TechnologyBanned Fortnite cheaters make it into $30M tournament anyway
Epic Games Announces Community-Driven ‘Fortnite’ Creative World Cup
“Fortnite” maker Epic Games has announced “Fortnite” World Cup – Creative, a new competitive event featuring trials built by community creators. “Fortnite” World Cup – Creative will be made up of five different Creative trials , with the top 15 participants facing off at the “Fortnite” World Cup Finals. Players have a chance at winning a piece of a $3 million Creative prize pool. Trials for the Creative World Cup take place over five showcase events from April 29 to June 7. Each week players will have the chance to try out the latest Creative trial and submit their best clip on YouTube.
Five weeks ago, two Fortnite players called Xxif and Ronaldo were
During the World Cup qualifiers, players earn points through things like placement and eliminations. The top six players with the most points at the end of 10 matches qualify to compete in the World Cup. The controversy around Xxif and Ronaldo first started in week 3 of the qualifiers after a clip appeared to show Fortnite players purposefully letting themselves get killed by Xxif. Because eliminations grant points, this meant that Xxif was getting at least one free point a game, along with along with elimination bonuses like extra health or shields, and 50 of each material. Similarly, a different clip featuring Ronaldo seemed to incriminate him for the same offense as Xxif.
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While the finer points of the event -- likely a special, limited game mode -- are still unknown, it will apparently kick off Thursday.
Shortly after, Epic invested the claims of foul play during the qualifier and apparently found them fairly convincing. Just a few days after HighSky’s tweet, Epic issued a competitive ruling that removed Xxif’s qualification and issued a 14-day competitive ban to all players involved.
Because the ban were so short, Xxif and Ronaldo have still been able to compete in plenty of other World Cup qualifiers and only missed one solo and one duo qualification opportunity after cheating. In week 8 of the World Cup qualifiers, Xxif and Ronaldo took the top qualification spot for the week during the duos qualifiers.
Pros took to social media and streams to voice their disappointment in Epic’s competitive system. Players likeand Cloakzy joined Fortnite’s most popular streamer after the qualifiers and both mentioned that they were shocked Epic would let Xxif compete in the qualifiers at all after cheating five weeks ago.
The creator of 'Fortnite' has banned more than 1,000 accounts for cheating during the first round of its $30 million tournament
Epic Games dropped the ban hammer on hundreds of players who broke the rules during the Fortnite World Cup, including more than 200 prize winners.
The most vocal opponent to this turn of events is streamer and Fortnite personality DrLupo, who has been commentating World Cup matches for Epic Games. In several tweets and streams throughout the day, Lupothe fact that he was that a player who had cheated at any point in the qualification process could compete in the World Cup.
A cheater qualifying for a $30,000,000 tournament is a kick in the junk to the integrity of the Fortnite competitive community. Love or hate the game, this should be unanimously agreed upon.— DrLupo (@DrLupo)
“Xxif and I felt it was unfair the first time we were banned,” Ronaldo told Polygon in a Twitter DM. “We served the sentence and came back to qualify. Everyone still wants to see us fall which is fine because in NYC we’re going to win the final event. Haters gonna hate.”
“See ya in NYC,” Xxif.
Perhaps the strangest part of the entire situation was the initial length of Epic’s punishment. In the past, Epic has taken a hard-line stance against anything that seemed remotely like cheating. Epic has frequently pursued. When FaZe professional player Funkbomb watched an official stream and said something about it to his teammate who was still in-game, he was .
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Respawn Entertainment has banned a total 770,000 alleged cheaters from its battle royale title “Apex Legends” since it launched three months ago, it said in a Reddit post on Thursday. Last month, the developer said it banned over 355,000 players for cheating and called its efforts an “ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting.” Respawn said it’s working closely with Easy-Anti-Cheat, Electronic Arts’ security and fraud department, the Origins team, and fellow developers at DICE, FIFA, and Capital Games on the issue. While it’s already rolled out several updates, others will take time to fully implement.
For many players, it’s frustrating to see that the punishments for cheating in the World Cup — which has the biggest prize pool in esports history — is significantly less harsh than it was for any other tournament, or just cheating in general. In fact, some players even fear that this situation will incentivize cheating in the future. Any player that qualifies for the World Cup will get at least $50,000 guaranteed. As Reddit user,put it, “There will be cheaters in every single tournament from now on. The risk-reward means its worth it to try now.”
Epic did not respond in time for press. The only official statement from the battle royale developer so far is a congratulatory message to all of the players that qualified for the World Cup in week 8. The Fortnite World Cup will be held in New York, July 26-28.
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