A post on Reddit alleges that Epic Games has failed to pay prize money for several of their tournaments, dating back to the Summer Skirmish last year.
According to community reports, Epic Games has failed to pay players who have won money in Fortnite dating back to the Summer Skirmish.
Allegations of Epic failing to pay up have been circulating for a while, but a post on the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit have brought them back into the public eye in a big way.
Reddit user Returnoftruth wrote a lengthy post on the subreddit outlining all of the people who still haven't received their winnings.
"Not only this but players have been contracting Epic, Loomin, Sund0wn and have been ignored/given the run-around. This is absolutely unacceptable and I couldn't believe it until I started talking to players myself," he wrote.
The poster claims that he spoke to several Fortnite players who participated in these events and are still waiting on payment. He also posted screenshots that allege the failure to pay dates back to almost a year ago.
"I've seen the messages myself and have followed up with professional players regarding this issue as recently as today," the poster wrote. "We really need a response from Epic Games, Loomin and SunD0wn because I've seen many messages where these two in particular have given players the runaround, followed by ignoring them.
"Any players I've listed thus far are not the most severe cases mind you. There are still other big names in the community that I have left out of this purposefully. I likely would not have involved myself if it wasn't for Motor's tweet. Hopefully we can get a response from Epic."
Responding to these allegations in a timely manner was necessary here, and we saw a reply from DanDaDaDanDan a few hours after the original post hit the subreddit.
He posted a link to the procedure necessary for claiming player winnings and listed his email to ensure none of the complaints got lost in the customer service loop.
Dan also stated that he'd be doing a post mortem of the issue to assess what happened and ensure it doesn't happen again.
Although he never directly confirmed or denied the issue of non-payment, his response suggests there is some credibility to these claims.
Until now, it's unclear if this issue is on Epic's end or lies with the players who haven't gone through the proper channels to claim their winnings.
The Fortnite World Cup is right around the corner, and Epic will be handing out more money than ever. Hopefully, they can get this issue squared away before then.
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