Fortnite World Cup 2020: Cancellation, Start Date, Venue, How to Enter, Bugha, Tfue & Everything you need to know about Epic’s event!
Start Date BUGHA – Last year’s winner will be looking to maintain his reign!
There is no word on an official start date for the Fortnite World Cup 2020, but with the unfortunate effects of COVID-19, it’s hard to say if it will go ahead.
With large events being cancelled, and last year’s draw of 19,000 people – things aren’t looking great.Venue CHAPTER 2: How will the new iteration of Fortnite effect the world cup?
Epic Games sold out the Arthur Ashe stadium in Flushing, New York for the past Fortnite World Cup.
The same arena that hosts the US Open for tennis and seats over 20,000.
It would come as no surprise if they go all out again this time around for the venue but we will have to wait and see! Qualification ALL EYES ON ME: Over two million people tuned in via live streams last year
Epic Games has shifted the way they do qualifications for this season of FCS – where before they used to have one open round then have a round for the players placing in the top 3000 or so…
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They have shifted their focus onto custom matches for the top qualifying players in two open rounds.
This is seen as the far superior method as there is less room for error and you are sure to get the best players out of every region.
So there is hope that they will do this method of qualification instead of the previous methods! New modes leaked GAME ON: We could see the addition of new modes this year! Trios, Squads, Solos or Duos?
For those who do not remember, the first-ever Fortnite World Cup was comprised of two game modes, solos, and duos.
These two modes have been the foundation of competitive Fortnite , as they were really the only two game modes Epic Games has experimented with since the game’s release.
Of course, these game modes are either universally loved or hated depending on who you ask, but it was smart by Epic Games to concentrate on two specific game modes in the lead up to the Fortnite World Cup .
Since we have experienced two seasons since the Fortnite World Cup and two brand new game modes for competitive.
First, during Season X there was the introduction of the Fortnite Champion Series or FNCS.
During this season, we have showcased trios, this was the first time we witnessed teams of three in a competitive Fortnite setting and it was some of the best action we have watched amid the abysmal season.
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After Season X, we had some downtime in between trios and what was later to be revealed as squads for Chapter 2 Season 1’s FNCS .With it only just concluding two weeks ago, we got four weeks of non-stop team action across all regions.
This was similar to watching other Battle Royal esports such as Pubg and was the first time since the game’s release, that Epic Games used squads as a competitive format.
Now, famous Fortnite leaker @HYPEX has revealed some underlying message hidden in the Epic Games website that may or may not be the next game mode for the Fortnite World Cup 2020.There’s currently a World Cup Trios tag in epic games’ website, but we don’t know if it’s for next year or scrapped..Search for it in this page’s code: https://t.co/K0jhT8NZiK pic.twitter.com/M6rzEewLwC — HYPEX – Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) December 24, 2019 TRIOS
Whether or not this message in the Epic Games website is true is still up for debate.However, this the closest thing to an official announcement that we have for now.
We will have to wait and see if the Fortnite World Cup 2020 game mode is actually squads, be sure to bookmark this tab as we will update it when we get official confirmation! Who’s competing? Tfue!
Tfue – otherwise known as Turner Tenney – is a 22-year-old American gamer, who regularly streams on Twitch and uploads to YouTube.
EPIC! Tfue even has his own skin in the game!
To date, Tfue has 7.5 million subscribers on Twitc h and 11.5 million subscribers on Youtube , amassing over one billion views in the process.Mongraal! HOW OLD?! Mongraal is just 15 years old – the youngest Faze member.
Mongraal – or Kyle Jackson as he is otherwise known – is a member of the American esports team Faze Clan .
At just 15-years-old, Mongraal is the youngest of the Faze Clan members and will be looking to make a big impact at his the Fortnite World Cup this year.
His YouTube following currently stands at over two million subs, whilst he also regularly streams on Twitch.Bugha – last year’s Winner! LIGHTING FAST- Bugha has some of the best mechanics in the game!
Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is a 17-year-old Fortnite player from Pennsylvania who currently plays for Sentinels.
Bugha was a well-known player in the competitive scene before the Fortnite World Cup; however, after the event, his social media following his exploded into another stratosphere.
Averaging anywhere from 5,000-20,000 viewers on Twitch regularly, he is one of the biggest names in Fortnite at the moment.
Will it be cancelled?
Much is up in the air at the moment, due to the ongoing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
With government issued orders to clamp down on any mass gatherings, the Fortnite World Cup, which brought in over 19,000 fans over the three day event, is sure to be effected.
At this time, there is no formal announcement as to whether it will go ahead or not, with key players also staying quiet over Twitter.EMPTY SEATS: Fans will be hoping that the event goes ahead, but will it be safe to do so?
Trouble also seems probable as the potential millions of viewers watching online could run into difficulty doing so – now that the internet itself is taking a hammering from increased demand from those in lock-down..