Fortnite World Cup 2020 Cancelled; Epic Games Aims for 2021 Return

The Fortnite World Cup aims for 2021 return revealed Epic Games Thursday afternoon.
The Fortnite World Cup aims for 2021 return revealed Epic Games Thursday afternoon. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

The Fortnite World Cup 2020 was cancelled Thursday as Epic Games aims for a 2021 return, the developer revealed. Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, Epic Games and the Fortnite Competitive Twitter have been rather quiet on the calendar year and beyond. But they broke their silence to give a much needed update.

For the rest of 2020, all Fortnite competitions will be played online, and Fortnite World Cup 2020 will be cancelled.

Fortnite World Cup 2020 Cancelled; Epic Games Aims for 2021 Return

Epic Games and the rest of the world doesn't know when large, global events will return and that includes the Fortnite World Cup. They are aiming for a 2021 return. In the mean time, Fortnite Competitive will look to continue online events, Cash Cups, and 3rd party events for the rest of the two years.

Things might change over time as will the rest of the world, but we'll have to wait and see if LAN events will return in 2021.