Epic returns to in-person Fortnite competition with an event in November

Epic Games has announced plans to host an in-person Fortnite competition in November, its first major in-person competitive Fortnite event since the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. The next event, the 2022 FNCS Invitational, will take place on November 12-13. november. at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina. “We will be inviting a selection of the best FNCS duos from around the world who will have the opportunity to compete in a single lobby for a share of a $1,000,000 prize pool,” Epic wrote in a blog post titled “The Fortnite Team.” . However, the company stresses that the health and safety of players is “the number one priority for holding any in-person event” and warns that it may have to reschedule the event if “public health trends or laws change.” or regional recommendations change at some point this year.” It’s unclear if Epic is planning any sort of Fortnite World Cup for 2023. The 2019 edition of that event, the first and only Fortnite World Cup to date, was a three-day extravaganza with a $30 million prize pool. But in April 2020, Epic said there would be a World Cup due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and later that year said there would be no 2021 World Cup. Epic has continued to host Fortnite competitions online. , but the announcement of the FNCS Invitational 2022 seems to indicate that Epic is looking to host in-person tournaments once again. Fortnite is nearing the end of its current season and has a big in-game event planned for June 4.