player Andrew Finch, which led to his death. Barriss received 20 years in prison for it.
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Whether we’ll find out who made the call to swat Dosen remains to be seen. In any case, swatting remains a problem that can put people’s lives in danger. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page or Discord channel!
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