Epic Games Ban Russian Competitors From Fortnite With Cash Rewards
Fortnite at Epic Games announced today that Fortnite players living in Russia are no longer eligible to participate in the Fortnite cash prize competition. The decision will take effect on March 11, 2022.
According to the announcement, players can still “earn in-game cosmetic prizes.” Russian players who do not win from previous events will have to complete the prize draw before March 22. Non-cash prizes will be “stuck until Epic payment providers can continue to support rewards for players living in Russia.”
Effective March 11, Russia will be added to the list of countries where players are ineligible to win cash prizes in Fortnite tournaments.
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