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Official Fortnite Champion Series Season 10 Format, Schedule, & Prizing announced

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Epic Games has released fully detailed rules for the upcoming Fortnite Champion Series for Season X including prizing, formats, and schedules.

At the Fortnite World Cup Finals, Epic Games teased the competitive community with a sneak peek of the future. The Fortnite Champion Series was announced with limited details and promise of making each match matter.

Now, the studio has released a massive ruleset for the Champion Series which details absolutely everything about the upcoming tournaments. Time to dive in and see what Epic’s been up to on the esports side of things.

Fortnite Champions Series General Rules

Official FCS art – via Epic Games

Epic posted the rules on the official Fortnite site in the their usual fashion. It begins with simple legal information about the admittance of competitors, enforcement of rules, fair play, and Epic’s rights to amend the rules whenever they please. Pretty straight forward stuff.

Then we start getting to the good stuff. The post reiterates the Season X Arena ranking system. The Hype points spread and amount of ‘Leagues’ was changed to expand competitive readiness and allow for bigger gaps between player skill levels.

  • Open League – Division I – 0-499 Hype
  • Open League – Division II – 500-999 Hype
  • Open League – Division II – 1000-1499 Hype
  • Open League – Division IV – 1500-1999 Hype
  • Contender League – Division I – 2000-2999 Hype
  • Contender League – Division II – 3000-4499 Hype
  • Contender League – Division II – 4500-6499 Hype
  • Champion League – Division I – 6500-9999 Hype
  • Champion League – Division II – 10000-13999 Hype
  • Champion League – Division III – 14000+ Hype

After this, the document continues with breakdowns of competition definitions for legal purposes.

Fortnite Champion Series Schedule

Will Epic Games truly keep the BRUTE in play?

The Fortnite Champion Series, according to the post, will be a weekly event played over the course of two days.

Instead of the typical two-tiered event system featuring a open tourney & a Finals, Epic has opted in for a triple-tiered tournament format. Details on the format come later in the blog.

The current schedule for the weekly tournaments is as follows (times will be listed in-game at a future date):

  • Week 1 – August 17/18
  • Week 2 – August 24/25
  • Week 3 – August 31/September 1
  • Week 4 – September 7/8
  • Week 5 – September 14/15

Fortnite Champion Series will also features a Finals event that will be played after the conclusion of the main series events.

  • Heat 1 Group Stage – September 20
  • Heat 2 Group Stage – September 20
  • Heat 3 Group Stage – September 21 (NAE, NAW, EU, BR only)
  • Heat 4 Group Stage – September 21 (NAE, NAW, EU, BR only)
  • Champion Series Grand Finals – September 22

Fortnite Champion Series Format & Scoring

Trios Only!

In order to play in the Champion Series, you must reach Champion League – Division I or higher. The playlist will remain locked until you do so. The entirety of the Series is a Trios event.

The formats for gameplay are different depending on whether you are playing in the weekly events or the Season Finals.

Weekly Round Gameplay Format

This format will be familar to anybody who played or watched the Online Opens leading to the World Cup Finals. Epic is using the same exact system here.

Players will have a 3 hour window to player a maximum of 10 games. This system unfortunately led to problems as teams could not finish all games in time. We expect the same issues to persist going forward.

Round 1 through 3 each week are all played in this manner. Advancement between rounds in based on the Series Points laid out by Epic Games.

  • Round 1 to Round 2 – Top 1000 (EU, NAE, NAW, BR), Top 500 (Asia, ME, OCE)
  • Round 2 to Round 3 – Top 150 (All Regions)

Trios will earn Series Points based upon their final placement after the weekly tourney is concluded.

1st Place500 Series Points
2nd Place450 Series Points
3rd Place400 Series Points
4th Place375 Series Points
5th Place350 Series Points
6th Place 300 Series Points
7th Place275 Series Points
8th Place250 Series Points
9th Place225 Series Points
10th Place200 Series Points
11th-25th Place175 Series Points
26th-50th Place150 Series Points
51st-100th Place125 Series Points
101st-150th Place100 Series Points
151st-500th Place75 Series Points
501st-1000th Place50 Series Points
1001st-2000th Place40 Series Points
2001st-3000th Place30 Series Points
3001st-5000th Place20 Series Points
5001st-10000th Place10 Series Points
10001st-25000th Place5 Series Points
25001st-50000th Place3 Series Points
50001st-100000th Place1 Series Points

Season Finals Group Stage Format

Teams can move onto the Season Finals Group Stages by placing well within the Series Points leaders. Top teams from each week as well as teams with high cumulative Series point can win entry.

The Group Stage ‘heats’ feature a different ruleset. Teams will have 3 hour window again, but scheduled matches start once every 30 minutes. Players can only play maximum of SIX matches.

NAE, NAW, EU, and BR

  • Week 1: Top 8 teams in each region
  • Week 2: Top 8 teams in each region
  • Week 3: Top 8 teams in each region
  • Week 4: Top 8 teams in each region
  • Week 5: Top 8 teams in each region
  • Cumulative Series Points: Top 92 teams in each region, not already qualified.
    TOTAL: 132 teams

Asia, OCE, and ME

  • Week 1: Top 4 teams in each region
  • Week 2: Top 4 teams in each region
  • Week 3: Top 4 teams in each region
  • Week 4: Top 4 teams in each region
  • Week 5: Top 4 teams in each region
  • Cumulative Series Points: Top 46 teams in each region, not already qualified.
    TOTAL: 66 teams

Champion Series Grand Finals

In order to qualify for the Grand Finals (which have the same gameplay format as the Group Stages), teams will have to place well within a heat. No cumulative points here!

Europe, NAE, NAW, and BR

  • Heat 1: 8 teams in each region
  • Heat 2: 8 teams in each region
  • Heat 3: 8 teams in each region
  • Heat 4: 8 teams in each region
    TOTAL: 32 teams in each region

Asia, OCE, and Middle East

  • Heat 1: 16 teams in each region
  • Heat 2: 16 teams in each region
    TOTAL: 32 teams in each region

Fortnite Champion Series Prizing

Epic Games also fully detailed the prizing of the overall competition. Each region has its own prize pool and differing amounts given to each winner. 132nd place in the lowest place to receive prize money.

Epic Game ends the blog post with a long text of legal assurances and descriptions to help players with payment in case they win. You can view the entirety of the text on the official Fortnite website: Champion Series Season X Official Rules.

The system looks legitimately interesting and we’re exciting to see how well the Champion Series will play out. While we are concerned due to the BRUTE and other ever-changing features, Epic Games seems to have a want to push Fortnite esports into the next stage.

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The Fortnite rivalry between Tfue and Ninja continues as they face each other in Season 3

After taking long breaks from Fortnite, both Tfue and Ninja are back in Chapter 3. Here’s how their latest in-game encounter went.

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Fortnite streamers Ninja and Tfue

Fans worldwide always appreciate it when the likes of Ninja and Tfue face other, especially in Fortnite. The game seems to have caught a second wind in Chapter 3 as the biggest streamers are back at playing it.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Tfue and Ninja are two of the most popular Fortnite streamers ever. Despite quitting the game temporarily, they’re still associated with it.

It is no surprise that Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins are also two of the most skilled players in history. Accordingly, it is invariably nerve-wracking when they take on each other in multiplayer titles.

Ninja finally takes revenge against Tfue in Fortnite

Even though Ninja has thrashed countless Fortnite players over the years, he hasn’t been equally dominant against Tfue. So much so that the Turner has defeated him five times in their seven encounters so far.

However, Ninja and Tfue found each other in Greasy Grove during a Solos match recently. Considering their experience and expertise, it is natural for them to be placed in a lobby together.

Ninja entered the location on a Wolf while Tfue was already there looting. Turner was low on health with just 12 HP, 50 Shield, and 50 Overshield. On the flip side, Blevins was maxed out on shields as well as health.

True to his nature, Tfue didn’t waste a second and instantly took shots when he spotted Ninja. This could have been a wise decision against any other player, but Blevins was quick enough to take cover and land three consecutive shots on Tfue which led to the latter getting out of the game.

Soon after, Ninja’s viewers informed the streamer that he just eliminated Tfue. He went back to confirm the same and said, “Oh my god! that was him. Another one dude! Geeg”

While the streamers must have moved on from the incident already, it was undoubtedly special for the fans. The informal rivalry began in 2018, and it is always to delight to see the veterans enjoying Fortnite.

Tfue is still some steps ahead of Ninja when it comes to winning 1v1s. However, their encounters have become more common than ever in Chapter 3, and we might see Ninja bouncing back soon.

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Fortnite v21.20 update delayed by a day and here’s why

The Fortnite community was desperately waiting for the v21.20 update. However, it won’t arrive on July 5, 2022 as there’s an unexpected delay.

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Amidst the community’s sky-scraping expectations, Fortnite has delayed the v21.20 update. From its new release date to early patch notes, here’s everything we know about the upcoming patch so far.

To say the least, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a roller coaster ride until now. While the map changes have been brilliant, the game has been really unstable with Unreal Engine 5. Moreover, there haven’t been enough ways for players to steadily level up their Battle Pass and unlock skins like Darth Vader.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer artwork
Fortnite community expects more No Sweat Summer content in v21.20 update

This explains why loopers eagerly await updates as they contain a ton of content such as bug fixes, new quests, and events. However, the v21.20 update that should have been released today has been delayed by a day.

Fortnite Cash Cups to take place on July 5 instead of the v21.20 update

From leakers to content creators to casuals, almost everyone in the community missed an announcement by Fortnite regarding this season’s Cash Cups.

Apparently, Round 2 Duos Cash Cup and Duos Contender & Open Hype Cups are taking place on July 5 instead of July 6 because of game updates arriving around the same time. This clearly indicates that the v21.20 update will now be released on July 6.

This is in contrast to Fortnite’s previous announcement in which the developers wanted pros to keep an eye on the Temple Bloom landmark. Loopers spotted a Reality Root there, which has always led to significant map changes.

From the looks of it, v21.20 was originally scheduled for July 5 as Fortnite has been constantly releasing updates on Tuesdays. It is certainly surprising that the developers have broken this pattern already.

What to expect from Fortnite v21.20 in Chapter 3 Season 3?

Even though Epic Games itself talked about the changes in Temple Bloom, leakers haven’t discovered anything related to it in the files. What’s more startling is the fact that the upcoming themes for Condo Canyon and Sleepy Sound are already here.

Apart from map changes, Indiana Jones and his cosmetics will become available from July 7, 2022. This also means that loopers will have new quests to complete which include a new set of Weekly and Vibin’ challenges.

Last but not least, the Battle Royale modes should finally get some No Sweat Summer content including NPCs (Unpeely, Summer Drift, and Boardwalk Ruby) and Surfboards. The new release date for v21.20 should be July 6, 2022, and the downtime should begin around 4 PM ET and 9 PM BST.

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Fortnite v21.20 early patch notes: Indiana Jones, No Sweat Summer, Luke Skywalker skin, more

Fortnite v21.20 is right around the corner. From Indiana Jones to new content for the 2022 No Sweat Summer event, there’s a lot to expect.

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Indiana Jones, No Sweat Summer, and other content that should arrive in Fortnite v21.20

Fortnite is all set to release the 21.20 update on July 6, 2022. Indiana Jones will finally become available in the Battle Pass, No Sweat Summer content will arrive in Battle Royale modes, and as usual, the Reality Tree will continue to grow.

The community has sky-scraping expectations from Fortnite v21.20. Even though map changes have been frequent and brilliant in Chapter 3 Season 3, the No Sweat Summer event and the XP system (in terms of more opportunities to earn XP) certainly need improvement.

Reality Root growing in Fortnite
Reality Roots that are heading towards Sleepy Sound in Fortnite (Image via JayKey/FN)

Here’s everything players can expect in the second major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.

Fortnite Reality Tree to affect Condo Canyon, Sleepy Sound, and Temple Bloom in v21.10

First and foremost, the Reality Tree will reach major locations like Sleepy Sound. Loopers have discovered a new set of roots near Shifty Shafts and they’re most likely heading towards Sleepy.

Another location where we will see the influence of the Reality Tree is Condo Canyon. Interestingly, leakers have already revealed the upcoming themes. Like Butter Bloom and Logjam Lotus, Sleepy Sound and Condo Canyon will have recurring themes which include:

  • Froniter
  • Coliseum
  • Coral Castle
  • Neo Tillted for Sleepy Sound and Lazy Lagoon for Condo Canyon

There’s a Reality Root near the Temple Bloom landmark as well. HYPEX has revealed that one of the themes in Temple Bloom is codenamed The Tower in the files, and that’s the only information we have for now.

There’s a possibility that v21.20 only focuses on Condo Canyon and Sleepy Sound as the developers are yet to add the updated version of Temple Bloom in the files.

New Indiana Jones skin and temple to arrive in Fortnite v21.20

Indiana Jones is the secret skin in the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass. It cannot be unlocked at the moment, and will be available from July 7, 2022. Loopers who own the Battle Pass wil have to complete special quests to unlock the cosmetics which include:

  • Indiana Jones outfit
  • Indiana Jones Banner Icon
  • Raider’s Relics Harvesting Tool
  • Rogue Archaology Wrap
  • Expedition Bag Back Bling

It is worth noting that these are the cosmetics on Page 1. These will not only become unlockable with v21.20, but you’ll also be able to get a look at the next page.

Even though this might be a stretch, but many players believe that Indiana Jones will get his own spawn location. The aforementioned Temple Bloom POI could turn into a temple dedicated for the Indiana Jones boss/NPC. However, readers must take this claim with a huge grain of salt.

New No Sweat Summer content coming to Fortnite Battle Royale

The Island Hopper quests were decent, but players were disappointed to see them as the only ‘summer event’ content. However, leakers like iFireMonkey and Epic Games itself have claimed that more summer content is coming.

NPcs like Unpeely, Summer Drift, and Boardwalk Ruby, and vehicles like Surfboards will return to BR modes. Moreover, you can look forward to completing summer-themed quests in Battle Royale that should grant XP and free cosmetics.

Battle Royale content will certainly help in making No Sweat Summer 2022 one of the best summer events in Fortnite’s history.

Luke Skywalker NPC

Epic Games has released a ton of Star-Wars content in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 which includes Darth Vader as a boss and his skin in the Battle Pass as a tier 100 reward. HYPEX has disclosed that there’s a Lightsaber in the files for a Luke NPC.

Based on the leak, it is safe to assume that Luke Skywalker will be released as an NPC and a skin, like this father. However, it is uncertain if he’ll be a part of the upcoming update.

Last but not least, weekly quests for Week 5/ Week 6 and Vibin’ quests will be added to files with Fortnite v21.20. There aren’t any solid leaks regarding weapons as we’ve already received three new weapons (Two-Shot shotgun, Hammer AR, and DMR) this season.

Fortnite v21.30 will release on July 19, 2022 following which Epic Games will take a summer break that will take place between July 24 and August 12.

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