The Fortnite Champion Series was announced a few weeks ago. The first week of qualifiers has ended with players like Zexrow, Benjyfishy, Bugha, and Mongraal all qualifying for the grand final that will take place from the 17th to the 19th of April. But could the event already be doomed?
In the first week of qualifiers, 4 respected players in the community: Kreo, Bucke, Keys and Slacks all received a 60-day ban by Epic Games for colluding. They were accused of agreeing to deal damage to each other to avoid taking storm surge damage later in the match.
If you’re unaware, storm surge is a feature that comes into play when there are a lot of players alive. It will deal damage to the teams that have dished out the least amount of damage, forcing players who have not made the threshold to fight.
Bizzle came out with a tweet showing the 2 teams dealing damage to each other before running away despite getting them to extremely low amounts of health on multiple occasions.
Many players have been debating on Twitter whether what they did was collusion or not with some arguing that 60 days was too long and others arguing that it should’ve been permanent.
Epic has been very inconsistent with their bans in the past. XXiF and Ronaldo, who colluded in the qualifiers for the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, only received a 14-day ban. Once their ban was over, they ended up qualifying for the $30,000,000 event.
Another popular case was FaZe Jarvis who was banned permanently in November for using aimbot in a YouTube video.