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There won’t be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020

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The Fortnite World Cup is the newest occasion to be canceled due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. In the present day, Epic Video games revealed the upcoming roadmap for competitive Fortnite, and sadly, that included information that every one occasions will probably be held on-line for the foreseeable future. “As a result of limitations of cross-region on-line competitors, there is not going to be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020,” the developer wrote in a tweet.

Given the uncertainty across the pandemic, it’s not clear when in-person tournaments would possibly occur once more, however the developer apparently isn’t giving up on the idea. “We don’t know when a return to massive, international, in-person occasions will probably be sensible, however we’re hopeful to have the ability to placed on some type of Fortnite World Cup in 2021,” Epic says.

The primary-ever Fortnite World Cup happened final July in at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, with 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf (pictured above) successful the principle occasion — and $three million in prize cash. He even made an look on The Tonight Present. It was an enormous occasion that led many to consider esports would change into a significant a part of Fortnite shifting ahead — although that by no means absolutely materialized, regardless of the next launch of the Fortnite Champion Collection.

That mentioned, whereas the large showcase has been canceled, the season-based Fortnite Champion Collection (FNCS) will nonetheless proceed this yr, as will common Money Cups and different third-party occasions. As a small silver lining, Epic says that it’ll return to official broadcasts for the FNCS, beginning this season. The primary competitors kicks off at 1PM ET on Saturday, Could 2nd on each Twitch and YouTube.

Exterior of the aggressive scene, Fortnite has seen a resurgence of late, thanks largely to an enormous digital Travis Scott live performance tour and a brand-new, violence-free mode referred to as occasion royale.

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