Fortnite Professional Player Zayt Accuses Tfue And Six Others Of Cheating

by David Coulsen

Professional Fortnite player Zayt has accused pro players, including Tfue, of cheating in Fortnite tournaments. Williams „Zayt“ Aubin, who is a player for NRG, took to Twitter recently to claim that many professional players are using macros to give themselves an advantage in-game. This accusation comes off the heels of SerpentAU being accused of using macros to perform quick edits. Macros are mappable keybinds that allow players to achieve a particular action using just one button. For example, a player could map a macro to perform a perfect 90 with only one button.

Zayt took to Twitter accusing Tfue and other pro players of using „double movement“ macros, saying; „Tfue is (using macros) and will never get banned because he’s the biggest streamer.“ Later on, this tweet was removed, but Zayt did make a statement to Fortnite Intel, stating, „There’s zero evidence of anyone except Tfue currently. I’m pretty sure they are all legit.“

It is unclear why he accused other players in a tweet and then said he didn’t believe they were cheating. The other accused pro players weren’t happy about the accusations and took to Twitter themselves to make light of the situation.

As of the time for writing, Tfue has not made a statement to defend himself. It is stated in the Fortnite Competitive rules that macros aren’t allowed. In the Competitive Integrity section of the regulations it says:

„Each player is expected to play to the best of her or his ability at all times during any match. Any form of unfair play is prohibited by these Rules and may result in disciplinary action. Examples of unfair play include the following:“ and then macros are mentioned in the list, „Using macro keys or similar methods to automate in-game actions.“

With this issue becoming more discussed, it is likely a statement will be made by Epic Games shortly and may start taking its use more seriously and banning players from competing if found to be using them.

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