Epic launches “Free Fortnite” tournament in the middle of the App Store brawl

Epic Games is making sure to capitalize on the quarrel with Apple and is now organizing the gaming tournament “Free Fortnite Cup” starting on 23 August.

“These are the last days that the entire Fortnite community can play together. Apple has blocked Fortnite from the App Store, preventing players from updating to new versions,” Epic Games said in a press release. Apple Insider.

IOS players will then be left behind for the rest of the player base in connection with Fortnite starting its new season on August 27.

The Free Fortnite tournament itself is about trying to earn as many points as possible in four hours or in up to twelve solo matches.

During the tournament, players have the opportunity to win various prizes, such as the “Tart Tycoon” skin, which is a parody of Apple CEO Tim Cook. There are also physical prizes such as 20,000 Free Fortnite caps (designed as a parody of Apple’s Think Different campaign with the silhouette of Fortnite’s llamas instead of Apple’s logo) and various non-Apple gaming hardware, such as Alienware laptops. , Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Oneplus 8, Playstation 4 Pro, Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch.

Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic circumvented the App Store rules. Epic then filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing Apple of having a monopoly on the distribution of software on iOS and the sale of digital goods on the same platform.

Google has also removed Fortnite from its Play Store and Epic Games has sued them for the same reasons.

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