The Fortnite Champion Series Qualifiers have wrapped up and we have our finalists. 400 players from NA-East, West, and EU will be competing to earn a piece of the hefty prize pool that has first place walking away with $80,000.
Ahead, we’ll give you all of the information you need including how to watch, the schedule, the format, Twitch Drops, and more.
As most of you already know, this is a solo competition. The format for the finals will be the same as they were for all of the qualifiers. This tournament features evenly-distributed placement points along with a cap for 20 elmination points per match.
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The FNCS tends to reward placement points over eliminations. Yes, getting five eliminations is the same as placing in the top 25, but you’re risking a lot when you push five of the best players in the game. It’s a lot safer to sit in a box, rotate, and hope for placement points.
We’ll see how all of this shakes out when the event begins. The finals are always a bit different than the qualifiers in terms of how people play. Here’s a complete look at the scoring format for the Season 3 FNCS finals.
There are four heats in each of the three major regions of NA East, NA West, and EU. Oceana, Asia, Brazil, and Middle East only have half of the competitors and half the number of heats.
With each heat in every region containing 100 players, it would be too much for us to list here. You can take a look at all of the heats on the official Fortnite website by clicking here.
Schedule & viewing guide
The schedule for the event similar across all three of the major regions, with some alterations to ensure that they overlap as infrequently as possible.
We don’t have the entire broadcast schedule right now, but we have to imagine that these won’t all be covered. If they were, the broadcasting team would be at it from 9 AM to 11PM EST Friday and Saturday with non-stop action.
We’ll update you when Epic announce the complete schedule, but we also have a Twitch stream embedded at the bottom of this section.
- Heat 1: Friday 3-6 PM CEST
- Heat 2: Friday 7-10 PM CEST
- Heat 3: Saturday 3-6 PM CEST
- Heat 4: Saturday 7-10 PM CEST
- Grand Finals: Sunday 7-10 PM CEST
- Heat 1: Friday 1-4 PM EST
- Heat 2: Friday 5-8 PM EST
- Heat 3: Saturday 1-4 PM EST
- Heat 4: Saturday 5-8 PM EST
- Grand Finals: Sunday 5-8 PM EST
- Heat 1: Friday 1-4 PM PT
- Heat 2: Friday 5-8 PM PT
- Heat 3: Saturday 1-4 PM PT
- Heat 4: Saturday 5-8 PM PT
- Grand Finals: Sunday 5-8 PM PT
We mentioned this in our original viewing guide, but it bears repeating. All authorized streamers will be offering Twitch drops to their viewers. This means that viewers of the FNCS finals have a chance to earn an emote, spray, and back bling.
Epic made it very easy to apply for Twitch drops as a streamer, so nearly every player who streams the finals – or hosts a viewing party – should have Twitch Drops enabled.
To be eligible for the drops, you need to link your Epic and Twitch accounts. It’s very simple to do so, and you can get started by clicking here.
It’s important to note that you must have linked you Twitch and Epic accounts within the past six months to be eligible for drops. If you linked them more than six months ago, you should go back and do it again.
There you have it: everything you need to know about the Season 3 FNCS. It will be a jam-packed weekend for competitive Fortnite fans. We’ll be keeping you posted throughout the event, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
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