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Fortnite World Cup: $30M prize pool with banned cheater

When the cheater lost, the Fortnite World Cup crowd cheered so loud THEY HAD TO MUTE THE AUDIO

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 28, 2019 @ 21:37 CDT

Epic Games is continuing to inject Fortnite in every place it can, with the huge Fortnite World Cup kicking off at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.

The Fortnite World Cup had its opening ceremony at 12:30PM, which was quickly followed by the Creative Finals at 1PM and then the Celebrity Pro-Am at 4PM. The Celebrity Pro-Am sounds fun, as it will have some celebrities and pro-gamers that will be fighting for a huge $3 million prize pool that will be donated to charity.

Pro Fortnite player Damion 'XXiF' Cook qualified for the Fortnite World Cup and played at the Fortnite World Cup, with fans not happy about it at all. XXiF was found guilty of cheating by Epic Games during the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, banned from the game for 14 days, and yet qualified for Fortnite World Cup, and competed in New York.

There were Fortnite World Cup attendees that were wearing shirts that are in protest to Epic Games for things like the limits to the FOV slider in competitive play, but also another shirt (with a misspelled) 'XIFF' (should be XXiF) in regards to the cheater being involved in the tournament.

During the match XXiF and Ronaldo were booed by the crowd, and then the same crowd cheered when they died. Ronaldo is another cheater that was busted, yet still qualified and played in the Fortnite World Cup.

The best part is that when XXiF was killed on a broadcast, the crowd went so crazy that Epic had to mute the audio. A Twitch viewer said: "XXiF is currently the public enemy number 1, according to the NY audience and probably all of us".

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