Why Did Epic Games Shut Down Fortnite Wagers Matches?

Playing Fortnite wagers match could end up in your ban from the game.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

March 26, 2021

Professional esports player, Clix, officially warned by Epic Games to stop playing Fortnite Wagers matches.

Fortnite’s popularity among the gamers of the world is an incredible bonus for Epic Games, but on the other hand, it’s really tough to handle and manage a game with such a huge community.

Every day, you will face hundreds or thousands of players who might violate the game’s rules and the developer’s Terms of Service. Using Fortnite as a Gambling playground is one of the violations that Epic Games will not tolerate.

What is Fortnite Wagers Match?

This is a kind of self-made tournament where several pro players or streamers play against each other or viewers to win a pot of money in the end.

Why Do Epic Games Pursue to Shut Down Wagers Matches?

This might not sound like something illegal, but things get worse when teenagers are involved in these matches who are below 18. Besides, there could be some behind-the-scenes agreements between the Fortnite Wagers holders to cheat against other players or viewers and share the prize once they win the tournament. This is the danger that threatens all esports tournaments that are not being held by a reputable or reliable organization.

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What Happened to Clix?

Clix is a well-known Fortnite streamer who has been involved in wagers match. Recently, he has received an official message from Epic Games that warns him to avoid wagers or his account would be banned.

Clix confirmed this on his Twitter page and announced that he would never involve in Fortnite wagers matches again.

Fortnite is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Android, and Switch. The iOS version of the game has not received any update yet since Epic Games and Apple started a legal clash against each other.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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