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Epic announce $2 million Fortnite Champion Series Invitational

On the heels of the Travis Scott Astronomical event, Epic announce the $2 million Fortnite Champion Series Invitational tournament.

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On the heels of the Travis Scott Astronomical event, Epic announce the $2 million Fortnite Champion Series Invitational tournament.

Epic seized the spotlight, yet again, by announcing a new $2 million Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Invitational tournament following the massively-successful Astronomical event.

The tournament will begin on May 9 and last for three weeks. Epic will be inviting the top-200 players from each region and platform to compete, once again, for their share of $2 million.

  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 2 PC FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 2 Console/Mobile FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 1 FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Season X FNCS Finals
  • Up to 100 players invited directly by Epic

This is a solo tournament, so each member of the qualified duo teams will likely receive an invite. The 100 invited players will be interesting, as well. We may see people like Ninja, SypherPK, NickMercs, and other streamers who placed outside of the threshold participate in the tournament.

Epic is allowing other players to qualify for the event as well. Open qualifiers begin on May 2 for everyone in Champion League. The top 100 players from each region will earn a chance to compete against the best.

Schedule and scoring

The FNCS Invitational will have a new scoring system, according to Epic. This will be a high-scoring tournament, with placement and kill points substantially increased from other events.

Victory Royale: 33 Points
2nd: 26 Points
3rd: 22 Points
4th: 19 Points
5th: 17 Points
6th: 16 Points
7th: 15 Points
8th: 14 Points
9th: 13 Points 
10th: 12 Points
11th – 15th: 9 Points
16th – 20th: 7 Points
21st – 30th: 5 Points
31st – 40th: 3 Points
41st – 50th: 2 Points
51st – 75th: 1 Point

Each Elimination: 4 Points

It will be interesting to see whether or not this new scoring system will speed-up the game. You get a point with each placement in the top-ten, which is probably a good thing. Players won’t feel as ripped-off when they die outside of the placement thresholds, here.

You can take a look at the full schedule of the event, below.

FNCS Invitational: Open Qualifier – All Final Times Listed in Game

May 1: Open Qualifier Session 1 [Middle East]
May 2: Open Qualifier Session 2 [Middle East]
May 2: Open Qualifier Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 3: Open Qualifier Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

FNCS Invitational – All Final Times Listed in Game

May 8: Week 1 Session 1 [Middle East]
May 9: Week 1 Session 2 [Middle East]
May 9: Week 1 Qualifier Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 10: Week 1 Qualifier Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

May 15: Week 2 Session 1 [Middle East]
May 16: Week 2 Session 2 [Middle East]
May 16: Week 2 Qualifier Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 17: Week 2 Qualifier Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

May 22: Revert Round [Middle East]
May 22: Revert Round [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 22: Grand Finals Session 1 [Middle East]
May 23: Grand Finals Session 2 [Middle East]
May 23: Grand Finals Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 24: Grand Finals Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

Challenges

Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 Challenge guide

How to complete the Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges: Misty Meadows floating rings, Quinjet locations & more.

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Fortnite Season 4 released today, August 27. This also marks the beginning of the seasonal challenges that we can expect to release each Thursday. It may be a new season, but most of the challenges have remained similar. We’ll be searching chests, eliminating players, and collecting floating rings.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges:

  • Search Chests at Dirty Docks (7)
  • Eliminations at Holly Hedges (3)
  • Collect Floating Rings at Misty Meadows (4)
  • Eliminate Stark Robots at Quinjet Patrol landing sites (5)
  • Gas a vehicle up at Lazy Lake
  • Deal damage to opponents with Stark Industries Energy Rifles (1,000)
  • Eliminate Doctor Doom at Doom’s Domain (3): 50,000 XP
  • Deal damage to opponents at Craggy Cliffs (500)

Quinjet locations

Two of the Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges revolve around Quinjet Patrol Landing sites, so it’s helpful to know where to find them. The Quinjets spawn shortly after the Battle Bus takes off, but you need to wait a bit before they show up on the map.

Once you have a few games under your belt, however, you’ll know where they land. These ships will be in the same location in every match – distinguishable by a while marker on your map. Here are the locations of all four of them.

Collect Floating Rings at Misty Meadows

The floating rings challenges are back for Season 4. These are always a bit of a hassle when trying to finish the challenges as fast as possible, but they’re easy to complete once you know where to look.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows an easy route to collecting all of these rings in only one minute.

The rest of these challenges should be easy to finish within a few matches of mindful playing. Eliminating Doctor Doom three times might be a hassle – Doom’s Domain is a hotspot for activity – but you’ll be able to finish the challenge within a handful of drops. We’ll be back next week with another challenge guide, so stay tuned!

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First look at the Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass

Fortnite Season 4 is here. Take a look at the full Season 4 Battle Pass here.

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Today is the day! Fortnite Season 4 is here. With it, comes a brand new Battle Pass with new skins, gliders, emotes, loading screens, pickaxes, and more. As expected, almost all of these Battle Pass cosmetics relate to the Marvel crossover.

The servers are still down at the time of writing, but data miner Hypex was quick to leak all of the in-game cosmetics as soon as the Season 4 trailer finished playing. Speaking of that, you can take a look at the trailer below.

Again, we don’t have access to the full Fortnite Battle Pass just yet. For now, we’re going with the in-game leaks from ShiinaBR, m1fnbr, and Hypex.

We’ll make sure to update this post as soon as the servers open up and we’re able to capture the entire Battle Pass. Until then, this will have to do.

Update: ShiinaBR and m1fnbr have leaked the full Battle Pass. Here it is!

We’re excited to jump in and get our first win of the season. Speaking of that, we have a look at the new umbrella that we’ll get for winning. This is the best-looking one that we’ve seen in a while, in our opinion.

We’ll keep you posted with everything you need to know about the new Fortnite season, so make sure to stay tuned. Good luck to everyone grinding for their first win this morning!

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Streamer

Ewok signs an exclusive deal to return to Twitch

Fortnite streamer, Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler, is back where it all started: Twitch.TV.

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Shroud’s return to Twitch dominated the headlines in gaming, yesterday, as fans eagerly await the news of Ninja’s new platform. As this was happening, fellow Mixer refugee, Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler, announced that she would be returning to Twitch with an exclusive deal, as well.

The 14-year-old Fortnite streamer told ESPN, “I decided to return to Twitch because the platform has a vast network, and I had already established a community there before switching over to Mixer. It’s also the best platform for me to continue building my brand. I also miss Twitch Rivals and meeting people that have supported me since day one.”

Ewok has had a massive two years in gaming, from being discovered by some of the biggest streamers on the platform to being signed by FaZe Clan to signing an exclusive deal with Mixer – all in 2019. Now, she returns to where it all started: Twitch.TV.

The streamer also served as a huge inspiration to the deaf community, showing everyone that she was one of the best Fortnite players in the world – even without sound or verbal communications.

Ewok, like most of the streamers who signed exclusive deals, got the best of both worlds after the Mixer shutdown. On Twitch, she’ll undoubtedly continue to grow her community and viewership.

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