Never bet on sweaties
You have to be pretty bold to go up against Epic and break the Fortnite end user license agreement, which is exactly what Brandon Despotakis did…and he lost.
Epic took Despotakis to court over violating Fortnite’s end user license agreement and terms of service, which he did by selling in-game accounts and cheats. Epic stated that Despotakis sold “aimbots, limited-time ‘Full Access V-Bucks accounts’ and ‘inactive’ accounts that included rare or popular skins and pre-completed battle passes, among other illegal offerings”.
Not surprisingly, Epic won the lawsuit, forcing Despotakis to pay damages, close down their cheat business, and publicly apologize. You can read Despotakis’ apology below.
“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.”
Many might be thinking that Despotakis got what he deserved, but does Epic really need the money? Epic feels the same, which is why the full sum of the damages will be donated to the charity Child’s Play.