Due to pandemic concern, Epic games cancels Fortnite World Cup tournament
On Thursday, Epic games announced through their official Twitter account that they would be cancelling the Fortnite World Cup Tournament. The tournament itself was announced only a few weeks back.
3rd party Fortnite Tournaments will go on as planned
However, all hope is not lost yet. Other Fortnite tournaments will go on as scheduled remotely, through online channels. This year’s Fortnite World Cup was set to be one of the biggest gaming tournaments of the year with a massive prize pool.
The reason for the cancelation of the world tournament is pretty obvious- the threat of COVID-19. Earlier, there were plans to go ahead with the tournament as planned, but following increasing negative effects of the virus, it had to be cancelled.
Invitationals promise excitement for fans
Fortnite fans can still look forward to the Fortnite Championship Series Invitational, which began last Saturday. The Invitational features some of the best players who don’t play the game competitively.
The invitational has a prize pool of $2mn and will bring to the forefront some of the best players in NA, EU, Asia, and a few other regions. So, be on the lookout for your favourite players!