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Fortnite: Newbee accused of stealing World Cup winnings

Fortnite: Newbee accused of stealing World Cup winnings

With its thunderous success, Fortnite has become a very lucrative competitive arena for top players — but you still have to be able to collect your winnings. A Chinese organization is accused of stealing money earned by its players during the last World Cup.

Fortnite: Newbee accused of stealing World Cup winnings

The 2019 edition of the Fortnite World Cup offered a $30 million prize pool with winnings guaranteed to all players who managed to qualify.
However, Newbee players Xmende and XMM would never have received their winnings. The Chinese organization would have simply stolen their entire reward. At least that's what Rhidax, a Fortnite coach who has worked in Europe and Asia, says.

Newbee is currently in great difficulty as it has just closed its DotA 2 team after accusations of match-fixing. Since problems never come alone, it's also now accused of keeping the winnings of two of its former Fortnite players to itself.

Xmende and XMM qualified as a duo for Fortnite's last World Cup. Although they finished only 49th (out of 50), they still should have received $50,000 each. All participants who qualified were guaranteed at least this amount of money.

They would have never seen this money, which was kept by Newbee. Since then, they are no longer active or part of the team. It seems that they're both in conflict with the organization and that their hope of getting their money back is pretty small.

Rhidax revealed some screenshots on social networks, indicating that this kind of practice wouldn't be an isolated case. Another Newbee player, WenQian would have had more than $10,000 in earnings improperly taken by the Chinese organization.

Newbee hasn't yet responded to the accusations. In any case, in view of the sums involved, the case should be taken very seriously.

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