The Daily Moot: Fortnite World Cup CancelledNews Picks
1. Fortnite World Cup Cancelled
The Fortnite World Cup has been cancelled. Announced via the Competitive Fortnite Twitter account, due to the inability to hold physical events and the “limitations of cross region online competition, there will not be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020.” Even though the Fortnite World Cup may be cancelled, Epic Games confirmed that they will still be hosting Cash Cups and that the Fortnite Champion Series would be returning. The first competition for the Fortnite Champion Series will begin tomorrow at 10am PT and will be broadcast on Fortnite’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.
2. Valorant Ranked Play Valorant ranked play is now here. The competitive game mode is already live in North America with Europe soon to follow. While players are now free to jump in and begin climbing the ranks, Riot has warned that the system may be shut down if any strange bugs are to arise. It should also be noted that all of your ranked progress will be reset when the game leaves beta and gets its official launch this summer.
3. Epic Freebies The latest week of freebies from Epic Games is here. This week’s free games are Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first-person survival horror game, and Crashlands, an action-adventure RPG. You can claim your free games directly from the Epic Games Store. As long as you claim your copies before May 7, you’ll be able to keep the games forever.
4. New Battlefield Game Electronic Arts has announced that they will be releasing a new Battlefield game next year. While they didn’t share whether the next game would be Battlefield 6 or Battlefield 2, the publisher did confirm that developer DICE is working hard and is “focused on the future of Battlefield.” It seems that the production and the development teams are both aiming to make a strong first impression once the new generation of consoles comes out. We’ll have to see if their hard work pays off.
5. Legends of Runeterra Launch Legends of Runeterra has officially launched. After spending a couple of months in open beta, Riot’s free-to-play digital card game is now live. Along with its official release comes the game’s first expansion: Rising Tides. The new expansion is a massive one, introducing more than 120 new cards and 11 new champions to the game. Riot Games has had a lot on their plate lately; which of their new games is your favorite?