Nate Hill of FaZe Clan Suspended from Fortnite Fall Skirmish

Nicholas Barth,

September 25, 2018 3:20 AM

FaZe Clan Fortnite player Nate Hill has been suspended from the Fortnite Fall Skirmish for his and his teammate's actions in Week 1 of the event.

Week 1 of the six week and $10,000,000 Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series was unfortunately filled with some controversial moments, and now one of these moments has led to the suspension of FaZe Clan player Nate Hill and the removal of his duos partner Funkbomb from the Fortnite Fall Skirmish.

During Week 1 of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish, Nate Hill of FaZe Clan was accused of cheating by many members of the community when he was given a callout from his teammate of FunkBomb who was watching the official broadcast of the Fall Skirmish on the Fortnite Twitch channel after he had been eliminated from one of the six matches. With the stream of the tournament not having been on a delay, many felt that FunkBomb had intentionally left the match in order to watch the stream on the Fortnite Twitch channel and give his FaZe Clan teammate Nate Hill an advantage. 

However, Nate Hill has stated that Epic Games had directed players to leave matches during the Fortnite Fall Skirmish in order to help prevent lag from occurring in the matches.

The moment during Week 1 of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish where FunkBomb gives Nate Hill the callouts that are at the center of the controversy surrounding the two players can be seen below.

While Nate Hill and FunkBomb have both apologized publicly for their actions during Week 1 of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish, Epic Games has handed down punishment to both players which will drastically affect their ability to play for the Dusty Dogs club. 

The announcement of the suspension for FaZe Clan player Nate Hill and his teammate of FunkBomb was revealed on the stream of Hill where he explained what the punishment for both players entailed. 

"As the teammate and beneficiary, I'll be suspended immediately from participating in all of the Skirmish trials and Skirmishes until conclusion of suspension, October 11th. Still a member of Dusty Dogs club and will remain eligible for club prizing in the Fall Skirmish," said Nate Hill. "Funk is kicked out of Dusty Dogs effective immediately. Will not be eligible for club prizing, but he can go to Twitch Con and play in the Twitch Con tournament."

With FunkBomb having been the one to initiate the use of callouts while watching the official broadcast of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish that had no delay, Epic Games has handed down a much stiffer punishment to the player that will see FunkBomb no longer be able to compete in the $10,000,000 event.

While Nate Hill will be unable to participate in any activity relating to the Fortnite Fall Skirmish until Thursday, October 11th, the FaZe Clan players will be able to resume competing once his suspension is over and will be eligible to receive any share of the prize money that the Dusty Dogs Club collects at the end of the Fall Skirmish. 

Due to the announcement of the suspension of Nate Hill and removal of FunkBomb from the Fortnite Fall Skirmish, it is clear that Epic Games is very serious in maintaining the competitive integrity of the competitive events it hosts for its battle royale title. 

(cover photo courtesy of FaZe Clan and Epic Games)


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