Epic Games has laid out stringent policies for its professional Fortnite league that everyone must follow. The gaming studio laid these guidelines to combat cheating, theft of intellectual property, impersonation and so on. However, the policy of Epic Games has now come under fire for being inconsistent.
Professional player NRG Ronaldo has now come forward with complaints of his own. He highlighted a particular issue regarding his in game name that has become a considerable problem for him.
Epic Games denied NRG Ronaldo from using a particular name in Fortnite
NRG Ronaldo is one of the more prominent names in Fortnite ecosystem. Team NRG brought him to its org last year in August, in order to strengthen its roster. The pro player recently took to Twitter to share his grievances regarding an issue with his in-game name.
The pro player was using the name ‘Clixfan 69420’ that Epic Games did not allow him to use, citing impersonation. This name belongs to his renowned teammate ‘Clix’, who is a world cup finalist.
The pro player took to Twitter to vent out his frustration with Epic Games and how unfairly he was denied. He posted a video statement on his official handle to address the situation while also expressing his feelings.
” I have been told if I actually play and do qualify, I will get a warning or if I had a previous warning for whatever reason, which I can’t really recall, If I do then it would be further escalated or whatever.”
Guidelines need to updated
The pro player highlighted a key issue with the current guidelines and how they make little sense. He also gave examples regarding what it allows and other things that it prohibits, leading to an inconsistent end result.
“The rule is that the a name used by a team or player might not include or make use of Fortnite, Epic or any other trademark or trade name or logo owned by epic. The name used team or player cannot be an impersonation of another team, players, streamers, celebrities, Government officials, Epic employees, or entity.”
He further added.” Which really doesn’t any sense, because that means you have to ban everyone who’s not in FaZe but has a name FaZe in their name. NRG or any other org, just any org name that’s actually not on the org, that’s an impersonation. Is it not impersonating a brand which is a team.”
The policy never really covers the fact that people use YouTube or Twitch in their names as well, something that would stand in direct violation of the policy. The pro player also mentions the shortcomings of this in a video statement below.
Ronaldo also shared a tweet shortly after, where he stated that Epic Games did not allow him to change his name. He shed light on a previous incident where it allowed Ninja to alter his name, but he is being denied the opportunity to do the same.