Treyarch have banned Florian Le Bihan, a developer from EA DICE that is actively working on Battlefield V. To say this is a strange turn of events is an understatement, but it does send some funny messages across and provides entertainment.
Florian Le Bihan took to Twitter to post a screenshot of his account being banned from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, while also asking if they would unban him. Apparently, he had been banned for being reported as a cheater, but considering Le Bihan used to be a professional player in Fnatic, it is easy to see how ordinary players could see his skill as too good and suspect he was cheating.
The interesting twist is the way Le Bihan spends time when he's not pubstomping in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. His Twitter clearly states that he is a core game designer for EA DICE, currently working on Call of Duty's main rival - Battlefield V.
Anyway, Le Bihan appealed to Treyarch to unban him, even providing the gameplay video embedded above showing his skills that are quite extraodinary. It will be interesting to see how Treyarch will respond, since this could serve as a prime advertising opportunity.
Le Bihan doesn't seem to be devastated about the whole ordeal though, as he kept his sense of humour. A follower asked him to share his Paladin loadout, which resulted in Le Bihan responding, "Going to check now. Oh wait.".
Some followers used this opportunity to quip about what the Battlefield developers do in their time, which indeed does not paint a pretty picture for the upcoming Battlefield V. After a disastrous marketing campaign, it was trailing by 85 per cent compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pre-orders and now we get to see the game's devs play the rival game.
On that note, let's also hope Le Bihan doesn't get reprimanded for openly playing the competition's game and even bringing it into the spotlight due to the obscurity of this particular case.