Pro Fortnite player XXiF has been caught on cheating: he’s made a team with some rivals for several times, which have helped him win the match, providing him the second place and giving him the access to the final event this summer. Those actions contradict to Fortnite’s event rules, which state that the involved players can’t combine their efforts with enemies, or drop items for them purposely.
In the end, Epic Games has banned the involved opponents from this tourney play.
“Based on an internal investigation, we have concluded that a group of players attempted to undermine the Week 3 Fortnite World Cup Online Open competition on April 28 by colluding across several matches. All players involved will receive a 14 day competitive ban and will be ineligible for any Week 3 prizes. This group also included a player whose score would have qualified them for the Fortnite World Cup finals in New York. Consequently, in addition to the competitive ban and loss of prizing, this player will also forfeit their Fortnite World Cup Finals qualification spot. As a result, the qualification spot will be granted to the next highest ranking player on the Week 3 Finals leaderboard for the NA-E region who has yet to qualify for Solos.”
As Epic also reports, there a more 698 cheaters so far, devs have excluded from participation them all.