The high-profile Fortnite World Cup received underway final weekend – and already Epic has banned 1000’s of individuals for dishonest.
The World Cup on-line open week one event noticed an enormous quantity of curiosity – no shock given Epic’s placing up $1m every week for on-line open qualifiers.
In a weblog submit, Epic detailed over 1100 accounts have been banned from aggressive play for 14 days for circumventing area locks and enjoying in a number of areas by way of the course of the event. That quantity contains simply shy of 200 prize winners who’ve had their prizes forfeited.
There’s extra: 48 accounts have been banned for account sharing – a determine that features 9 prize winners. Eight accounts have been banned for teaming (one winner will forfeit prizes for teaming). Teaming is when a number of gamers get into the identical match and coordinate their efforts, for instance working as a duo in opposition to a map full of solo gamers.
One account was banned completely from Fortnite for utilizing cheat software program throughout the semi-finals. (This account performed for lower than 5 minutes within the event earlier than being banned, Epic stated.)
And one account was given a 72-hour aggressive ban for deliberately disconnecting to keep away from giving factors to a different competitor.
The account completely banned from Fortnite could have belonged to Jonathan “JonnyK” Kosmala, a Fortnite esports participant who was booted from Team Kalibur this week after he was discovered to have cheated throughout the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers.
We have launched Johnathan Kosmala from our Fortnite crew.
We are shocked to study that he was dishonest throughout the World Cup Qualifiers.
This violation is critical and we now have ended our relationship with him. We apologize to our supporters for his lapse in judgement.
— Team Kaliber (@TeamKaliber) April 14, 2019
With a lot cash up for grabs (Epic’s placing an unimaginable $100m into aggressive Fortnite in 2019), tournaments will little question see determined gamers do no matter they really feel they will get away with in a bid to make cash from the sport.
“Our crew constantly displays aggressive play in all areas and can take motion in opposition to unfair play if vital,” warned Epic.
“After every event, all gamers (together with the winners) are rigorously vetted by a number of groups and analytical processes to confirm honest play based on the principles of the event, the Fortnite Code of Conduct, and the Fortnite End User License Agreement.”