Top European professional Pinq accuses his org-mate Bubak of cheating at competitive Fortnite and was promptly removed from his team for “inappropriate behavior”
Lootboy is one of the up-and-coming teams making a name for themselves in Fortnite’s largest region. Just last season, the team hoisted the FNCS championship as their player Queasy was a third of the winning trio
This story involves two of Lootboy’s other top prospects Pinq and Bubak. Both players are multiple-time FNCS finalists and top European prospects
Earlier today, Pinq expressed his frustrations with Bubak on Twitter with a wild and brazen cheating allegation
In a thread, Pinq suggested that his teammate Bubak “100% cheat[s],” to which Bubak responded by calling the behavior “inappropriate”
Only hours later, Lootboy issued a statement and announced parting ways with Pinq
Today we are sadly parting ways with @pinquk— LootBoy Esports (@LootBoyEsports) June 15, 2021
We wish him nothing but the best for his future!??
The story progressed rather quickly, so let’s head back and answer the question that everyone is wondering
Is Bubak cheating?
No. After Lootboy investigated the matter, they concluded that Pinq’s accusations were baseless and defamatory
Pinq later publicly apologized to Bubak for spreading false claims, mentioning that his previous statement was “out of anger and incorrect”
Bubak ended up hashing the beef with Pinq. Though people are misguidedly sending him hate for “kicking Pinq” from Lootboy. According to Bubak, he never wanted or expressed Pinq to be removed from the org
GUYS please stop hating me I didn’t take it personally from pinq I take it as a joke and I don’t say to anyone to kick pinq please stop hating on me for something that’s not my fault— LootBoy bubak (@bubakfn_) June 15, 2021
Recently, players have been heavily scrutinized by Epic Games for behavior on social media. Organizations have followed suit, displayed by this recent PR meltdown
Do you consider Pinq’s actions inflammatory enough to be kicked from his team? Let us know on Twitter