The Fortnite Live event was considered a failure by many participants.
By Shabana Arif
The British company Exciting Events was "forced … to immediately stop any commercial activity" following an unsuccessful and unofficial event devoted to Fortnite in Norwich.
As reported by the BBC, Fortnite Live was touted as "the Fortnite event of the year", although it ended up upsetting parents who asked for refunds while they were not complying. this promise. The festival consisted of a participation fee of £ 12 ($ 16) fee, and an additional £ 20 bracelet ($ 26) for unlimited access to a single wall climbing tower for three people, a shooting stand at the venue. Bow for four people, four go-karts and other activities.
When addressing the Guardian, participants compared the attractions to "the kind of thing that you see at a school party". The photos of the event also show a "cave experience" that looked like a truck trailer "no bigger than a car, with a tunnel Visitors also had the opportunity to play the free game, but it would also have been a paying attraction.The festival attracted more than 3,000 participants.
Despite the negative press, Eurogamer announced that Exciting Events manager Shaun Lord said that "the vast majority of kids love Fornite Live Norwich" and that the company is still committed to holding two more Fortnite Live events, "even after national elections, advertising and personal abuses and threats suffered by the directors and the family of the company. "
Epic quickly made it known that he was not affiliated with the event, claiming that it would result in lawsuits.
"The quality of our player experience is extremely important to us, whether it's inside the game or at official public events like the Fortnite Pro-Am from last year," he said. said a spokesman for Epic Games. "Epic Games was in no way associated with the event, it took place in Norwich and we filed an appeal against the organizers in front of the London High Court."
In the face of legal action, Exciting Events announced that it had been forced to cease operations and complete two pre-booked Fortnite Live events. Its assets will be converted into cash and distributed among creditors and some customers who are still waiting for a refund.
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Shabana is an independent writer who loves JRPG, wine and not finishing games. To follow her Twitter and Instagram.