In a blog post, Epic Games went into some detail around a certain number of players who have been exploiting the game in some way or another in order to get ahead of the competition. As a result, they’ve received bans from competitive play from either a 14 day to permanent basis.
Over 1100 players were banned for two weeks after being caught region hopping, competing in tournaments in multiple regions. Of that number, a little under 200 were prize winners who have had their prizes forfeit and the leaderboards shifted to reflect that.
Adding to this, 48 accounts were banned for 14 days for account sharing, which included nine winners who have had their prizes forfeit also. 8 accounts were caught teaming, and of those one account had its prize forfeit.
Finally, one account was caught using cheating software and has been banned permanently. According to Epic, “This account played for less than five minutes in the tournament before being banned.” To make matters worse, this user was also removed from their competitive team for doing so.
Epic also reported that one account was given a 72-hour competitive ban for intentionally disconnecting to avoid giving points to another competitor. Though they disclosed that this was per a player-made report and plan to look into this more in the future.