Professional Fortnite player Dominick "UnknownxArmy1x" Green has called out Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney for using multiple accounts in the Fortnite Cash Cup to get a better result.
The Fortnite Cash Cups are small weekly tournaments that give the best players an opportunity to make some money and prove their skill against the top players in their region and on their platform.
Obviously, this means the top competitive players usually rise to the top, but also gives lesser-known players an opportunity to work their way up. But Unknown thinks Tfue – one of the biggest names in Fortnite – may be abusing the system.
In a tweet posted late on Wednesday, April 15, Unknown said that Tfue “switches accounts every time he’s doing bad to reset the cup,” meaning that he just jumps on to a second account during his 10 matches to try and get more points – basically giving him up to 20 matches in the tournament rather than just 10.
He also asks, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, whether he can do that too, though whether he’s being serious or suggesting Tfue gets away with something he shouldn’t isn’t quite clear.
Obviously he’s not totally impressed with the former FaZe star’s actions either way, and there were some very mixed responses from his peers and fans in the replies.
Tfue switches accounts when hes doing bad everytime to reset the cup? Can I do that too?
— NRG Unknown (@UnknownxArmy1x) April 16, 2020
Multiple pro players retweeted it, including Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo and fellow NRG member Will ‘Zayt’ Aubin, obviously thinking there’s something slightly off with Tfue being able to simply switch accounts for better results.
Despite this, there doesn’t appear to be anything in the rules that says players aren’t allowed to switch accounts during the Cash Cups, so Tfue isn’t breaking any rules in doing so, regardless of what people think of the moral implications.
Many people responded to the tweet saying that he should be allowed to do so because of stream snipers making it impossible to have the same chance of performing well as other players.
He's getting stream sniped you cant relate
— Styloe (@YungStyloe) April 16, 2020
Whether or not it’s something Epic Games themselves deem wrong, or even disallow it, remains to be seen.
Regardless of what they think or do about it, though, it’s clearly rubbing some players the wrong way, so they might want to address it sooner rather than later.