On Jan. 22, a globally ranked Apex Legends player received an account ban. Not only was this player globally ranked, they were considered to be inside the top 10 players in the world.
The news of the bans came courtesy of a tweet from Connor Ford, Lead Security at Respawn. When players recognized what the tweet meant, they immediately went and searched to see which top players received bans. Apex Legends doesn’t have an in game leaderboard to check. In order to find out who got banned, players must look at Tracker.gg.
Globally Ranked Apex Legends Players Banned for Cheating
The site keeps track of a players match making ratio (MMR), which is basically an invisible statistic the game keeps track of to make sure every game a player enters is balanced. This site covers multiple games. However, tracker.gg confirmed via Twitter that a Respawn representative had contacted them and updated them about the bans.
One player receiving a ban was InvulnerableFPS. This is not InvulnerableFPS’s first offense. Allegedy he has been caught cheating before. While the second banned player has not yet been named, it is safe to assume that these players are not allowed to enter Apex Legends tournaments anytime soon.