Kids these days: Fortnite fights a 14-year-old in court, signs 13-year-old to e-sports team

A prison of your own making.

Epic Games is still doggedly pursuing supposed Fortnite cheaters. As we reported back in November, one of the defendants in Epic’s many lawsuits is a 14-year-old boy who stands accused of streaming and promoting cheats on his YouTube channel. At the time, his mother sent an informal letter to the court, arguing that her son didn’t actually develop cheats, that Epic had unlawfully released his name (as a minor), and that Epic was unfairly scapegoating him.

As TorrentFreak (via GIbiz) noted, the court took that letter as a motion to dismiss (the family hadn’t responded officially otherwise). Epic has since refiled its complaint as a reply to that motion, claiming that it didn’t know the kid was a minor and that he had agreed to the EULA.

While Epic has successfully taken down a few solo cheaters in court, this one isn’t really making anybody look good or feel safer, Epic.

Meanwhile, ESPN reports that Fortnite e-sports outfit Team Secret has signed a 13-year-old kid: Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson from the UK.

“I actually had no idea he was 13 until the team told me,” Team Secret CEO John Yao told the publication. “Because when we looked at some of the videos and we looked at their game play, it was not apparent. What immediately stood out to me was how mature he was, and he sounded just like one of the other guys.”

Source: TorrentFreak via GIbiz, ESPN
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