Epic defeats Fortnite cheat seller, donates settlement to kids’ hospitals

Epic Games took an Aussie Fortnite cheater to the Federal Court of Australia, and torched his ass. Brandon Despotakis, who went by the online handle BlazeFN, sold Fortnite cheats and in-game accounts to other players, and Epic took action against him in April 2021.

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

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