Coaching players in Fortnite is big business. Much like coaching a sportsperson in real life, in the digital world these coaches oversee players in Cash Cups. With their keen eyes and constant guidance, taking home the "W" is all in a day's work.
One such Fortnite coach goes by the name of captorFN. Under his watch, OkisFN, GoodGuyNani, and duskyfn, recently won first place in the Trios Cash Cup. While the atmosphere should be that of celebration, accusations of cheating are being flung around.
BBG Calc and other Fortnite Competitive players accuse winning team of cheating
Jonathan Weber, aka BBG Calc, took to social media to accuse the winning team of cheating. According to him, GoodGuyNani was cheating during the Trios Cash Cup. He went as far as to ask them to release recorded evidence to prove otherwise.
Another Fortnite Competitive player, QueasyFN, claimed that duskyn, a member of the winning Trio, also cheated during the match. Based on a recording from the match, QueasyFN alleged that duskyn could track and shoot opponents through metal builds.
This is what they had to say:
"You don't turn into the best player overnight. You were legit the worst player I've seen. In NAE solo Scrims you got bullied by me and had to team, then you slept over an event and now you can track people through metal builds on low meshes and hit 203s only?"
Readers can watch the video in question here:
In addition to accusing the players of cheating, BBG Calc also took an indirect jab at the Fortnite coach. Which brings up an important question: "Is having a live coach considered cheating?"
Is having a live coach during a Fortnite Cash Cup legal?
On one hand, players do need skills to win the match. On the other, having someone to guide and constantly help adapt to the scenario is a huge advantage.
Nevertheless, according to official rules, coaching falls well within the legal bounds of a Cash Cup.
To quote Epic Games' rule 8.2.1:
"Utilizing outside assistance regarding the location of other players, other players’ health or equipment, or any other information not otherwise known to the player by the information on his or her own screen. For clarity, a player’s receipt of coaching or use of the in-game replay tool does not fall within this prohibition."
Even though live coaching can be considered as external help, it can't be classified as cheating. The entire game still depends on players and their ability to put into effect the advice given.