Streamers, professional gamers, and hopeful followers have all been criticizing Epic Games for his or her scheduling battle with the World Cup qualifiers and the celeb pro-am. Epic has responded and adjusted the date of the qualifiers.
Scheduling round aggressive occasions has by no means been a powerful level for Epic Games. Any fan Fortnite will bear in mind the Infinity Blade debacle, the place Epic added the game-breaking weapon to all modes proper earlier than a match qualifier.
It should not be an excessive amount of of a shock, then, to study that Epic had scheduled the final week of World Cup duo qualifiers for a similar weekend because the Summer Block Party and the Celebrity Pro-Am.
Several high-profile streamers like Ninja and Cloakzy have been criticizing Epic Games for his or her poor scheduling in the course of the finish of the World Cup qualifiers. Ninja went as far as to say he was attempting to get out of the Pro-Am throughout certainly one of his streams.
Not solely would professional gamers attending the occasion be put at a drawback, however high-level gamers at house would not be capable of benefit from the celeb Pro-Am.
+1 from me
— Aydan, Taker of Walls (@aydan) June 3, 2019
Thankfully, Epic responded in a publish on the Competitive Fortnite subreddit, guaranteeing the group that they heard their suggestions and can reschedule week 10. As an added bonus, they doubled the prize pool to $2,000,000 in week 9 and 10.
“Hey Fortnite World Cup Competitors,
We are rescheduling the Week 10 Fortnite World Cup Online Open.
The Semi-Finals will now happen on Thursday, June 20th. The Finals will happen on Friday, June 21st. The begin time for every area will start one hour later than the common scheduled tournaments of earlier weeks. You can anticipate to see the brand new dates and instances listed within the recreation later this week.
We can even be doubling the prize pool for Week 9 and Week 10, for a brand new whole of $2,000,000 for every match. The schedule and timing for Week 9 will stay the identical.
Remember that is your final probability to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York City. Best of luck!”
This was an issue from Epic on two fronts, so it is not too shocking that they finally made the change. The gamers taking part within the Pro-Am weren’t completely satisfied, and viewership would undergo if the qualifiers and Pro-Am have been competing for eyeballs.
The Summer Block Party stays unchanged, and you may nonetheless buy tickets for the occasion right here.
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