Across social media this week you would have seen reports and images of a Fortnite Live Event staged in Norwich UK. If you have seen these reports you will already know the event, staged by Exciting Events, was little more than a back garden birthday bash in reality, although parents and avid Fortnite gamers were charged premium rates for tickets for a Fortnite experience when all they got was a bouncy castle, a trailer cave experience and a climbing wall.
Now having had Fortnite on in my house constantly for the last few months thanks to my son, I don’t really see what those attractions had to do with Fortnite but I do have a feeling it was more to do with the money making side of things to be fair.
Now unfortunately for Exciting Events, Epic Games has now heard of the unsanctioned event and aren’t very happy at all, in a statement to Eurogamer they said;
“Epic Games was not in anyway associated with the event that took place in Norwich and we have issued a claim against the organisers at the High Court of London”
Now details of what the claim entails are as yet unknown but with Epic not sounding very happy at the potential damage it may have caused to the Fortnite brand, it can’t be good news for the event company.
Following on from that another statement to Eurogamer came from the director Exciting Events who staged the event to defend the company and event, see below;
“I would love it to be an annual thing. Those people who didn’t get value for money on activities we have got to make that better next year. It is highlighted to us now that we didn’t have enough of that”
Now talk of an annual event may be slightly premature we will have to see how this pans out.
Did you go to the event? If so, what were you thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.