SIGN UP LOG IN
 

Epic Games blocks 1200 players at Fortnite World Cup

Published by

June 10, 2019 7:39 am

Fortnite

I heard they cheated: The game developer Epic Games has banned over 1200 participants of the first online tournament of his game Fortnite.

The Fortnite World Cup, an eSports event with a total of $30 million in prize money, has been running since April 13. Epic Games has now banned over 1200 users who are said to have violated the rules.

Epic Games has imposed a 14-day suspension on 1163 user accounts because they have circumvented regional restrictions and are said to have competed in several regions. Of these, 196 users had already won prizes, which they now have to forego.

A further 48 user accounts were blocked due to unauthorized account sharing. Nine of these users had to forgo prizes they had already won. Eight user accounts were blocked because they had formed illicit alliances with their opponents; one of them had to give away a prize. An individual user had already qualified for the semi-finals with the help of cheat software and was permanently banned.

The Fortnite World Cup runs until 26 July and new users can still qualify. The penalties imposed so far are intended to educate players to behave in accordance with the rules for the rest of the tournament. The winner will receive three million US dollars in prize money. (akr)

More News

League of Legends:

League of Legends: "Huni's" account is growing

The former Fnatic and SKT top planner Seung-Hoon "Huni" Heo is facing a spectacular contract extension at Dignitas. The contract…

World Series of Poker Europe: Espen Sandvik wins Event 5

World Series of Poker Europe: Espen Sandvik wins Event 5

Tonight also saw the end of Event #5, the €2,500 8-Game Mix Tournament of the 2019 World Series of Poker…

Spain for the second time basketball world champion

Spain for the second time basketball world champion

Spain is world champion in basketball for the second time. The team around NBA champion Marc Gasol of the Toronto…

Fortnite World Cup - The Mega Event

Fortnite World Cup - The Mega Event

The international Fortnite elite meets for the World Cup in New York. The event will set new records with $30…

2019 World Series of Poker Main Event: Julian Milliard Leads

2019 World Series of Poker Main Event: Julian Milliard Leads

Yesterday, Event #73, the $10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker, continued with day 2c…

Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos: Contract extension?

Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos: Contract extension?

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos has leaked that his Blancos extension is not his fault, but the fault of the club.…

Malta Poker Festival - €500k Guaranteed at Main Event

Malta Poker Festival - €500k Guaranteed at Main Event

It is at this moment that the Battle of Malta decides who will take home the title and over €300,000.…

Ubisoft Announces New Rainbow Six Tournaments

Ubisoft Announces New Rainbow Six Tournaments

Ubisoft has announced a new tournament series for "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There will…

PokerStars tests Poker Side Bets

PokerStars tests Poker Side Bets

PokerStars will soon allow players to place bets on future cards. At least, if the testing phase is successful. Betting…

WSOPE: 313 players in the race for the Colossus Bracelet at King's Resort

WSOPE: 313 players in the race for the Colossus Bracelet at King's Resort

Yesterday at King's Resort in Rozvadov the last two starting days for the fifteenth bracelet event of the World Series…

Radio Transmission mix-up in the Portuguese F1 Grand Prix

Radio Transmission mix-up in the Portuguese F1 Grand Prix

No one comprehends what befell the Leclerc and Giovinazzi radios a weekend ago during the Portuguese Grand Prix. Correspondence has…

Withdrawal of PayPal from many online casinos - but why?

Withdrawal of PayPal from many online casinos - but why?

Bad news for fans of gambling on the Internet: The most popular payment service among players in online casinos, PayPal,…

Titans remain undefeated thanks to Derrick Henry during overtime.
Titans remain undefeated thanks to Derrick Henry during overtime.

Derrick Henry took a straight centre and ran a 5-yard landing at 3:30 over time. At the same time, the…

WPT: Pole wins Main Event in Berlin
WPT: Pole wins Main Event in Berlin

Daniel Szymanski wins the Main Event of the World Poker Tour DeepStacks at the Berlin Casino. The WPTDeepStack Main Event…

Groups drawn, The International 2019 begins
Groups drawn, The International 2019 begins

Dramatic encounters await the audience in the group phase of The International 2019 (TI9). KuroKy' and Team Liquid will meet…

League of Legends: US sanctions prevent access in Iran and Syria
League of Legends: US sanctions prevent access in Iran and Syria

The increasing tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the USA are now also having a surprising impact on…

Reynor dissects Serral in finals of SC2 WCS Summer
Reynor dissects Serral in finals of SC2 WCS Summer

The throne of King in the North is shaking: Italian Riccardo "Reynor" Romiti (17) beat the Starcraft 2 high-flyer Joona…

Ibra's Milan can't handle a very intense Rome.
Ibra's Milan can't handle a very intense Rome.

Rome was able to cope with the positive dynamics of this new AC Milan. The hard blow, hours before the…

The underdog creates the sensation
The underdog creates the sensation

After the performance that Invictus Gaming delivered in the group phase of MSI 2019, no one expected that a team…

PokerStars Brings Deep Water Hold'em and Tempest Hold'em
PokerStars Brings Deep Water Hold'em and Tempest Hold'em

Deep Water Hold'em and PokerStars Tempest Hold'em are two new cash game variations that industry leader PokerStars is introducing for…

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands still coming in 2020
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands still coming in 2020

The World of Warcraft expansion of Shadowlands was already planned for 2020. Now there are more details about the next…

King's Boss Leon Tsoukernik buys Casino Atrium at Hilton Prague!
King's Boss Leon Tsoukernik buys Casino Atrium at Hilton Prague!

Leon Tsoukernik, known as King's Resort boss and a regular on the world's most expensive poker rounds, has purchased the…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!