the Fortnite The World Cup is the last event to be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Epic Games revealed the upcoming roadmap for competition Fortnite, and unfortunately, this included information that all events will be held online for the foreseeable future. “Due to the limits of online competition between regions, there will be no Fortnite World Cup in 2020, “wrote the developer in a tweet.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, it’s not clear when in-person tournaments could happen again, but the developer apparently isn’t giving up on the concept. “We don’t know when a return to major world events in person will be practical, but we hope to be able to put some form of Fortnite World Cup in 2021, ”says Epic.
The very first Fortnite The World Cup took place last July at Arthur Ashe stadium in New York, with Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf (16) (photo above) winning the main tournament – and $ 3 million in prizes. He even made an appearance on The Tonight Show. It was a massive event that led many to think that e-sports would become an important part of Fortnite moving forward – although it never fully materialized, despite the later launch of the Fortnite Champion Series.
That said, while the big showcase was canceled, the season Fortnite The Champion Series (FNCS) will continue this year, as will the Cash Cups and other third-party events. Like a little silver lining, Epic says that he will return to official FNCS broadcasts, starting this season. The first competition will start at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday May 2 on Twitch and YouTube.
Outside the competitive arena, Fortnite recently saw a resurgence, thanks in large part to a huge virtual concert tour by Travis Scott and a brand new non-violent mode called Party Royale.