• At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist.
  • With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Another day, yet another major controversy in the Epic Games camp. It seems that Fortnite just can’t catch a break as the controversies keep piling up in and about the game. First, Apple and Google banned Fortnite from iOS and Android, respectively. Now, a former Duo World Champion was accused of flow sniping and has been prohibited from FNCS.

Aqua accused of flow sniping in Fortnite FNCS tournament

Right from Game 1, the trio of aqua, Rezon, and Noah was already way ahead of everybody else. Over the first 4 games, they had handled two 1st place finishes wherein they affirmed their place in the finals. And just then, in Game 5, Benjyfishy and his team accused aqua of flow sniping in Game 5. By game 6, his or her group weren’t part of the lobby, either because they had lost the link or, more probably, was prohibited.

MrSavage also put out a couple of tweets indicating that aqua was really stream sniping and also called for him to be banned.


Aqua obviously went on to defend himself and put a series of tweets that indicate Benjyfishy ought to be banned too.


Benjyfishy also had his own defense, where he mentioned how aqua had been watching his flow and even typing in his conversation.

Although, aqua appears to have filed his defense which got him a response from the FN Competitive team.

That is obviously a huge deal. The players involved are a few of the largest names in the Fortnite community. Both sides have made their arguments for now. Nevertheless, aqua is still banned and will not have the ability to compete any farther. Hopefully, a decision will be made shortly and the competitive staff will review this issue as soon as possible.