Week 8 of the Fortnite Open Qualifiers has just passed, and there are now only two weeks left of the event. The Fortnite World Cup is fast approaching, taking place in New York from July 26 to July 28, with a prize pool of $30,000,000.
Week 8 was the duos competitions. The Semi-Finals were on Saturday June 1st and the Finals were on Sunday June 2nd. Both started at 4pm (local time for each region).
Each week of the Fortnite Open Qualifiers is never without some drama, and Week 8 has been no different.
Week 6 saw two players supposedly teaming against streamer Philldown in the solo competition, and player XXiF was accused of cheating during Week 3 with his friend Rise Ronaldo. XXiF and Rise Ronaldo were apparently teaming with one another and were also fed eliminations by other players to gain an advantage and qualify for the Fortnite World Cup.
Epic withdrew XXiF and Ronaldo’s qualification for the Fortnite World Cup, and also gave them and the players involved a two-week ban. However, this hasn’t seemed to stop the pair from breaking the rules yet again in Week 8.
After their two-week ban had been lifted, XXiF and Ronaldo took another shot at the Open Qualifiers in Week 8. They both qualified, placing third with ninety-one points. The duo managed to win two games and eliminate nine opponents over nine games.
A user named Zexay uploaded a video to Twitter that shows footage of what looks to be XXiF and Ronaldo being fed eliminations once again.
Other players are understandably very upset about this and believe Epic should have given bigger repercussions to XXiF and Ronaldo for cheating. Their two-week ban clearly wasn’t long enough as they appear to be back up to their old tricks!
Epic has not commented on XXiF and Ronaldo’s cheating allegation just yet, but as the pair were found cheating in Week 3, they will likely investigate this matter further. If XXiF and Ronaldo have been indeed cheating yet again, then they will probably receive much harsher consequences for their actions than a two-week ban.
Hopefully, Epic will sort these two players out and this will be the last of their devious tactics!
Week 7 Qualifiers
Cheating aside, which lucky players qualified during Week 7 of the Fortnite Open Qualifiers?
Solo Competition Finals
Week 7 – May 25th to May 26th
Meta Hood.J – Asia
T1 Arius IWNL – Asia
K1ng IWNL – Brazil
Code Nicksss – Brazil
Twins IWNL – Oceania
Atlantis K1nzell – Europe
Exalty Robabz – Europe
Parabellum Bro – Europe
Aqua. – Europe
Gmarteeneu – Europe
Solary Kinstaar – Europe
Gambit.Fwexy – Europe
Erouce – Europe
Nix Fatch – North America East
Code-Astonish – North America East
Thiccboy Luneze – North America East
Chenkinz.TV – North America East
ClarityG – North America East
Reverse2k – North America East
WBG Pika – North America West
4DRStormOG – North America West
Be sure back to check back this week for Week 9 of the Fortnite Open Qualifiers to find out who qualified for Week 8, plus any more exciting news and drama!