With the limitations around travel and in-person events, Epic dropped the 2020 version of the Fortnite World Cup back in April. Presently, the engineer says the esports exhibition won’t be occurring in 2021 all things considered.
“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” the company explained in a blog post. “We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future.”
The first — thus far, just — Fortnite World Cup occurred in 2019 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. The three-day scene finished with 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf winning the independent rivalry and $3 million in prize cash. It was ostensibly one of the greatest esports rivalries to date, and it covered off a gigantic $100 million interest in the serious scene from Epic.
While in-person occasions won’t happen one year from now, that doesn’t mean the finish of the serious scene for Fortnite. Epic says that Fortnite Champion Series will proceed in 2021, with an emphasis on threesomes rivalries.
The organization additionally says that it’s hoping to explore different avenues regarding new configurations too. “We’re looking at other avenues for high-level competition 2021,” Epic says. “Beyond our biggest competitions, in 2021, we’re putting together a schedule featuring more weekly tournaments, unique tournaments, and Creator Cups throughout the year.”
Fortnite as of late commenced new season — which presented the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda — following a monstrous live occasion including Galactus.