Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

published 04.06.2020 01:20

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The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.

Activision said that the Call of Duty League family plans to pay tribute to Floyd (a black man who was suffocated on video by a white Minneapolis police officer, igniting more than a week of unrest) and dedicate the Home Series to supporting the fight for social justice and the rights of black and minority communities, as well as organizations assisting with rebuilding efforts, both in Minneapolis and nationwide.

Meanwhile, the Call of Duty League, which is the global esports league for the popular video game, said it would reschedule this weekend’s Call of Duty League Minnesota Røkkr Home Series to June 12 through 14.

On the other hand, it’s a signal that the unrest in the U.S. related to Black Lives Matter and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is having an impact beyond nine days of protests.

Epic Games postponed the launch of Season 3 of its wildly popular Fortnite battle royale game, which has more than 350 million registered players, due to the protests related to the killing of a black man by a white police officer.