It’s not very often we do an opinion article, but with the recent perm-ban for pro player FaZe Jarvis after he used an aimbot software on Fortnite for a video, it’s pretty obvious that something needs to be addressed here.
Epic Games has an extremely inconsistent way of punishing pro players who cheat, choosing to ban Jarvis permanently for using aimbot (in my honest opinion, deserved) and giving more lenient punishments to pro players who have cheated in actual tournaments.
One major example is that of the controversial duo XXiF and Ronaldo, who were caught teaming and farming kills in the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers. After an internal investigation, Epic suspended both players for a maximum of 2 weeks, which allowed them to re-compete in the same tournament. They ended up making it to the finals again and secured at least $50,000 in prize money.