The infamous, "unbannable" Apex Legends cheater known as Tufi could be facing legal action, according to Respawn and several community members.
The news originally broke after a joke aired by Tanner "Rogue" Trebb during a stream on Sunday, May 9. Rogue commented that Tufi was "in jail," a statement that threw many in and out of his audience for a loop. He clarified on Reddit a day later after a post recounting his words began to circulate.
"He’s currently dealing with legal shit and I’ll keep it at that. I doubt we see him around anymore. I was halfway memeing about the jail thing, but this dude is 100% in the courts NO BASKETBALL," he wrote.
Notorious Apex Legends Cheater 'Tufi' Could Face Legal Reprecussions
According to Dot Esports, Respawn Entertainment declined to comment on the situation, "citing an inability to comment on legal action."
This isn't the first time Respawn has alluded to possible litigation following illicit conduct in their games. Ryan K Rigney, Director of Communications for the company, replied to a tweet citing player concerns over cheating in early April 2021. According to Rigney, the team is "on it."
"We know about it and are trying every avenue (technical, legal, etc.) right now to see what we can do to fix it." He wrote, "The situation sucks, for sure. But we think it makes sense to hold most comms... until we have a solid plan in place."
Tufi seemed to take issue with this, himself. He uploaded gameplay footage of himself actively breaking the rules in what appears to be Season 9 in an attempt to prove he is still unaffected legally or otherwise.
Most players know Tufi from his exploits in high-ranked lobbies and his interactions with top player Shivam "ShivFPS" Patel—who suffered a temporary ban for voiced frustration against the cheater. Some allege Tufi took part in the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against tournaments in recent months.
DBLTAP cannot confirm any legal action being taken against Tufi by Respawn at this time.