More players accused of cheating during Fortnite World Cup qualifier

Connor Bennett

Two Fortnite Battle Royale players have been accused of teaming during Week Five of the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers for the North America West region.

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May 11-12 marked the fifth week of qualification to the Fortnite World Cup, with players reaching the halfway point in their attempts to secure a spot in New York for the incredibly huge, and lucrative, battle royale competitive event.

While plenty of players were cursing their luck after falling short in qualifying, others were left furious by enemy players in their games. In particular, streamer Phillip ‘Philldown’ Le, who competed in the NA West portion and has accused two opponents of ‘teaming’ in solo matches.

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Philldown posted what he believes to be evidence of the teaming incident to the Fortnite Competitive subreddit on May 13, suggesting that his opponents ‘Oro’ and ‘Yermpy’ were teaming in a bid to manipulate their points tally, by ganging up other players.

After the game was over, he went back to review the footage of why the two players were acting suspiciously in the match. Using the replay feature, Le fast-forwarded to his chase with the player known as ‘Oro’ and claimed that Oro was missing his shots on purpose, to not raise any suspicion of potential teaming.

The streamer was left furious after he dealt damage to Oro, but the player jumped in a rift and looked to chase down another player, despite not being in any condition to do so.

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There’s another clip of the alleged teaming, too, which shows the aftermath of the players jumping through a Rift. As all three players landed, both Oro and Yermpy turned their attention to Philldown, he says, despite being almost next to each other.

The streamer was able to eliminate Oro, before being gunned down by Yermpy. Clearly angered by the situation, Philldown moved to report both players after the game for teaming. 

While neither of the alleged teamers cracked the top spots in the qualifying round, it remains to be seen if Epic Games will take action against them, following the allegations. Rise Nation pro ‘XXiF’ was accused of teaming in Week 3 and later handed a 14 day competitive suspension by Epic. 

However, the developers are yet to respond to the allegations made towards Oro and Yermpy. This article will be updated if more information becomes available.