Epic Games has announced that it will conduct an in-person Fortnite competition in November, which will be the company’s first significant in-person competitive Fortnite event since the Fortnite World Cup in 2019.
The FNCS Invitational 2022 will take place in the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina on November 12th and 13th. “A selection of elite FNCS Duos from across the world will be invited to play in a single lobby for a portion of a $1,000,000 prize pool,” Epic stated in a blog post credited to “The Fortnite Team.”
However, the business emphasizes that player health and safety are “the number one priority for organizing any in-person event,” and cautions that if “public health trends alter or area laws or guidelines move at any time this year,” it may be forced to delay the event.
Epic has yet to confirm whether or not a Fortnite World Cup will be held in 2023. The first and only Fortnite World Cup, which took place in 2019, was a three-day spectacle with a $30 million prize pool. However, Epic announced that the World Cup would be held in April 2020 because to the COVID-19 epidemic, and that there would be no World Cup in 2021 at the conclusion of that year. Epic has continued to conduct Fortnite events online, but the FNCS Invitational 2022 appears to signal that the company is interested in hosting in-person tournaments once more.
Fortnite’s current season is coming to a conclusion, and on June 4th, the game will host a major in-game event.