Epic banned more than 1,200 players at the World Cup Fortnite for cheating

It would seem that at tournaments like the Fortnite World Cup, competitors would behave more honestly. However, for

During the first week of the tournament, Epic banned more than 1,200 accounts for cheating.

What happened

1,163 players received a two-week ban from the game.196 of them were stripped of the prizes they won in the first week. Another 48 were banned for account sharing (nine of them lost prizes), and one received a 72-hour ban for intentional disconnection. There were also several more serious allegations.

Eight accounts were banned forforming teams or informal alliances with one's opponents. There is also one person who made it all the way to the semi-finals, but was permanently banned from the game after he was caught cheating within the first five minutes of the tournament.

Epic's report of banned accounts serves as a warning as the company hopes the next wave of players won't try to win through unfair means.

Source: Engadget