The organizers of Fortnite Live, a garbage dump fire of a show that drew nearly 3,000 people to an exhibition park in England, then disappointed them, is sued by Epic for using the name and images of the game without authorization.
To recap: The show, which cost the parents 12 to £ 20 ($ 15 to $ 25), offered some lame entertainment and a bank of pay computers for a free game. Fortnite.
He was trading entirely on the Fortnite mark, but had absolutely no permission to use it; a small disclaimer on the event's website (which is now out of service) has attempted to make this clear, but Epic, the creator and owner of the game, does not have one.
Epic Game spokesperson tells Kotaku that "the quality of our player experience is extremely important to us, whether inside the game or at official public events Fortnite Pro-Am. "
"Epic Games was in no way associated with the event that took place in Norwich and we filed an appeal against the organizers in front of the London High Court."
The legal action has prompted the company behind the show, Exciting Events, to cease operations. "Epic Games, the owners of Fortnite, have now forced the closure of two future Fortnite Live pre-booked events," Owner Shaun Lord wrote to the participants.
"These Epic Games procedures had a catastrophic impact on the company's ability to negotiate, forcing Exciting Events Limited to immediately cease all trading activities and the director of Exciting Events will now seek to limit as much as possible losses to third parties. . "