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Fortnite creators Epic Games sue The Fortnite Live Show after Norfolk event

The company behind Fortnight is suing the organisers of a live event based on the video game.

The Fortnite Live Show, organised by Exciting Events, was criticised by festival-goers at the Norfolk Showground at the weekend as a complete disaster.

Angry people have hit out at the event, which was due at the Newark Showground in April, with grumbles about long queues and “underwhelming” attractions.

Newark Showground. (7349516)
Newark Showground. (7349516)

Now Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, has confirmed it will be suing the events company.

Newark Showground released a statement saying: “With the organiser Exciting Events Ltdceasing trading on February 19, Newark Showground confirms the Fortnite Live provisionally scheduled for April had not been contracted and will not take place at our venue.”

Sammy Spindley, of Newark, said she booked tickets to the Spalding event as a Christmas present to her children.

“I booked it for my two sons and two adults, so I spent a lot of money,” she said.

“They were really looking forward to this event and when I received the email yesterday and told them they were really upset.”

Shaun Lord, the owner of the Spalding-based events company said that those who had bought tickets for the Newark and Spalding events would be refunded.

In a statement Mr Lord said: Fortnite Live has always been an unofficial event created by Fortnite fans.

“These proceedings by Epic Games 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.”

Have you been affected by the cancellation? If so, contact c.thompson@newarkadvertiser.co.uk

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