I would like to begin by thanking everyone who has helped contribute to this page.
Long story short, collegiate Fortnite events are filled with cheating and the companies running them are doing almost nothing to prevent it. If you don’t know what collegiate fortnite is, it is essentially tournaments that are only available to college students. Currently events are primarily run by two companies which are AVGL and PlayVS. Below each will be discussed separately.
The main issue:
The primary issue with these collegiate events is that there is nearly nothing stopping people from playing on other people’s accounts or playing under other people’s names. There have already been multiple instances of people cheating ruining tournaments yet players aren’t getting banned and there are no significant rule changes to stop it from happening again. Most of this information gathered is about PlayVS due to them having more events, however, we will start with AVGL due to the finals of one of their events being later today.
Currently AVGL is hosting a 2 day event called Autumn Anarchy with a 10k prize pool which is still currently running and concludes tomorrow. In this event teams are supposed to be all students that attend that same university. About a week before the event started, a rule was added saying that if you can not find people from your college for your team you can randomly be assigned a player from a different college who also can’t find teammates. The team that got first place in the qualifier for the event is one of these teams and has players from three different colleges. However, looking at the player’s fortnite trackers you can see that these players have played other fortnite tournaments in the past
Links: Leaderboard: https://avgl.org/qualifiers/16133/rules
Screenshot of leaderboard since it will most likely w be removed once finals starts: https://imgur.com/a/QP7oSTc
Fortnite tracker of one of the players: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/Proxteous/events
Example of two of the players playing an event together over 5 months ago: https://fortnitetracker.com/events/epicgames_S12_CCV2_Contenders_NAE_Round1?window= S12_CCV2_Contenders_NAE_Round1_Event6&page=38#3874
PlayVS is currently running a collegiate league with multiple qualifiers over multiple weeks leading up to their grand finals with a $125k prize pool
The next team is the trio of Inceptism, ya fatha prospect, and mcorr. People were suspicious of this team after they won a qualifier and seeing that ya fatha prospect’s account had a lifetime time played of 4 hours . Server replays are available for this tournament
The next team is the trio of Control, Harsh, and Harmony. Someone pointed out that Control had played a different collegiate event with a player named havoc who seemed to be in high school
Google chemizztry Link: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS918US918&biw=1920&bih=912&tbm=vid& ei=4DyVX5SyLIS2swWCqaDoCQ&q=warm+up+for+the+PLAY+VS+COLLEGE+turny+%28ope ns%29+-+Chemizztry+on+Twitch&oq=warm+up+for+the+PLAY+VS+COLLEGE+turny+%28ope ns%29+-+Chemizztry+on+Twitch&gs_l=psy-ab.3…4047.4585.0.47126.96.36.199.0.0.0.95.188.8.131.52…. 0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.D7S0o93hOSo
Vod of CStarLeague where Control and Havoc played together: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/625244107?t=01h32m26s
Note: you can see a previous name of an account by looking at the leaderboard of an event they played in when their account was named differently.
At the moment these are the player's fortnite trackers, these links may not work in the future if they change their in game names.
Ya fatha prospect’s fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/quickdet%20u%20lol
Inceptism’s fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/Inceptism
Mcorr’s fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/mcorr.
Havocs fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/%D0%9D%D0%B0voc
Controls fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/C%d0%bentrol
Harsh’s fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/H%d0%b0rsh
Harmony’s fortnite tracker: https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/all/%d0%9d%d0%b0rm%c3%b8ny
You would think after all of these situations something would be done to prevent cheating especially when considering the absurd prize pools. To put it into perspective, there are about 240 trios that have competed so far in the qualifier which is 720 players. Given the 125k prize pool this means there is about $173 of funding per player participating which is absurd. The last place team in the finals of this event will win more money than the last place team in grand finals of NA-West trio FNCS. These are only some of the many examples of suspicious activity of teams, hopefully something changes given these high stakes.
Lastly, once again, thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this.
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