This year has been a challenging one for mostly everybody, especially when it comes to the gaming community. While many people have had to stay home, which provided them with plenty of time to enjoy video games, in-person events were cancelled in order to keep everyone safe. That said, it looks like Epic Games will be continuing that into next year as there will not be any in-person Fortnite events.
In a recent blog post, Epic Games confirmed that there will not be any in-person Fortnite events in 2021 in order to protect the players and staff that would be part of said events. “Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” the post reads. “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. 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.”
When it comes to FNCS, the party size will be “Trios for the foreseeable future,” Epic said. They do note, however, that while the party size will remain the same, scoring and various formats will likely be changed. As for the Chapter 2 – Season 5 FNCS, Fortnite players will be able to dive in when it begins on February 4th. “Beyond our biggest competitions, in 2021, we’re putting together a schedule featuring more weekly tournaments, unique tournaments, and Creator Cups throughout the year,” Epic continued.
While it may be disappointing that fans will have to go another year without in-person events, it is good to see Epic Games taking the safety of staff and players seriously. Fortnite and its latest season are currently available on just about any modern device, so get out there and practice for any tournaments that might pop up. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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