Fortnite's World Cup for 2020 has been canceled. Epic Games announced today that there would be significant alterations for all their remaining competitive events for the year.
You can see the announcement from the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account just below. There wasn't actually a set date for the Fortnite World Cup for 2020, but the tournament last year took place in July, just over two months from now. Elsewhere, Fortnite's Cash Cups and Champion Series will continue, and all third party events for Fortnite must be held online, or not at all.
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
You might remember Bugha claiming victory in the Fortnite World Cup back in late July 2019, ultimately claiming a prize of $3 million. Skip to the end of the live broadcast replay below for a complete recap of the event, in what was a surprisingly entertaining tournament, watched worldwide by well over 2 million viewers.
Currently, Epic Games isn't committing to a return date for Fortnite competitive events. In the followup to the tweet above, they're hopeful of putting on a Fortnite World Cup for next year in 2021. Epic hasn't been the only company to recently postpone a competitive event: Valve just announced that the Dota 2 International for 2020 would be postponed.