South Korea Makes Boosting Other Players’ Game Levels Illegal

South Korea’s National Assembly recently passed an amendment that can result in players caught boosting in online games getting charged with a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of up to $18,000.

As reported by Inven (via Dot Esports), the law is an amendment to South Korea’s Game Industry Promotion Act, which already applied these punishments to crimes related to hacking, the illegal distribution and licensing of games, and more. Boosting occurs when a highly-skilled player in games like Overwatch or League of Legends is paid to artificially boost another player’s ranking by logging onto their account and winning matches for them.

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