Fortnite Announces a Road Map for 2020 on Twitter that Includes the Cancellation of This Year’s World Cup
In a move that fans have no doubt seen coming for weeks, Fortnite has announced there will be no Fortnite World Cup in 2020.
In a series of posts on the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account, publisher Epic Games outlined what it’s calling a road map for the future of the game this year. In addition to the World Cup cancellation, all major competitions will be moved online.
Those competitions include Cash Cups and the Fortnite Champion Series, which gets under way on May 2 at 4 p.m. PST on both Twitch and YouTube.
Plans are for in-person mega-events to return in 2021, assuming that COVID-19 is no longer classified as a pandemic at that point.
Hailed as a massive success, the inaugural Fortnite World Cup took place before a capacity crowd at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in July 2019. Nearly two million viewers watched the final online as 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf took home top honours and a paycheque of almost $4 million.
Fortnite scored a smash hit last week with a virtual concert featuring Travis Scott.