In today’s edition of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Fortnite developer Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against not exactly subtle YouTube streamer Brandon “Golden Modz” Lucas and his occasional partner Colton “Excentric” Conter for promoting the former’s premium “magical powers” to his more than 1.7 million subscribers, citing copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference, and not citing egregious stupidity but definitely implying it.
“This is a copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference case in which the Defendants are infringing Epic’s copyrights by injecting unauthorized cheat software (‘cheats’ or ‘hacks’) into the copyright protected code of Epic’s popular video game Fortnite,” the complaint alleges. “Lucas is operating these websites and selling these cheats and accounts for his own personal enrichment. He posts videos of people using the cheats for the same reason. His ill-gotten gains come at the expense of Epic and members of the Fortnite community.”