Organisers of a computer gaming festival in Norwich described as a 'shambles' by some of those attending has been forced to cancel future events after 'personal abuse and threats'
'Fortnite Live' at the Royal Norfolk Showground was billed as a "fun-filled" event by organisers, with attractions such as an outdoor climbing wall and archery.
However, some guests were left disappointed by what was on offer on and many furious parents demanded refunds.
In an email to ticket-holders, Exciting Events Limited said it was ceasing all trading activities. It is reported that the owners of the Fortnite computer game, Epic Games, were taking legal action.
Two events in Spalding and Newark in March and April have been cancelled.
In the email to ticket-holders, the company says its assets are being turned into cash to provide refunds but only once creditors like the HMRC have been paid.
Exciting Events admitted there were longer than expected entrance queues on the first day of the Norwich event but drafted in more staff for the second day.
"The vast majority of children loved Fortnite Live Norwich. "Focusing on this fact, Exciting Events were still committed to hosting the two future Fortnite Live events, even after all of the national publicity and personal abuse and threats experienced by the directors and family of the business.
The email to ticket-holders went on to say: "It’s such a shame the media didn’t cover the main High Tech Gaming area featuring 72 Consoles, extremely popular Live Streaming Hotseat, on-stage challenges, VR Station, or the Retro Gaming Arcade using the latest technology introducing our younger Fortnite fans to the ever popular Retro games of their parents childhood!"