A real win on all fronts.
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Epic Games recently filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court of Australia against a Fortnite cheat seller. Brandon "BlazeFN" Despotakis was accused of selling Fortnite cheats as well as in-game accounts to other players. Epic filed suit against him in April 2021.

A ruling by the court found that Despotakis violated the Fortnite EULA and terms of service. The cheats sold include aimbots.

He was also found guilty of infringing Epic's copyright. Even if Despotakis wasn't dealing out cheats, the fact that he sold accounts would alone landed him in some hot water with Epic Games. Accounts sold include ones that promised "full access V-Bucks accounts," accounts with rare skins, and accounts that had completed season passes.

Despotakis essentially admitted that he was guilty of the claims. On May 9, he released a public statement as part of the settlement:

Hey everyone, this is BlazeFN. Until very recently I sold unauthorised Fortnite cheats and compromised Fortnite player accounts. I won’t be doing this anymore because Epic Games caught me and commenced legal proceedings against me in Australia.

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

I’d like to apologize to the Fortnite community. What I did was illegal and gave players an unfair advantage over other people who play by the rules. I won’t do this ever again.

Please do not contact me about Fortnite cheats or Fortnite player accounts.
The amount that this suit was settled for was not disclosed by either Despotakis or Epic Games. However, we do know that the settlement money will not end up in Epic's pockets, but will instead be donated to the Child's Play charity. This is a charity that is heavily involved in donating funds and gaming content to children's hospitals.

Epic also released a short statement about this week's decision.

Selling compromised player accounts and cheat technologies puts people’s information at risk and ruins the experience for people who are playing fairly. We take the illegal sale of these items seriously and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games remain fun, fair and never pay-to-win.