Not only does it undermine the "spirit of fair competition" but it can cause "stability and performance issues" with Battle.net. 5k a drop in the ocean?
"In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that's essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service," Blizzard in a statement.
"Maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on Battle.net and take action as needed." 5,000 banned users is nothing compared to 2008's purge of 350,000.
Fans will be glad to see Blizzard taking the situation of cheaters very seriously.