Clix, Chap, Bugha, BallaTW, and many other pros and commentators react to the ban of four Fortnite pros following FNCS cheating allegations.
This weekend, we saw the first official week of the Fortnite Champion Series kick-off. There was a ton of controversy in the NA-East region, where the top-two duos received a 60-day ban for ‘teaming’ with one another.
If you missed it, the summary is that the teams of Kreo/Bucke and Slakes/Keys purposely used one another to avoid storm surge before ignoring the other team and letting them get to full shields.
Interestingly, fellow pros Chap and Tfue predicted that something like this would happen while watching the finals. “I feel like if anyone’s colluding, it’s Slurpy teams,” Chap began. “It’s collusion central.”
“Ya, everyone that lands at Slurpy pretty much cheats, so,” Tfue agreed. Both pros recognized that the number of natural shields lends itself to some free storm surge tags.
Chap watched the video on-stream and laughed at how “blatant” the cheating was. “They target swapped,” he told his viewers. “Kreo would break one’s shield and then switch to the other.”
He later tweeted, “I still think you should be banned for life when caught cheating in any tournament for money.” On-stream, Chap admitted that he liked Kreo and Bucke, but that there was no excuse for what they did.
On Twitter, most of the Fortnite pros backed Epic Games on their no-nonsense decision making. Bizzle was one of the first popular pros to tweet-out the original video, exposing the four players for colluding.
When it hit the fan, Bizzle defended himself against people who were “hating” on him for sharing the video. “I’m not the one who cheated,” he wrote.
“The video was already on Twitter before I reposted. I had nothing wrong with Kreo/Bucke Keys/Slackes in the past but they cheated and got caught. They’re both good duos and could of [sp] done fine without colluding for Storm Surge.”