Epic Games to hold anti-Apple Fortnite tournament

Epic Games has taken a swipe at Apple with the launch of a Fortnite tournament called the ‘#FreeFortnite Cup’, as the pair’s ongoing legal battle rolls on.

The tournament, taking place on Sunday 23 August, celebrates the final days that iOS users have to enjoy the game alongside everyone else and gives players the chance to win prizes which appear to mock Apple.

As of Thursday 27 August, players on iOS devices will be “left behind” in the previous season of the game, as everyone else proceeds onto Chapter 2 – Season 4. This is because of Apple’s decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store after Epic breached Apple’s policies by adding a direct payment system to the game, which, in turn, led to a lawsuit from Epic.

The #FreeFortnite Cup can be accessed via the ‘Compete’ tab once the event starts in the player’s region. Players will be able to win hardware prizes including an Alienware Gaming Laptop, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, OnePlus 8, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and Nintendo Switch. They can also get their hands on an in-game Apple parody outfit and a real-life #FreeFortnite hat.