Cheating is taken very seriously by the folks at Epic Games; so much so that they are banning people during the qualifying stages of the first ever Fortnite World Cup.
More than 1,000 accounts were banned for cheating after a bot used by Epic Games discovered them during the qualifying tournament.
They would explain the reasoning behind these bans in a blog post that was released last week; the first Fortnite World Cup Online Open was held on April 13 and 14 with a prize pool of $1 million dollars.
Then another 48 accounts are banned for two weeks for sharing their accounts with other players, nine of them of those accounts are forced to forfeit their prize money while eight accounts were banned for teaming up with other players in the solo competition mode.
The World Cup alternates between the solo and duo tournaments each week however some players broke the rules by working together during the solo part of the World Cup.
“Fortnite” uses an anti-cheat software called BattlEye to detect when players are using hacks or illegal software. It also has a report system that allows for players to report suspicious activity and the players who try to create another account after being banned risk a permanent ban from competitive play.
“Fortnite” is free for anyone to play and compete, and there are more than 250 million registered accounts. Epic Games will host the third online qualifier for the Fortnite World Cup this week, the Fortnite World Cup Finals will be held from July 26 to July 28 in New York City.
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