Epic Games Sues Organizers Behind Botched Fortnite Event

Epic Games Wasn’t Associated With Last Week’s Fortnite Live Event, Says Spokesperson

An unofficial Fortnite Live event that occurred last Saturday in the UK turned out to be a disaster and Epic Games announced on Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against the event’s organizers.


“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,” an Epic Games spokesperson reportedly said. “Epic Games was not in any way associated with the event that took place in Norwich and we’ve issued a claim against the organizers in the high court of London.”

Exciting Events, the company behind the failed Fortnite event, said that due to the lawsuit it has been “forced… to cease all trading activities immediately”.

Shaun Lord, the owner of Exciting Events, claimed that many of the children who attended the event “loved” it but “the media frenzy” caused Epic Games to close down two pre-booked Fortnite Live events that his company had planned.


“These proceedings by Epic Games has had a catastrophic impact on the company’s ability to trade, which has forced Exciting Events Limited to cease all trading activities immediately and the director of Exciting Events will now seek to limit the losses to third parties as far as possible,” Lord said in a statement.

It is currently unclear at this time if Epic Games will continue with its lawsuit so COGconnected has contacted the company for a statement about this recent development.

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