Fortnite World Cup 2020, Dota 2 International Cancelled Over Pandemic
Fortnite World Cup, the popular e-sport occasion, has been cancelled this year owning to the coronavirus pandemic. The development was announced by the Fornite developer, Legendary Games, in a series of tweets on Thursday. The company also said that all physical Fortnite events will be held online for the remainder of the year. Epic games through Fortnite Competitive Twitter account included that the business will continue their third celebration events, nevertheless, they might be moved online also. Meanwhile, the 2020 edition of the Dota 2 tournament, (also called The International) has been forever delayed due to the worldwide pandemic. The competition may take place in 2021.
Starting with the Fornite World Cup, Legendary Games in a series of tweets said the company is cancelling this year’s Fornite World Cup due to “limitations of cross-region online competitors.” It likewise revealed all the rest of the events including the Champ Series (FNCS) and Cash Cups will be held online owning to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking about the FNCS, the company said, “FNCS will be returning each season for the rest of 2020. Gamers around the world will have the chance to show they’re the very best. We will iterate on formats to improve gamer experiences.”
Notably, Legendary Games just recently extended the Chapter 2 – Season 2 of Fortnite by almost a month. The Chapter 2 – Season 2 of the game was at first slated to come out on May 1 but it has actually been pushed back to June 4 due to unidentified factors. Similarly, for the third-party occasions, Impressive Games said that all these occasions will be held online “until more notification.”
To remember, Fornite World Cup as the name suggests is an e-sport competitors for Fortnite players. The occasion concentrates on solos and duos competition and it typically takes location from April till June. The first-ever Fornite World Cup was kept in 2019, with Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf winning the main occasion and $3 million grand prize.
Significantly, no date or location was announced for the 2020 Fortnite World Cup.
On The Other Hand, Valve Software Application which is the developer of Dota series in a post stated that this year’s Dota 2 tournament, popularly called The International, has actually been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have actually been exploring various date possibilities, however it is likely that the event will need to take place in 2021. Given the highly unstable landscape for regional gathering restrictions, infection trajectory, and international travel policies, we do not anticipate to have adequate self-confidence to interact firm dates in the near future,” the business said in a post.
Valve likewise included that the 10th International prize pool will be moneyed by 25 percent of sales of the next Fight Pass.
“We are planning to release soon instead of closer to the occasion itself. Nevertheless, with our group working from house and things taking longer to complete, the release date of the Fight Pass will be at least a couple of weeks later on than normal,” the article read.
The International is an annual esports world championship tournament for Dota 2. The occasion normally happens in August and the first-ever tournament was kept in 2011.