Fortnite Banning Spree Continues- 14 Year Old Becomes Next Victim

Published 05/10/2020, 8:47 AM EDT


The Fortnite Champion Series Invitational started off on May 2, and the first week is in full flow. One of the participants, Kai “kquid” Eaton, had a good first day of the competition. Today, he wasn’t so fortunate; not because he didn’t fare well in the competition, but because Epic Games banned him out of the blue!

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Epic Games, or any other developer for that matter, are always on the hunt to make an example out of a cheat. That urge simply gets stronger during competitions, because where better to assert their authority? While it is commendable that they keep a shape eye out for cheats, perhaps a bit of due diligence should be a priority too? Well, at least that’s what kquid must believe now.

Fortnite bans player mid-game

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As satisfying as it is for everyone when a cheat gets banned in Fortnite, imagine how frustrating it must be when an innocent player is banned. Now imagine being banned during the qualifiers of a tournament that you have been eagerly waiting for.

Just last week, a 9-year-old Brazilian kid was banned from Fortnite for 4 years simply for playing in non-cash competitive mode. The Fortnite community was absolutely livid with Epic Game for doing that and #FreeZenon was trending on Twitter for quite a while that day too.

Epic Games has yet to unban Zenon, which does not bode well for kquid.

You can read all about that whole fiasco right here.

Having been kicked off mid-game, kquid initially thought someone had logged into his account.

The reality soon dawned on the kquid, leaving him devastated.

You can almost feel his despair through his tweets. Who wouldn’t be left dejected in his place? Hoping to draw the attention of the Fortnite community, kquid even tried to get trending.

Unfortunately for quid, his Fortnite tournament is surely over now since Epic still hasn’t really retracted the ban or even give out a reason for banning kquid.

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With no respite in sight, kquid is off to bed now, hoping to wake up to some good news.

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You can read kquid’s statement here regarding what transpired before the ban and why he was forced to use different PCs for his FNCS.

As he mentions in his tweets, kquid is a regular Fortnite streamer and even has more than 44K followers on YouTube. Let’s hope Epic at least responds to this episode and overturns its decision unlike with Zenon.

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