The creator behind the popular battle royale game, Fortnite, is suing organisers of a Fortnite event. The Fortnite event in question took place over the past weekend in Norfolk in the UK and was not an official event from Epic Games. People who paid to attend the Fortnite event were less than happy, due to long queues and lack of organisation and promised activities that didn’t take place, or were sub-standard. Many demanded a refund, which the organisers, Exciting Events, have promised will happen. But the organisers’ troubles don’t end with unhappy event-goers, as Epic Games is now taking them to court.
Epic Games is no stranger to being sued for Fortnite, specifically, all those dance moves. Now, the tables have turned as Epic Games has approached a high court in London to sue the organisers of the Fortnite event, which was called Fortnite Live.
Apparently, 2 800 people turned up to participated in the Fortnite event over the weekend. Many attendees were children accompanied by their parents. The drama started once attendees showed up for the event, as the queues were reportedly very long, some of the attractions weren’t up yet and it seems the activities were oversold in terms of their quality. For instance, there were only four spaces open for children to practice archery as well as only one climbing wall, which could hold three climbers at a time. This caused long queues to form and many attendees felt that the activities were not good enough to warrant the long waiting times.
Turns out, Epic Games weren’t involved in this Fortnite event and is not happy with what happened over the weekend.
The quality of our player experience is incredibly important to us, whether it’s inside the game or at official public events like last year’s Fortnite Pro-Am. Epic Games was not in any way associated with the event that took place in Norwich and we’ve issued a claim against the organisers in the high court of London.
The organisers of the unofficial and disastrous event have since then deleted the event’s Facebook page and have not commented on their impending legal drama with Epic Games.
A recent in-game event hosted by EDM DJ, Marshmello, was a lot more successful, with 10 million players turning up to experience the 10-minute in-game DJ set.