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The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the video gaming industry, particularly the esports community. Things are beginning to transform, however, as the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines has prompted a rebirth of in-person events. Epic Games, the largest esports organization to date, has joined the movement to bring back in-person competitions. This November, the Fortnite Championship Series calls for an in-person tournament.

The event will take place on November 12 and 13 at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina, and will feature selected gamers from around the world competing for a $1,000,000 prize money. As the event’s date approaches, Epic Games will provide more details.

Just the top Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) Duos, out of each region would be selected to participate. They will probably want to get this done soon to give people time to get ready.

Even though Epic is undertaking this step to make Fortnite competitive again as an in-person event, they want to ensure that players’ health and safety will always come first. The FNCS Invitational 2022 could be delayed, moved, or canceled based on public health concerns and legal requirements.

Epic is also urging potential guests to begin preparing for their trip by obtaining any essential travel documentation, such as vaccination papers, passports, test plans, and other government-issued credentials. This they say will enable players to stay one step ahead of any issues and ensure that they can compete in the FNCS Invitational without any challenges.

Fortnite’s return to offline competitions is a positive indication for the esports community. Following the initial Fortnite World Cup in 2019, held in New York with a cash prize of $30 million, the game has had only online tournaments.

This insinuates it will require some time for Epic’s esports crew to get up to speed quickly. Although, the Invitational appears to be an excellent opportunity to evaluate Epic’s readiness.

As the tournament comes to a close, the fans expect additional information from the developers about FNCS 2022, as well as possible hints about the next Fortnite World Cup as worldwide bans are lifted.

Can the next Fortnite World Cup reach the heights of 2019?

In 2019, Epic Games’ first Fortnite World Cup Finals drew a live-streaming audience of over two million concurrent viewers. They watched a 16-year-old prodigy win the $3 million solo grand prize, the greatest cash reward for an individual esports champion.

Kyle Giersdorf, or “Bugha”, was declared the champion after easily defeating the competition. The game was hosted in Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York.

According to esports analyst Rod Breslau, who cites public data from the platforms, the live stream of the popular battle-royale finals had over two million simultaneous sessions on Twitch and YouTube alone.

The Fortnite World Cup Finals took place from July 26-28 and included the 100 best solo players and top 50 pair teams from all over the world competing for a total prize pool of $30 million. Each player was guaranteed at least $50,000 in prize money.

Harrison “Psalm” Chang took second place in the individual tournament, winning $1.8 million. He was followed by Epikwhale (an anonymous top Fortnite player) with $1.2 million and Nate “Kreo” Kou with $1.05 million.

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