Superstar Fortnite pro Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ David Fish exposed two players who were cheating at the $250,000 Dreamhack Winter event, leading to their eventual disqualification.
Cheating in Fortnite online and in the privacy of your own home is much more feasible than doing so while competing at an actual event for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
However, two players, who go by the names of ‘Shadoxxx’ and ‘Stele98’ in-game, apparently found a way to cheat by teaming in the currently ongoing $250,000 Fortnite tournament, held at this year’s Dreamhack Winter event in Sweden.
They were exposed on Twitter by World Cup finalist Benjyfishy, who is in attendance and will be competing in the tournament later on in the weekend.
The NRG star posted a video in which the two players can clearly be seen teaming, with Luminosity Gaming’s Khuna being the one who unfortunately fell victim to the cheaters.
LMFAOOOOOOO GG DREAMHACK pic.twitter.com/Xm8vQJJvpW
— benjyfishy (@benjyfishy) November 29, 2019
While most of the accusations of cheating often come with circumstantial evidence that can be subjective, Benjy’s video is very damning and conclusive.
The two players were standing still very near each other and waiting for Khuna to get in between them, at which point they both opened fire at the same time and quickly took down the LG pro.
The evidence was so overwhelming that it took the Dreamhack officials almost no time at all to disqualify the cheaters, tweeting out the news less than an hour after Benjy’s tweet was posted.
“We’re investigating the matter and disqualified the people in question for collusion,” the wrote. “We’ll continue to keep an eye out and investigate suspicious behavior.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that teaming has taken center-stage at a major Fortnite tournament, as most fans will remember the controversy surrounding World Cup finalists XXiF and Ronaldo.
The two players were deemed to have been teaming while playing a qualifier for the Solos World Cup. Still, their subsequent suspension ended just in time for them to play in a qualifier for the Duos tournament, which they ended up qualifying for.