Fortnite pro SerpentAU apologizes after "macros" cheating allegations - Dexerto

Fortnite pro SerpentAU apologizes after “macros” cheating allegations

Published: 14/Jun/2020 11:32

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite YouTuber and pro player ‘SerpentAU’ has now apologized after being accused, by fellow content creator ‘EJLad’, of using ‘macros’ to cheat in the battle royale.

SerpentAU is one of the most popular players from the OCE region and has over 500,000 subscribers on his channel for uploading videos of his insanely fast building skills in Fortnite.

However, it seems as if he has had some help with his quick editing after he was accused of using “macros” to increase his editing and movement speed in Fortnite by YouTuber EJLad.

Macros are used to set up different key-bind shortcuts, enabling Fortnite players to perform multiple actions at once by pressing a specific key.

EJLad highlighted SerpentAU’s in-game settings during his exposing video, revealing that he had two distinct key binds for editing buildings and accused him of “cheating.”

Overtime Gaming, the esports organization that SerpentAU had been signed under, also dropped the Australian star once the allegations started to surface.

SerpentAU initially tried to explain away the accusations but Fortnite stars such as Tfue, who was recently accused of using macros by Zayt, even weighed in claiming that his initial explanation was not good enough to prove his innocence.

“Your explanation video was dawgs***,” he claimed, calling on the player to recreate some of the bizarre movement clips in his video with a hand cam.

Serpent seemingly refused to follow Tfue’s advice and has now confessed to using cheats in his creative videos, apologizing to his fans on June 13.

The Fortnite star admitted that he was disappointed in himself for cheating and claimed that he did not understand the severity of his actions at the time.

“I saw an opportunity and decided to take it, without properly considering who it would affect along the way,” he explained, revealing he would be taking a break from Fortnite, “this is entirely my fault and I will be taking a break for some time.”

This surprised many of his fans, as SerpentAU himself only just accused another player of cheating in May, providing evidence that fellow pro Kai ‘Kquid’ Eaton using aimbot after he received a shock ban during the FNCS invitational event.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.