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Ninja demands ‘professionalism’ in Fortnite competitions after ‘cheating’ claims and move to Mixer

The Fortnite legend is done with ‘teaming’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Ninja has called for more ‘professionalism’ in the Fortnite community after fellow gamer FaZe Sway was accused of cheating.

He’s not having any of it.

During the Fortnite Solos Cash Cup, 16-year-old Sway was accused of tactically teaming up with another gamer despite the assumption that players should all be gaming solo.

‘Just got teamed on by FaZe Sway and Wistles in the Cash Cup. Is this acceptable in competitive? This sort of thing really puts me off,’ fellow Fortnite star Sour claimed.

Twitch star Chap had his say by tweeting: ‘Cheating is cheating regardless of the prize pool,’ with Ninja retweeting and adding: ‘I know how fun and cool it might seem to be in a discord with your homies in solo cash cups but there has to be more professionalism.’

Ninja went on to tweet a video explaining his thoughts, captioning it: ‘My thoughts on the teaming/cheating in online cups situation. It’s unfortunate but at the end of the day it is up to fortnite to mitigate this as much as possible.’

Ninja wasn’t having any of it (Picture: Twitter/Ninja)

‘There have been two pro players in solos who have talked about having some sort of alliance or some sort of way of signalling to their teammates,’ he said.

‘It just goes to show there’s a lot of room for Epic Games and Fortnite to improve their competitive atmosphere in the online cups. Things they can’t fully regulate.’

He added: ‘Epic needs to find a way to mitigate that as much as possible because, obviously, people gonna cheat!’

Sway denied the ‘cheating’ claims, tweeting: ‘I was on a call with friends while playing after realizing it was Wistles fighting I chose to leave.

‘I shouldn’t have changed what I was doing because it was a friend. I never had an intention to team up on anybody so I wanted to clear the air.

‘I’m sorry, I really didn’t mean to do anything wrong but will accept whatever repercussions come my way.’

However, Fortnite legend Ninja isn’t dwelling on the drama, as he celebrated hitting the two million mark on Mixer after moving to the platform from Twitch.

‘Today we hit 2 million followers on @WatchMixer in less than a month!’ the star – real name Tyler Blevins – marveled. ‘Absolutely out of this world.’

Sway denied any cheating claims (Picture: Twitter/FaZeSway)

‘My goal on mixer is not to get more viewers than everyone, but to try and lift as many streamers up with me and bring as much attention to this amazing platform as possible.

The 28-year-old ditched Twitch for Mixer earlier this month. However, despite racking up followers like nobody’s business, the whole thing hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing.

Not long after leaving the platform, the gamer called out Twitch for ‘promoting porn’ on his old channel, which prompted an apology from the CEO of the streaming giant, who said there were ‘no excuses’.

However, Ninja definitely appears to be shrugging off the drama, recently partnering with Adidas.

Safe to say he’s not doing too badly at all.

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