Epic has been in the crosshairs of many people over the last few years, mainly due to the success of Fortnite. The game’s esports scene started as an unmitigated disaster, with cheating and connectivity issues abound. They were also one of many companies called out for their abusive labor practices. In addition, the launch of the Epic store ruffled many feathers in the gaming community.
Since then though, Epic has had three major turning points for it: the acquisition of Psyonix and Nate Nanzer to legitimize and bolster the esports scene, the success of the Epic Store and their stand for better revenue sharing for developers, and, now, in the wake of those abusive labor practices claims, they’ve awarded their entire Fortnite development staff a two week vacation from June 24th through July 8th. During that time, no official competitive tournaments will be run, although two content updates will drop like normal. In addition, Epic is looking to hire on 200 more staff to help distribute the workload that Fortnite generates.
Source: WRAL TechWire
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