Fortnite World Cup 2020 and Dota 2 International have been Cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Fortnite World Cup 2020 and Dota 2 International will return next year.
Fortnite World Cup(popular e-sport event) has been canceled due to coronavirus it will take place in the upcoming year. The news was given by the Fornite developer, Epic games, in some tweets on Thursday. The developer also said that all physical Fortnite events will be held online for the upcoming year. Epic games via Fortnite Competitive Twitter account said that the company will try to continue their third party events, but there is a chance that it might be also shifted online. And because of the world pandemic, the Dota 2 tournament (also called international) has also been indefinitely postponed. It might take place in 2021.
The company said about the FNCS that company that “FNCS will be returning each season for the rest of 2020. Players around the globe will have the opportunity to prove they are the best. We will iterate on formats to improve players.
In a series of tweets the Epic games said that the Fortnite world cup has been canceled this year due to “limitations of cross-region online competition.”
It also announced that events like champion series(FNCS) and Cash Cups will be held online due to coronavirus pandemic. while speaking about the FNCS that company that “FNCS will be returning each season for the rest of 2020. Players around the globe will have the opportunity to prove they are the best. We will iterate on formats to improve players.
Last month we said we would provide our evolving 2020 competitive roadmap. Today we wanted to provide updates on where we’re at with plans in 2020!
In particular, the chapter 2 – season 2 has been extended to almost a month. Chapter 2 – Season 2 of the game was initially slated to return back out on May 1st Day but it has been pushed back to June 4 because of unknown reasons. As for the third-party events Epic Games said that every event is going to be held online “until further notice”.
To recall, Fornite World Cup you can understand from the name that it is an e-sport competition for Fortnite players. The event will be of solos and team matches that their main focus the competition always takes place between April and June. The first-ever Fornite tournament was held in 2019, with Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf winning the foremost event and $3 million grand prize. Notably, no date or location was announced for the 2020 Fortnite tournament.
Dota 2 International canceled
Meanwhile, Valve Software that is the developer of Dota series in an exceedingly blog post said that this year’s Dota 2 tournament, popularly referred to as The International, has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have been exploring various date possibilities, but it is likely that the event will need to happen in 2021. Given the highly volatile landscape for local gathering restrictions, virus trajectory, and global travel policies, we don’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future,” the company said in a blog post
Valve also added that the 10th International prize pool is going to be funded by 25 percent of sales of the upcoming Battle Pass.
“We are planning to release soon instead of closer to the event itself. However, with our team working from home and things taking longer to complete, the release date of the Battle Pass will be at least a couple of weeks later than usual,” the blog post read.
The event usually takes place in August and therefore the first-ever tournament was held in 2011. It is an annual e-sport world championship tournament for Dota 2.