Fortnite World Cup 2020 is officially canceled
Last year, Fortnite took the world by storm after 16-year old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf won $3 million in the first ever Fortnite World Cup. Giersdorf was appearing on morning and late-night shows, and parents finally allowed their kids to get as much practice on the game as possible.
But now the hopes of matching or exceeding that event have been dashed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Epic games has announced that while most of its Fortnite competitions will be held online for the rest of 2020, their biggest event, the Fortnite World Cup 2020 is canceled.
Physical Events - 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.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) April 30, 2020
“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,” Epic said in a followup tweet. “In the meantime we have more info about online events with FNCS, Cash Cups, 3rd Party Events and Broadcasts.”
Although a date for this year’s Fortnite World Cup hadn’t been set, it was expected to happen some time this summer. The Fortnite Champion Series Invitational is set to begin on May 2 with everything happening online via Twitch.