FNCS (Fortnite Champion Series) has banned four Fortnite pros after an allegation of teaming in Championship.
Nate ‘Kreo’ Kou, Logan ‘Bucke’ Eschenburg, ‘Keys’, and ‘Slackes’ were all suspended after allegations of intriguing.
This happened during 1 week of FNCS Duos tournament on March 22.
It all started when a Twitter user ‘Droxide’ highlighted this teaming from the top 2 duos team.
Both Duos dominated the game in the first week and secured the top two positions for them.
They also tried teaming during warm-up games before trying it in official matches.
Epic were inclined to agree that the four players were teaming, which is a bannable offense in FNCS. The two duos were banned for 60 days, making them ineligible for the rest of FNCS Chapter 2 Season 2 Duos, as well as possibly the next season.
Under section 8.2.2 of the FNCS Chapter 2 Season 2 Official Rules, “players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match…[including] working together during the match while on opposing teams.”
Four Fortnite pros banned after Teaming
In their defence, they said that all four of the banned Fortnite pros play scrims together and knows each other’s movement very well.
“Wish we at least had the opportunity to explain ourselves without everyone hopping on the bandwagon,” said Kreo after news of the ban became public. “Also wish Fortnite did some sort of investigation [and] asked us questions.”
“We know where people land due to maps that are made by third parties,” added Bucke. “Our loot route directs us to that one truck with the chest at it.
“By the time that they are done with their loot route, they end up at the slurp truck and we end up shooting each other since we cross paths.”
This suspension has mixed views from the community some says they deserver is suspension while some are against the suspension.
“I don’t feel like Epic should’ve acted this fast,” said Cody ‘Clix’ Conrad. “I feel like they didn’t have a chance to even defend themselves.
“This 60-day ban is life-changing for all of them. None of them are gonna be signed again, and they’re missing a whole FNCS.”
Tim ‘Bizzle’ Miller disagreed, saying Epic did the right thing by other players to take the duos down. “Two-month ban surprisingly good by Epic,” he stated.
“I had nothing wrong with [the players] in the past, but they cheated and got caught.”
As for now, Epic hasn’t done any public comment on the suspension if they do we will keep you updated.