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SerpentAU banned from Fortnite after cheating controversy

Published: 17/Jun/2020 12:31 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 12:42

by Daniel Cleary

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Australian Fortnite star SerpentAU has seemingly been banned by Epic Games after he responded to cheating accusations, admitting that he had used “macros.”

SerpentAU received backlash from the Fortnite community in recent weeks after he was accused, by fellow YouTuber EJLad, of using ‘macros’ key bindings to cheat in the battle royale, specifically in creative mode.

While he initially denied the allegations, he later admitted to cheating and apologized for his actions following criticism from stars such as Tfue, who called on him to recreate some of his insane movement clips with a hand cam.

Serpent’s apology came as a surprise to many of his fans, as he was known for exposing one of his fellow pro players Kquid, who was seemingly banned after using an aimbot in the FNCS Invitational.

Overtime Gaming, the esports organization that SerpentAU had been signed under, even dropped the Fortnite pro once the allegations first began to surface.

However, he has now apparently been punished by Epic Games as well after claiming he was banned on Fortnite on June 17.

“I just got banned on Fortnite,” he simply explained, revealing that his account has now also been affected.

It is unclear whether or not the pro was detected by Epic Games’ anti-cheat or if his account was targeted, following his apology on June 14, for exploiting the game’s movement and editing mechanics.

Although, after he announced that his account had been banned, some of his followers were suspicious of the lack of proof provided, claiming that he could be attempting to troll his fan base.

As of now, it is unknown if the Serpent’s account has actually been hit, however, it seems quite likely to be the case, considering the circumstances.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

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

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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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.

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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.