Chris Cleary

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Chris Cleary

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Analytics Lead
Analytics Team
Previous positions
Fraud and Game Security Lead

Chris Cleary was the Lead of the Analytics Team at ArenaNet. He has previously worked as the Fraud and Game Security Lead. Before joining ArenaNet, he worked with Zynga, Electronic Arts (EA), and Sony in various Software Analyst positions.



  • Analytics Lead
    • April 2018 – December 2019
  • Fraud and Game Security Lead
    • May 2013 – April 2018


  • Senior Gameplay Security Analyst at Zynga
    • October 2010 - April 2013
  • Game Design Intern/Quality Assurance at Sparkplay Media
    • August 2009 - April 2010
  • QA Software Analyst at EA
    • October 2008 - July 2009
  • Senior Online QA Software Analyst at Sony
    • November 2006 - October 2008

Work in Fraud and Game Security[edit]

  • Removal of botters and other rule breakers.
  • Find exploits.


  • Chris has multiple articles and a video of his actions against cheaters.[1][2][3][4][5]
  • Chris's "path to game security actually started on the other end with bot and cheat creation for a number of popular online games back in the early 2000s."[6]
  • Chris offered 1000 Gold coin to any raid team that could kill Sabetha with nothing but dual Quip thieves.[7][8] The guild, Snow Crows [SC], managed to complete the challenge.[9]