Epic has decided to pull the plug on this year's big event, but hopes to return next year. Meanwhile, online play will continue.
Epic Games has taken the decision to cancel this year's Fortnite World Cup, but has confirmed its commitment to continue with competitive Fortnite online, as it looks to find new ways to engage with the community.
"For the rest of 2020, all Fortnite competitions will be held online. Due to the limitations of cross region online competition, there will not be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020," it was announced over on Twitter.
"We don't know when a return to large, global, in-person events will be practical, but we're hopeful to be able to put on some form of Fortnite World Cup in 2021. In the meantime we have more info about online events with FNCS, Cash Cups, 3rd Party Events and Broadcasts."
The thread outlines in more detail the publisher's commitment to competitive Fortnite and its plans moving forward, but with coronavirus pandemic far from over, it's impossible to say how any of this will work out in the long term.
The decision by Epic follows a similar move by Valve, which this week cancelled The Invitational.