Fortnite Team Disqualified Following Offensive Tweet
A team competing in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) was disqualified earlier this week following an offensive tweet targeting Epic Games CEO, Donald Mustard. 16-year-old “Wrigley” had been competing in the event worth $3 million in prize money, however he and his teammates were ultimately disqualified.
While Wrigley’s player account has been deleted since the incident, along with teammates “Dictate” and “Userz”, the trio were disqualified following a tweet that stated: “Like literally fucking k!ll your$elf @DonaldMustard.”
What Epic Had to Say on the Disqualification
The team had been competing in the NA East part of the tournament, having been disqualified shortly after their sixth match. Despite sitting bottom of the standings, the team still missed out on value prize money following its disqualification. Speaking on the incident, Dictate revealed the email received from Epic Games, which stated:
“We are writing to inform you of your team’s disqualification and removal from the Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS competition, effective immediately. Based on an internal investigation, a member of your team has violated Section 8.1.2 of the Official Rules, which reads as follows: Players must be respectful of other players, Event Administrators, spectators, and sponsors.”
What Has the Backlash Been form the Players Involved?
The decision from Epic meant that the team was unable to take part in its six remaining matches I the tournament, which were believed to be worth a potential $690,000. Fellow teammate Userz also had his say on the decision from Epic, stating that: “I wish we could be able to have an opportunity for an emergency sub. What Wrigley did was completely out of our control.”
However, while Userz was philosophical when speaking on the matter, Dictate followed this up with a less pragmatic response: “Just played this whole season for $0 oh my fucking god. Can I at least have my $600 bro child support ain’t cheap @DonaldMustard”
In terms of who came out on top in the North American FNCS, Slackes, Acorn, and Jahq narrowily finished ahead of Commandment, Edgey and Cented, with the four-point margin showing just how close the finals were.