A Fortnite World Cup player removed for screen watching “after warnings”

The inaugural Fortnite World Cup is now wrapped, with Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf taking $3 million prize winnings as the solo tournament champion. However, during the competition, player Mark ‘letw1k3’ Danilov was removed from the game for allegedly screen watching. But the incident doesn’t appear to be straightforward.

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Having made it to the solo tournament’s sixth round, the teenage player and Gambit esports team member was penalised for appearing to look at the stadium’s spectator screens . This is specifically prohibited by the World Cup rules, which say you’re only allowed to look at your own setup. Competitors aren’t allowed to receive “information not otherwise known to the player by the information on his or her own screen.

Danilov retweeted a claim that he merely “peeked over his screen for a second”, but Epic has now told Polygon that he was observed doing it more than once. Epic says that “after multiple warnings to the player, a penalty was assessed and he was removed from the match. He was not disqualified and will not be fined.”

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