The return to in-person competition is taking place this November.
Competitive Fortnite is returning to in-person events next month when the FNCS Invitational 2022 takes place. Set for between November 12-13, the tournament will be produced by BLAST and will be taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As noted in a press release, we're told that the tournament will have a $1 million prize pool and that this collaboration with BLAST is an extension of the prior year-long partnership that Epic Games and the tournament organiser signed in 2021.
"The return of in-person Fortnite events is a pivotal moment for the FNCS community and BLAST is hugely proud to be able to support in making this happen. Having the opportunity to deliver such a highly-anticipated event further strengthens our partnership with the Fortnite Competitive team," said Leo Matlock, MD for development at BLAST.
Matlock continued, "This partnership between BLAST and Fortnite Competitive has been built on bringing together first-class technology, industry-leading production and esports expertise. We're excited at the prospect of thousands of fans being able to experience Fortnite in-person again and can't wait to deliver an unforgettable two-day tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina in November."
We're told that the format and schedule for the Invitational will be shared soon, so keep an eye out for that.