A forum post
by a Blizzard community manager explains that recent shifts atop the
leaderboards for Diablo III
are the result of a round of bans for those
caught cheating in the action/RPG sequel. The post explains they will continue
to take such actions going forward, though they may not
always be publicized. Here's word:
Some of the shifts you may be seeing on
leaderboards are a direct result of a recent ban wave issued for cheating.
Players that were found to be in violation were removed from the leaderboards
and other rankings have been adjusted appropriately as a result. This means your
ranking may have increased if someone ranked above you was removed from the
leaderboard. As we move forward to future seasons and eras, we'll be continuing
to monitor for such behavior and take appropriate action, though we may not
always message when such ban waves occur.