Epic sues Fortnite player for cheating
The company has been battling the player since last year
Caleb Rogers is a cheater and his parents are apparently okay with it. The boy who goes by Sky Orbit in Fortnite has been accused of cheating by the game’s maker, Epic Games, and was ordered to stop in November 2017. The case made it to the courts, but the video game fan’s mother sent a letter to the court, asserting that Epic couldn’t enforce any legal provisions of the EULA since the game is free to play. The Rogers family is back in the spotlight again after Sky Orbit has continued his antics, and Epic has drawn the line.
Epic is suing for breach of contract and copyright infringement. The lawsuit comes because the boy posted a video on YouTube showing others how to cheat – this is the crux of the copyright infringement claim. The company sent a request to the courts last week that seeks to have Mrs. Rogers be deemed the legal guardian, which would facilitate the lawsuit. Epic explained with the request, “Defendant has ignored the appropriate orders of this Court. It is now appropriate for his mother or another adult to be appointed to officially represent him so that his interests can be protected and this matter can move forward.”
The child Rogers apparently realized he was wrong and fully understands what’s going on. In one of the videos he uploaded, he stalked and taunted Epic over the ordeal and reportedly told Epic in a video last summer that it could kiss his rear-end, but in different terms.
Epic adds, “His continued cheating, the foregoing and other public statements, and his open taunting of Epic all demonstrate that he thinks he is beyond the reach of this Court and is free to continue his unlawful conduct without consequence.”
There isn’t any word on whether or not the courts have responded to the request.