Epic Games has reportedly kicked a Fortnite team from the ongoing Fortnite Champion series (FNCS) after a tweet from a teammate left some rather nasty things to say about Fortnite’s director, Donalds Mustard.
The tweet in question, from player Wrigley, has already been deleted, and the account deactivated. Eurogamer did manage to spot the tweet, and reported that it said “Like literally fucking k!ll you$elf @DonaldMustard.”
Teammate Dictate shared an email, supposidly from Epic, that spells out what happened. It said the team would be disqualified and removed from the FNCS effective immediately due to a violation of the tournament rules. Specifically, Epic cited Section 8.1.2, which states, “Players must be respectful of other players, Event Administrators, spectators, and sponsors.”
Wrigley’s team was in last place, but even so, this would have made the team a good portion of money. Wrigley’s teammates are trying to appeal, since they can’t figure out whey Epic didn’t allow them to swap someone else for Wrigley after the infraction.
There are four FNCS seasons for the 2021 series, featuring a $3 million prize pool, for a total of $12 million across all four seasons. There will also be mid-year and end-of-year tournaments where top players from each region can compete for $8 million in prize money.