#FreeFortnite Cup: Epic Games to hold anti-Apple Fortnite tournament amid App store ban and lawsuit

Epic Games have launched a Fortnite tournament called the #FreeFortnite cup in a targeted dig at Apple.

The move comes amid an ongoing legal battle between Epic and Apple, following Fortnite‘s ban from the App Store.

The tournament will take place on Sunday 23 August, and will see players across all platforms compete to win prizes which seem to mock Apple.

Last week, Epic added a new direct payment system to Fortnite, contravening Apple’s policies. Apple removed Fortnite from its App Store the same day, which prompted a lawsuit by Epic.

Fortnite also released a parody video which likened Apple’s business practices to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, invoking the famous Apple advertisement from 1984.