This past weekend, the Fortnite Champion Series Invitational Reboot Round and Grand Finals concluded. The elusive FNCS pickaxe has now changed hands in each region.
The solo competitors battled it out over a two-day tournament to grab their share of the $2,000,000 prize pool. Let’s take a look at where everyone landed when it was all said and done. All stats have been provided by KinchAnalytics.
FNCS Invitational EU results
The European region kicked-off the event, as usual, and saw Wave JannisZ taking home first place, followed by Wolfies and Aqua. The assumed number-one contender, BenjyFishy, had a rough tournament with only 74 points in 56th place – 30 placements below Mongraal, his duo partner.
Benjy had taken back-to-back qualification weeks in the EU region, but it wasn’t enough to take the whole tournament. “Didn’t play how i should of [sp] played over the 2 days, no excuses,” he wrote on Twitter. “Sorry to anyone who thought i was going to make the back to back to back first place. I will improve from this and be ready for the next event.”
FNCS Invitational NA-East results
The NA-East region has shown itself to be a safe haven for controller players. Three of the top six players were on a controller, including Furious, who won the region. Assault, a fellow controller player, came in second.
Other household names that finished within the top 15 include Khanada, Megga, Zayt, Unknown, Bizzle, and Avery.
FNCS Invitational NA-West results
On the opposite coast, 100 Thieves player, Arkhram, blew everyone away with 292 points and the win – over 70 points ahead of the second-place finisher in Daddy Rift.
Controller players made their mark on this region, as well, with Sake and hybrid player, EpikWhale, both finishing inside of the top 6.
FNCS Invitational Asia results
FNCS Invitational Brasil results
FNCS Invitational OCE results
FNCS Invitational ME results
You can take a look at all of the FNCS Grand FInals standings here. The next FNCS won’t kick off until Season 3 and after the supposed nerf to aim assist. We’ll see how much this nerf affects the top controller players in each region.
Fortnite Season 4 FNCS: dates, scoring, Twitch Drops & more
The Fortnite Season 4 FNCS is coming soon! Here’s everything you need to know.
The Fortnite Season 4 FNCS is right around the corner, which means players and fans are gearing up to see how the latest season of competitive Fortnite will shake out. Will the mythic items play as much of a role as they have in past seasons? Only time will tell.
We’re content to sit back and watch the action unfold in front of us. Ahead, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to enjoy the event along with us, including the scoring format, how to watch, how to earn Twitch Drops, and more.
Format & Scoring
The Format for the Season 4 FNCS will be Trios, which is the favorite mode of many of the top competitors. Some teams have already developed while others will undoubtedly make some last-minute adjustments.
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The point system has already been praised by a lot of the top pros in the Fortnite scene. All teams who place within the top half in each game will receive at least one point. They will gain another point for every placement position after that until they reach the top three, where the points go up a bit. Eliminations are also worth one point each and don’t have a cap.
- Victory Royale: 25 Points
- 2nd: 20 Points
- 3rd: 16 Points
- 4th: 14 Points
- 5th: 13 Points
- 6th: 12 Points
- 7th: 11 Points
- 8th: 10 Points
- 9th: 9 Points
- 10th: 8 Points
- 11th: 7 Points
- 12th: 6 Points
- 13th: 5 Points
- 14th 4 Points
- 15th: 3 Points
- 16th: 2 Points
- 17th: 1 Point
Each Elimination: 1 Point
The official Fortnite FNCS broadcasts will return for Fortnite Season 4, featuring some of our favorite personalities and broadcasters bringing us several days worth of content.
The FNCS begins on October 9 with the Open Qualification stages of the tournament, but the broadcasts will cover the second stages of qualifications on Saturday and Sunday.
This season, for the first time, Epic are breaking up the tournament into two days. This gives players a lot more rest in between their sessions. Here’s a list of the broadcast schedule for every Saturday and Sunday (all times are in EST):
- 1:00pm – Broadcast begins
- 1:15pm – Live EU coverage
- 5:15pm – Live NAE coverage
- 8:30pm – Approximate end
The finals will take place through October 29 – November 1. You can watch all of the action on the Fortnite YouTube or Twitch channels or on watch.fortnite.com.
Twitch drops are returning for this season, as well, which means the most rewarding way to watch the FNCS will be on Twitch. The drops will feature the same cosmetics as the ones from Season 3 – only this time in fuchsia rather than cyan. With the new customizable skins and back bling, these cosmetics are more valuable than ever.
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If you want to earn Twitch drops, the method is the same as it’s always been: you need to link your Epic and Twitch accounts to one another. It’s also important to note that you have to have linked your accounts within the last six months to receive Twitch Drops. If you linked your accounts over a year ago, you’ll have to do it again.
While watching one of the verified FNCS streams, you’ll see a prompt at the bottom of the video, telling you to link your account for Twitch Drops. All you need to do is click this link, sign in to your Epic account, and keep watching. Eventually, after watching for a bit, you’ll earn the in-game Fortnite cosmetics.
That should be everything that you need to know to enjoy the Fortnite Season 4 FNCS. Of course, we’ll update this post with any additional information or changes that come to light before the event starts on October 9.
We’ll be covering all of the qualifications, the finals, and everything in between here and on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, so make sure to follow us there to stay up to date with everything. Enjoy!
Avery, Arkham & Skqttles win Ninja Battles 4: full results
The last-minute trio of Skqttles, Arkham, Avery win Ninja Battles 4.
Ninja returned, exclusively, to Twitch and brought Ninja Battles with him. The six-week Trios Fortnite tournament series faced delay after delay, resulting in Week 4 taking place two seasons after Week 1. Funny enough, Ninja Battles has now spanned three seasons of Fortnite.
The tournament was entertaining, as usual, and continues to make the case for smaller-scale Fortnite tournaments – especially in a world where chest spawn rates are under 100%.
Ninja joined BallaTW and MonsterDFace on the broadcast this time around – another sign that he’s back into the Fortnite world. He might not be able to compete with this level of Fortnite player – there are only one or two “content creators” in the tournament – but he still has hundreds of hours of experience to draw from when discussing the game.
When it was all said and done, the trio of Avery, Arkham, and Skqttles won the competition with 65 points – only six points above Commandment, Cented, and Edgey. Bucke, Kreo, and Stretch came in third with 56 points. Interestingly, the second and third-place trios each won two of the five games in the tournament.
As we learned in the postgame interview, the winning trio was patched together at the last minute – even bringing in Arkham from NA-West, who tweeted that he won the tournament on 80 Ping.
Here’s a look at the rest of the standings outside of the top five:
6. Zyfa, Nosh, Clix
7. Megga, Bizzle, Dubs
8. Scoped, Ceice, Blake
9. Jayth, Crunchy, Whofishy
10. YungCalc, Mackwood, ZexRow
11. UnknownxArmy, Zayt, Saf
12. Coop, Ajerss, Haz
13. Av, Shark, Knight
14. Nate Hill, Funk, Tragix
15. Aspect, Npen, Xoonies
16. NickEh30, Punisher, Replays
17. Bugha, Chap, Jamper
18. EmadGG, Slackes, Acorn
19. MrSavage, LeTsHe, benjyfishy
20. JaredFPS, Tilt, Thiefs
One of the biggest surprises in the tournament was the established trio of Chap, Bugha, and Jamper only walking away with 17th place, behind NickEh30’s trio that started the tournament with two back-to-back 0-point games. The latter team took two early-game fights with Scoped & crew before wisely backing off and changing their drop spot.
Although MrSavage and the EU boys placed in 19th, they had one impressive off-ping squad-wipe of Unknown, Saf, and Zayt in Doom’s Domain.
Ninja Battles continues to be, in our opinion, the most entertaining version of competitive Fortnite. Epic appear to be married to the 100-player Battle Royale format, but 60 players feels like the perfect spot for this game. It’s easier to follow the storylines, keep track of all of the action, and more than anything, it drastically improves the performance of the game.
With any luck, Ninja Battles 5 will avoid delays and take place next week. Whenever the next Fortnite tournament takes place, we’ll be covering it here and live-tweeting it over on @FortniteINTEL, so follow us there.
DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite September results
Alliege, Marz, and Teeq take home first place in each region for the DreamHack Open Fortnite September tournament.
The DreamHack Open September Fortnite tournament is in the books with Alliege, Marz, and Teeq taking home the victory in each region. The NA-East and EU stages of the competition took place over the weekend with NA-West wrapping-up on the 13th.
The tournament saw some rising stars along with some returning champions place at the top of the heap. Here’s a look at the full results for each region.
NA-West DreamHack Open results
The NA-West region was the first to finish the DreamHack September tournament on the 13th. After several qualifications and lackluster placements, Alliege put it all together and won the tournament. He was followed by 5G Nach and one of the most dominant players in the region, Arkham.
Several NA-East players went off-ping to place highly on NA-West. Dubs came in at 8 and Jamper placed 11 – padding his purse for the event. Other noteworthy finishes include Cented at 6, Lanjok at 9, and Whofishy at 12.
NA-East DreamHack Open results
A rising star in the Fortnite scene, Marzz_OW, took home first place in the NA-East region with 293 points. The win was a long time coming for Marz, who has been grinding competitive Fortnite since the early days. It’s good to see him take the win.
Behind Marz was, unsurprisingly, Bugha. Bugha remains one of the best solo Fortnite players in any region – continuing to prove himself tournament after tournament. A portion of the competitive Fortnite fanbase likes to pretend that Bugha is “washed,” but the pro constantly proves that his World Cup win was anything but a fluke.
Other noteworthy finished include MackWood at 7, Jamper at 8, Slackes at 11, Zexrow at 17, Unknown at 21, and Bizzle at 22.
European DreamHack Open results
Teeq proves that he’s one of the most dominant Fortnite players in EU with yet another DreamHack Open win. He took home the DreamHack July competition as well and adds a September victory to his portfolio.
Znappy and Verox had identical statistics in second and third place, but Znappy won the tiebreaker. Some noteworthy players who finished outside of the top 15 include Th0masHD at 17 and BenjyFishy at 18.
Next up for competitive Fortnite will be the FNCS Trios, which should begin within the next couple of weeks. After that will be another DreamHack Solo tournament in October.
In the meantime, competitive Fortnite fans can wet their appetite with Ninja Battles, region-locked Cash Cups, and daily pro scrimmages streamed on Twitch.
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