Twitch streamer Ekuegan is no longer allowed to play Destiny 2 for leaking private details, but he insists that Bungie has made a mistake.
Recently, details regarding future updates to Destiny 2 leaked online. While the game and developer Bungie have suffered leaks before, this instance has quickly spiralled into quite the whirlwind as the leak consists of photos of a slideshow from a private summit event.
These summits are where Bungie shares information regarding future updates with Destiny 2 content creators to gain feedback. Obviously, those attending aren’t allowed to talk about what they see, but Bungie believes one such content creator is responsible for the recent leak.
As a result, Bungie has banned the individual in question – Twitch streamer Ekuegan Teko-Agbo (simply known as Ekuegan) – from ever playing Destiny 2 again. Ekuegan denies the allegations, but Bungie says it has ‘irrefutable evidence’ that proves his guilt.
We obviously won’t be sharing the contents of the leak, but the photos are said to have originated from a Discord server and were posted by a user known only as Freezing Dart.
Bungie acknowledged the leak several days ago and while it didn’t name who it believed was responsible, its statement very much suggested that the leak came via one of its confidential summit events.
‘Community interaction and engagement is central to Bungie and our games. For years, we’ve invited creators and other members of the community to confidential summits to provide feedback on the future of Destiny. This is a beloved part of the process, but relies heavily on trust,’ it wrote.
It warns that incidents such as this could jeopardise any future summits, adding, ‘We take these breaches extremely seriously and are taking actions to reinforce our policies with those invited to these internal meetings.’
While he did attend the summit in question, he maintains that he’s innocent, pointing out that it’d be incredibly stupid to risk his livelihood like this.
‘I’m in so many NDAs [at the moment], why would I breach any? It’s part of the job,’ he told Forbes, revealing that Bungie found that the desktop icons on the leaked screenshots matched Ekuegan’s own desktop, which are frequently displayed during his Twitch streams.
Ekuegan argues that someone else is framing him, suggesting that someone else photoshopped his desktop icons onto the photos to pass the blame.
Bungie, however, is unwilling to budge on the matter. In fact, in a recent update, it states that it not only has ‘irrefutable evidence,’ but seems to insinuate that Ekuegan has been leaking info for years.
‘Our security and legal teams have reviewed irrefutable evidence, including video recordings, verified messages, and images demonstrating a pattern over time that confirm the same individual shared confidential information from community summits spanning multiple years,’ it says on Twitter.
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