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Mongraal's Fortnite coach responds to FNCS stream sniping allegations

by Eli Becht
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FaZe Clan Fortnite pro Kyle 'Mongraal' Jackson's coach DestinysJesus responded to the stream sniping allegations during the recently-concluded Fortnite Champion Series competition of Chapter 2.

Fresh off his second-place finish in the EU region of the Squads FNCS, Mongraal's coach addressed the allegations that arose from an exclusive Dexerto report in late November.

The report contained video evidence of DestinysJesus allegedly feeding Mongraal information about other players by watching their streams, an act commonly referred to as stream sniping.

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In the video clip obtained by Dexerto, you can see Mongraal moving towards his landing spot while another voice gives him information about the teams around him.

According to the coach, however, Epic Games took notice following the community's outrage and conducted an investigation, which yielded no incriminating evidence.

"Also for everyone likely to respond with streamsniping jokes last week's finals was investigated properly with no action taken and this final was fully recorded from everyone's POV," he tweeted.

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This is far from the first time Fortnite esports has been in the spotlight for a negative reason, with the major one being pros Ronaldo and XXiF receiving two-week bans after being caught teaming.

That banning was heavily criticized by the community as Epic still allowed to the two players to compete in qualification towards the World Cup, with XXiF even getting a spot.

According to the Fortnite Champion Series rulebook published by Epic Games, receiving any sort of outside help is against the rules, which would presumably include coaches as well.

“Receiving outside assistance regarding the location of other players, other players’ health or equipment, or any other information not otherwise known to the player by the information on his or her screen.”

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Chapter 2 Season 1's FNCS tournament has finished.

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It's unclear what took place during the investigation by Epic Games but it's possible they deemed help from a coach to be perfectly okay.

None of Mongraal's squad – Benjyfishy, Nayte, and Wolfiez – addressed the allegations in any way. In fact, DestinysJesus' tweet was the first mention of it from anyone involved, and it came after the FNCS had already wrapped up.

With the investigation now in the past, we can only hope Epic Games comes forward with a definitive ruling on whether or not coaches are allowed to give information to their players.