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.
Total number of accounts banned was at 1,221. 1,163 of those are banned from competitive “Fortnite” play for two weeks due to circumventing the game’s region locks said Epic.
“Fortnite” awards World Cup prizes to thousands of players spread across six different regions: Europe, Asia, Brazil, Oceania, and the East and West coasts of North America. 196 prize winners were disqualified and forced to forfeit their prize money for playing across different regions.
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Fortnite has been a revolutionary game for all of gaming. It has also been an example for many gaming companies that you can do microtransactions and not affect the gamers that play the game for fun.
It’s not pay-to-win, and along with Battle Royale, Fortnite and Epic Games have one of the better games in recent memories. Now they can say that they had gaming’s first live concert.
Marshmello, the DJ with hits like “Happier” and “Friends”, and avid Fortnite gamer had his first ever concert in a game that was live and free for all gamers to see.
The concert was a standard concert for Marshmello and had his standard set of songs, but of course, it was also different as he was performing these songs live on a game. The concert also stopped all action in the game as gamers were not allowed to kill each other or the virtual Marshmello until the concert was over.
After the concert ended, gamers were able to return to their games and play as they normally would.
Epic Games also released a Marshmello skin for gamers to use for their Fortnite characters.
This is not the first time that Fortnite has used their famous fans for advertisement. They have used Ninja’s popularity to reach the top of the streaming charts on Twitch and YouTube, and have also taken advantage of Drake’s popularity, who is known to be an avid Fortnite gamer as well.
As of right now, there were no reported issues with connections for the concert as it most likely produced a high amount of traffic in the game at that time.
This concert with Marshmello was a good day for gaming and music, as it could lead to something much bigger like a Drake concert. Then we will see if Epic Games has the best servers in the world.