After recent complaints by speedrunners in the gaming community, The Sandbox (TSB) is finally considering KYC rules to curb cheaters. Accordingly, the cheating incident happened at one of the speedrun contests run by Metalympics, an official partner of TSB.
According to Metalympics, TSB failed to look into bug reports and proof of cheating submitted by the community. As a result, The Sandbox team ended up rewarding one of the fraudsters with 1000 $SAND (about $1889) worth of prize money. However, this may change soon as The Sandbox is looking into KYC to crack down on cheaters.
Background on the speedrunners’ complaints
For those unaware, speedrun is a playthrough of a video game, with the aim to finish it ASAP. In fact, speedrun is quite common in The Sandbox games. Several external parties like Metalympics will organize speedrun contests regularly for TSB players. Given that, many of these contests offered huge prize money…