Fortnite online e-Sports World Cup for 2020 cancelled.
This week Epic Games has announced that the 2020 Fortnite World Cup will not be happening at all - even online remotely, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The news came from the Fortnite Competitive Twitter and applies to all face-to-face events coming in 2020.
"For the rest of 2020, all Fortnite competitions will be held online", Epic Games wrote. "Due to the limitations of cross region online competition, there will not be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020.", indicating that the Fortnite World Cup won't be moved to online tournaments either.
A follow-up twitter post was posted saying:
"We don’t know when a return to large, global, in-person events will be practical, but we’re hopeful to be able to put on some form of Fortnite World Cup in 2021."
Fortnite World Cup first came in July 2019 with a grand prize pool of $40 million given to the top players and a cool $3 million prize winnings for the solo mode competition winner. The 2019 Fortnite World Cup reportedly pulled in in 2 million concurrent viewers!
Epic Games say that the Fortnite Champion Series will still run for seasons in 2020. Cash Cups will also return.
Epic will be hosting official broadcasts for the Fortnite Champion Series.