By this point now, it is basically expected that most approaching events scheduled until September this year to be either shelved completely or be replaced with a digital format to keep followers at bay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lately, this tactic can be seen applied for the coming Fortnite competitions including this summer’s Fortnite World Cup.
Announced on Twitter this week, Epic Games shared that forthcoming competitive Fortnite events will be ushered to digital means while the anticipated second annual World Cup will be cancelled for this year. Reasoning as for why the concluding championship was cut is due to limiting “cross region online competition,” Epic Games tells.
This announcement will come as a disappointing wave of news for followers from witnessing how popular last year’s show revealed to be. In July, the event at the time was ranked the most influential livestreamed event in history with over 2.3 million concurrent viewers. But that record was later broken in the fall by the League of Legends World Championship Quarter Finals.
Despite the uncertainty of the ongoing virus pandemic that has controlled global markets for majority of the year already, Epic Games does show to be hopeful for a World cup to take place next year in 2021. In a separate tweet in the thread, the company cannot confirm when the next in-person competition will be taking place on Fortnite’s behalf.
This week, Epic Games abruptly launched a new update that introduces a new hangout spot for players who want to get away from the violence in Fortnite. Offering party Royale, users can chill with friends and play games to blow of steam. You can read the full report by heading here.
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