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Epic Games confirm no Fortnite World Cup 2021 as LANs delayed until Q2 2022

The developer, publisher and league organisers have allegedly informed Elite Esports who leaked the information.

We could be LAN pro Fornite gamers... in a year or so.

Elite Esports’ own Connor, General Manager for their Competitive Fortnite squad, leaked Epic Games’ decision to not run any LANs until the second quarter of the year 2022.

“Today, Epic Games notified us that they will not allow any in-person events to take place due to the pandemic... until Q2 2022, or when the global impact from COVID-19 has diminished”, the screenshot Connor shared reported.

The announcement was met with backlash from the competitive scene including pros, orgs and fans alike as the CDC has recommended resuming as normal with both indoor and outdoor events.

fortnite world cup cancelled 2022(Picture: Epic Games)

The efforts to postpone huge in-person gatherings for esports events have been met with pushback as other competitions such as Call of Duty and VALORANT keep running the scene and taking advantage of the sidelined video game titles.

Epic Games also owns Among Us and Rocket League, which the latter has also cancelled their LAN for the RLCS Season X and will run yet another online regional tournament in its place.

The news hasn’t been broken by Epic themselves and the esports organisers are yet to comment on the matter. We’ll keep you updated as the situation develops.