Epic defeats Fortnite cheat seller and donates deal to children’s hospitals

Epic Games took an Australian Fortnite cheater to the Australian Federal Court and set his ass on fire. Brandon Despotakis, who went by the online name BlazeFN, sold Fortnite game cheats and accounts to other players, and Epic took action against him in April 2021.

The court found that Despotakis violated the Fortnite EULA and terms of service, as well as infringing on Epic’s copyright. Selling Fortnite accounts is a big no-no by Epic’s terms, whether or not there’s fraud involved. Despotakis consented to the court’s decision, essentially admitting that he had done so, and on 9 May released the following public statement as part of the agreement:

“Hey everyone, this is BlazeFN. Until very recently, I was selling unauthorized Fortnite cheats and compromised Fortnite player accounts. I won’t do that anymore because Epic Games caught me and started legal proceedings against me in Australia.

“I’m also subject to legal restrictions that prevent me from doing this in the future and have to pay a monetary settlement that Epic will donate to charity.

“I would like to apologize to the Fortnite community. What I did was illegal and gave players an unfair advantage over others who play by the rules. I will never do that again.

“Please do not contact me about Fortnite cheats or Fortnite player accounts.”

I think his account has an avatar of Belle Delphine. Either way, Despotakis’ Fortnite life of crime – which included aimbots, ‘full-access V-Bucks accounts’, accounts with rare skins, and accounts with completed battle passes – seems to be over.

Epic made this statement regarding the outcome: “The sale of compromised player accounts and cheating technologies puts people’s information at risk and ruins the experience of people playing fair games. We take the illegal sale of these items seriously and We will pursue all available options to ensure our games remain fun, fair and never pay to win.”

The damages Despotakis must pay were not disclosed, but will be donated to Child’s Play, a charity dedicated to improving children’s hospitals.

Thanks Gamespot.

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