With Fortnite offering comfortable lifestyles to competitive players like Ninja and Bugha, the idea of making money playing battle royale can be appealing. Since the game’s inception, several third-party websites and apps have tapped into the unofficial Fortnite tournament market, allowing players to compete in free-entry lobbies for cash prizes. Rematch.gg is one of the most talked about of the bunch, but is it as secure as it looks?
As it stands, players aged 18 and over can legitimately make a profit playing in Rematch.gg’s Scrims and Tournament lobbies – but there are a few things players should be aware of. First, many of its users claimed to have seen a large number of cheaters and those who use unapproved tools to win matches. Competitors can report others directly to the service, but this raises suspicions about the fairness of certain matches.
Additionally, the site is not endorsed by or affiliated with developer Epic Games. So any issues you might encounter while competing are out of Epic’s hands.
Despite this, Rematch.gg’s competitive format appears to adhere to Fortnite’s Terms of Service. Reason being, the site only allows event organizers to offer tournaments that include cash prizes, which must be deposited on the site before an event begins. However, this was not always the case.
Rematch.gg once featured what were considered “betting matches”, lobbies where players themselves placed cash bets before the start of each match. Not only is this bet against Fortnite’s Terms of Service, it would have resulted in professional gamer and YouTuber Clix receiving a direct message from Epic warning him of a ban if he did it again.
In response to Epic’s warning, Rematch.gg deleted the ability to participate in wagering matches in April 2021. However, it is important to note that if the feature is added in the future, players who participate will put their Epic accounts at great risk.