Blackwatch is a group of pseudointellectual trolls
, first forming in World of Warcraft
and holding a presence in several online gaming communities.
The group espouses a particular agenda, emphasizing the need for detachment and disidentification in people. Through this, they justify their inflammatory actions, although many members troll simply for amusement.
Blackwatch gained moderate renown after launching a slander campaign against a World of Warcraft player; the libel would be debunked, associating the group with guilds like Serenity Now
and granting it an enormous amount of infamy.
The group would later feign a member's real life death, eliciting sympathy from the World of Warcraft community. This would also be debunked as deception.