The Daily Moot: Fortnite World Cup CancelledNews Picks
1. Fortnite World Cup 2021 Cancelled
The 2021 edition of the Fortnite World Cup has been cancelled. In their statement Epic explained, “With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup.” Following the cancellation of this year’s event, this now means that back-to-back Fortnite World Cups have been cancelled. Despite Epic’s massive commitment to Fortnite esports, only the inaugural edition of the cup has actually come to fruition. Epic says they will continue to support competitive Fortnite via smaller online tournaments, particularly through a trios-focused Fortnite Champion Series.
2. WoW Classic Naxxramas Naxxramas has officially arrived in World of Warcraft Classic. Launching alongside the Scourge Invasion event, Naxxramas is an end-game raid designed to take up to 40 players and will provide some of the most challenging content in the game thus far. Aside from a well-prepared team, players will also need to be the max level of 60 in order to participate in the raid. You can check out the launch trailer for Naxxramas below.
3. BioWare Heads Leave It looks like BioWare is undergoing some pretty big personnel changes. Both Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah, 2 of the studio’s most tenured leaders, are leaving the company. Hudson was best known as the general manager for BioWare and had announced the highly-anticipated Mass Effect remaster just last month. Darrah served as the executive producer of Dragon Age and had been overseeing production of the next game in the series, which is set to be unveiled in June. It’s unclear if BioWare already has replacements in mind, but hopefully these departures won’t contribute to any issues or delays for the upcoming Mass Effect and Dragon Age games.
4. Rust Charity Drive Rust just wrapped up its Movember Moustache charity drive, raising funds for the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation focuses on men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and depression, and is well known for their annual awareness event which encourages people to grow moustaches during the month of November. In total, more than 20,000 Rust players purchased the in-game Movember Moustache cosmetic, raising over $80,000 for the Movember Foundation.
5. PAX 2021 PAX 2021 has officially been announced. The annual gaming convention is one of the biggest in the world, particularly for indie games, but much of this year’s event was disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. PAX organizers admit that their plans are “optimistic” but also said, “if COVID-19 remains a major barrier to safely gathering at one of our shows, we won’t do it or we will take it virtual.” As of right now, PAX East is set to begin on June 3, PAX West on September 3, and PAX Unplugged on December 10. PAX South will not be taking place next year and the dates for PAX Aus have not been announced yet.
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