There's not a lot of downloads. I exaggerated, there's some. It's mostly government sanctioned, because it's easier to look at what chip someone has in instead of invading their brain to see what they were doing.
I highly doubt you would get famous for killing an LPer in a game. That's sort of like saying a generally unknown band would become famous after playing one song with a famous band and then never doing anything else with them again.
Maybe he did it in such a way people saw him as a pro/something of the sort?
It would look like he's a pro, but it's also the first kill in the game itself. IT's also the future, where having more than a million subscribers is commonplace. He'll make it a habit to kill LPers, eventually becoming something of a legend.
I've seen plenty of LPers that just plain suck at the games they play. Being an LPer by no means indicates that you are a good player.