The best teams from around the world will battle it out in the first official Fortnite LAN since the World Cup!
In-person Fortnite competition came to a sudden halt when the COVID pandemic made large gatherings of all descriptions unsafe. Although esports matches, concerts, and other tournaments have since returned, Epic Games has been more cautious.
However, at the start of Sunday’s EU FNCS Finals broadcast, long-time hosts Zeke and Sundown made a big announcement. Fortnite is back on LAN!
The FNCS Invitational 2022 is scheduled for November 12-13 this year. It will take place at Epic headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A grand prize pool of $1,000,000 is up for grabs, split between a single Duos lobby. Plus, players finally get a chance to prove they can control their nerves in person.
Only the best FNCS duos from each region will be invited. They probably want to do this early so people have time to prepare, but he may still have a chance if he shows up in next season’s FNCS.
Epic added that any professional waiting for an invite should proactively order travel documentation such as passports, visas and vaccination cards as soon as possible to avoid problems later. You can view US travel requirements for non-US citizens here.
It’s worth noting that no spectator tickets were mentioned, suggesting there likely won’t be a live audience. More information will be released in the coming months.
While some fans were hoping for a World Cup announcement, this is still exciting news. The FNCS Invitational will not only be awesome to watch, but it’s a sign that bigger events could be in the works in the future.
Can not you wait until then? The DreamHack Fortnite Open LAN in Sweden is coming very soon!