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Epic hosts FreeFortnite tournament: Win anything but Apple products

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 21 Aug 2020 5:27

Epic hosts FreeFortnite tournament: Win anything but Apple products

The fight between Epic Games and Apple has grabbed the headlines lately. And Epic is making sure that the legal case wont be forgotten.
Company is now launching a short, one-day tournament dubbed as #FreeFortnite. Prizes include "everything that is not made by Apple" and players using Apple products to play Fortnite aren't eligible to participate.



Prizes include OnePlus 8 phones, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X and Playstation 4 consoles and more. Furthermore, players can also win new skins to the Fortnite game - that obviously mock Apple and its products. Tournament will be held on 23rd of August, 2020.



Players using Apple products are also banned from next Fortnite season, starting on 24th of August, 2020. More info about the upcoming tournament can be found from Epic's website.

The reason behind these silly games between Apple and Epic is obviously money. Epic doesn't want to pay 30 percent cut to Apple whenever players purchase new add-ons to its games. Epic would have deep enough pockets to pay that cut, but company has turned the fight into something that it believes, is better for smaller game and app developers, who don't have the chance to fight against Apple and Google.

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