Professional Fortnite players have been twiddling their thumbs in recent weeks while waiting for some form of announcement from Epic about what will be happening competitively in Chapter 2: Season 2.
With no official Epic-sponsored competitions like the Championship Series in place for Season 2, no details about this year’s Fortnite World Cup, and no Cash Cups since the end of January, pros were starting to become desperate for some form of news. However, the competitive Fortnite team has eased their minds with an announcement, saying that “cash prized competitions” are being put on hold while Epic “address performance issues” that have arisen since the latest season dropped.
While the announcement was likely not what most in the Fortnite esports community had hoped for, many pros – such as reigning World Cup Solos champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney – were thankful for the communication and were glad that server issues were being addressed.
— Tfue (@TTfue) March 2, 2020
While LAN events like DreamHack Anaheim – which was won by 15-year-old Martin ‘MrSavage’ Foss Anderson on his competitive debut for 100 Thieves – have given competitive Fortnite fans something to sink their teeth into throughout February, the scene has been very dry compared to other months, which often have at least one kind of competitive tournament a week.
This time last year, information about the 2019 Fortnite World Cup had already been disclosed. However, it seems that getting the game to a good standard is the priority before Epic reveals details about the second iteration of the tournament, which was one of the year’s most watched esports events and offered a prize pool of $30 million.