Coming off the success of the first World Cup, which was one of, if not the largest esports event of 2019; with a sold-out Arthur Ashe Stadium in NYC.
This stadium captivated the atmosphere of the World Cup perfectly, we can assume Epic Games is going to go all out once again this year.
So what are some possible venues for the 2020 Fortnite World Cup? Let's take a look at some options!
Arthur Ashe Stadium - NYC
THE BIG APPLE - Could we see a return to NYC?
- Capacity: 23,771
Why not start our list with a return to NYC? The Arthur Ashe stadium in NYC was seen by many as the perfect venue for the first Fortnite World Cup.
It was a packed house, and with the stage Epic Games built for the event, it sent roars throughout the stadium.
With a capacity of over 23,000 people perhaps this venue could be the home for the Fortnite World Cup for many years!
It is in a prime location after all being NYC, so do not doubt if we make a return to NYC sometime soon!
Dignity Health Sports Park - LA
GALAXY - This is the home of the MLS team LA Galaxy
- Capacity: 27,000
Choosing a venue in LA seems like the next best choice for Epic Games behind NYC again, and there are so many options to choose from.
One that stands out is Dignity Health Sports Park which is also the home of the LA Galaxy. With a capacity of just over 27,000 people, this can offer seats to more people than last year's World Cup as well.
However, we do not know how well the immersion of the event would be; due to the design of the stadium compared to the previous one. But, we know Epic Games could work some magic within this venue and it is an option!
The Forum - LA
BLOCK PARTY - Epic Games has experience using this venue, so could we see a return?
- Capacity: 17,505
The Forum in Inglewood California is one of the most well-known venues in the LA area; it is one full of history and memories for many people.
The Forum was the host venue for the Fortnite Summer Block Party a month before the World Cup.
This is where Epic Games hosted a Pro-Am and tested out the stage for the World Cup to see how it would work and twink out some kicks.
So, we know Epic has experience running operations in this venue and we have seen how loud and immersive it can get in there. Maybe we will see a return to The Forum and LA!
The O2 - UK
OVERSEAS - Could Fortnite head across the pound?
- Capacity: 20,000
Epic Games has never run an official Fortnite LAN outside of the USA; it has always been third party organizations doing so instead of Epic.
We can assume this is done, as their operations are based out of America, so it would have to be an event like the World Cup to warrant all the travel for staff and equipment.
If they chose to go overseas for this year's World Cup, The O2 stadium in the UK stands out as the front-runner for the host venue.
With a capacity of over 20,000 and an enclosed arena, it could offer some of the best crowd noise we have ever seen.