Epic Games Sues Fortnite Live Festival Organisers

By Rebecca Smith, 1 month ago
Yesterday we reported on the rather disastrous Fortnite Live festival that took place in Norwich, UK, over the weekend. With staffing problems leading to long queues, inappropriate merchandise, and very few Fortnite activities, many parents were left feeling very angry while many kids were bored and disappointed. Two more events were due to run in March and April respectively, but the likelihood of those taking place was already looking slim. Now that likelihood has turned to miniscule seeing as the game's developer, Epic Games, has begun legal proceedings against the event's organisers, the inappropriately-named Exciting Events.

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Yesterday, the developer sought to distance themselves from the event, merely stating they didn't authorise the event, nor were they associated with it in any way. Today, in a statement provided to Eurogamer, they've gone a step further:

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.
There are no details on what the claim is seeking to achieve, but Epic isn't known for their love of bad publicity, or any publicity really that isn't of their making, so they were never going to allow Exciting Events to potentially tarnish their property any further. Hopefully those who have purchased tickets to the other events will be able to get their money back.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.