Epic legal battle ahead.
The Fortnite festival that left parents and children wanting refunds is being sued by Fortnite creators Epic Games for using the name and imagery without permission.
The Festival promoted as ‘The Fortnite event of the year’ left many of their 2500 guest angry at long queues, underwhelming attractions and having to pay to play Fortnite. Tickets for the event were £12 and up to £20 each. Since the event took place hundreds of customers took to Facebook to demand their money back.
Epic Games has issued a claim against the organisers of the festival in London’s High Court.
The company behind the Fortnite Festival, Exciting Events, has now been forced to cease trading.
“These proceedings by Epic Games has had a catastrophic impact on the company’s ability to trade, which has forced Exciting Events Limited to cease all trading activities immediately and the director of Exciting Events will now seek to limit the losses to third parties as far as possible.”Shaun Lord, Exciting Events
Exciting Events has since removed upcoming Fortnite Events planned for Spalding and Newark from it’s website.