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The $77 million PUBG cheating empire smashed by the Chinese cops—and the founder who escaped

Cheating has been around in video games forever, but the industry’s meteoric success over the last few decades has turned it into a genuine side business. You don’t need to look hard to find them: any game worth making cheats for will have someone, somewhere, beavering away on a method of breaking the rules. And, almost always, charging for it.

The phenomenal success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and particularly in the Chinese market, has seen it targeted by countless cheats. One of, if not the biggest of all, was called Cheat Ninja, until its closure in January this year Vice has managed to track down the cheat’s original developer for a remarkable story.

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