With the current global epidemic still going on, Fortnite World Cup 2020 has been canceled by Epic Games.
The massive virus pandemic that has claimed almost 300,000 lives across the world has had a massive effect on gathered events.
Events such as concerts from the likes of Lady Gaga, and sporting events including the Tokyo Olympics have been put on hold across the world.
Since eSports events attract thousands of visitors over the course of many days, it seems a good idea to also cancel these events as well.
Epic Games has confirmed that the huge event for talented Fortnite gamers has been canceled for this year.
While the news comes as a disappointment to gamers and indeed Epic Games themselves, the company has stated that they are “hopeful” that the competition will resume for 2021.
However, in a recent Tweet, Fortnite Competetive has stated that other physical events will now be taking place online.
The Tweet states:
“For the rest of 2020, all Fortnite competitions will be held online.
Due to the limitations of cross-region online competition, there will not be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020.”
So it appears that Epic Games is still dedicated to holding competitions which will now be taking place over the internet.
It is the game’s own regional limitations that have led to the World Cup being completely canceled where holding a global tournament online isn’t actually possible.
Because of this, the event has had to be completely cancelled.
What this means for next year’s World Cup, if there is one, remains to be seen.
Such as, whether there will be a rollover prize pot for example.
I honestly don’t think that will happen but it would be great for Fortnite players, and an even bigger reason to take part.
Last year’s Fortnite event was a massive hit and saw players walking away with a total of $30 million in prizes.
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Held in New York, the event’s winner, a talented young teen named Kyle Giersdorf, a.k.a “Bugha” won the $3 million grand prize.
Valve has also recently announced the cancellation of their DOTA 2 event, “The International“, indefinitely.
Set for an August date in Stockholm, the massive eSports event has been delayed until at least 2021.
Valve has stated that at this point, they cannot give exact dates as to when the event will resume.
The 2020 League of Legends tournament by Riot Games has also been cut from the year’s schedule.
While 2020 has been and will continue to be a disappointment for global events, this won’t last forever and we can all hope that things might begin to get back to normal soon.
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