As Epic Games staff returns from a two-week break, their focus will turn to the upcoming Fortnite trios tournament happening on July 13th and 14th.

This tournament is a big moment for Fortnite because it is the first real competition expanding past solos and duos. While there have been smaller competitions in those modes in the past, Epic events have focused on individual players or duos.

Now we have a chance to seem some real high-level team work in competitive Fortnite. Many of the best players have already signed on with their trios and the event promises to be filled with stars.

All the teams competing in the Fortnite Trios Tournament

Quick note: This list still can be updated with other players who announce they are playing. As of right now, this is all the teams competing that we know of. I may have missed some trio announcements so if you know a group playing who I didn’t mention, leave a comment below and I will add them to this list.

Tfue – Cloak – 72hrs

Credit: Tfue’s instagram

It’s the “we left FaZe on rocky terms boys.” They might be able to figure out a catchier name, but that is what unites this trio. All three once played for FaZe, Cloak and Tfue’s recent issues have been well-documented, but 72hrs was one of the first Fortnite players to depart the organization.

Their conversations in comms have to be interesting. On top of that, they are all amazing Fortnite players who could easily band together and win the thing.

Bizzle – Zayt – Saf

Saf and Zayt are joined by the winningest Fortnite player of all time in this trio

Two Ghost Gaming players and one NRG make up this powerful trio. Bizzle has a valid claim to be the best Fortnite player in the world as he tops Tfue for the highest earning Fortnite player by prize pool by just $9,000.

Zayt and Saf aren’t slouches either as they sit 12th and 13th on the list mostly thanks to their win at IEM Katowice pictured above. Picking the winning trio is like trying to catch a specific goldfish while blindfolded but these three will be a favorite headed in.

NICKMERCS – Nio Rooch – SypherPK

SypherPK and NICKMERCS have one of the best friendships in Fortnite

Few duos have played together as much as SypherPK and NICKMERCS. The two massive streamers just seem to click when they play Fortnite. They are hoping that chemistry and bringing in another controller player in Nio Rooch gives them a good shot in this tournament.

It will be a huge win for the controller gang if they can pull this one off, only SypherPK is using M+K.

Mongraal – BenjyFishy- MrSavageM

Credit: Mongraal Instagram

Few trios in the world feature as much recent success as these three. Each player qualified for both the solo and duo world cups, making them only one of two groups to do so.

MrSavageM and BenjyFishy dominated the World Cup qualifiers and they had enough points to qualify for the World Cup in three of the five duo weeks. That’s legitimately absurd.

They will add Mongraal, a top player in his own right and one ESPN nominated for an ESPY award, to an already amazing duo.

Stompy – Tschinken – Aqua

You may be looking at the best duo in the world right now. Credit: E11

While the trio above them is absolutely nuts, there isn’t a better duo in the world than Stompy and Tschinken. In the five weeks of EU World Cup qualifiers for duos they finished third, first, first, second, second. Umm guys?

No other duo came anywhere near that remarkable level of success. Aqua is also a qualifier in duos and solos making this one of the top teams headed into the tournament.

If it wasn’t for Tschinken missing out on the solo qualifiers, this team would become the third trio featuring six World Cup qualifiers.

Aspect – Bugha – Animal

One of the first trios all competing under the same esports organization. These three will be hoping the Sentinel teamwork shines through in this event as other groups adjust to playing in a format they may not be as familiar with.

Dubs – Megga – Clix

FaZe Clan’s graphics are still on point. This one celebrates Dubs and Megga

The second group of six World Cup qualifiers! Dubs and Megga have been turning heads ever since Dubs was accused of cheating back in the first week of qualifiers. He wasn’t cheating, he’s just really good.

He went on to prove that in the coming weeks and him and Megga are a duo on the come up. They are joined by Clix, another double qualifier for the World Cup.

Chap – Cizlucky – Brush

This is an interesting trio. Only Chap is a really well known player in the scene and after a disappointing run in the World Cup qualifiers, he has ditched Poach and opted to go with a pair of TempoStorm players in this event.

Ceice – Elevate – Riversan

WSOE champions looking for another title

Two 100 Thieves players and Liquid’s newest recruit make up this trio. Ceice and Elevate’s biggest win together came at the World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) duos event over the past winter. They are all talented players capable of grabbing a win against the best of the best.

Khuna – Jarvis – Issa

The controller gang is back for this trio. Jarvis and Issa are two of the best controller players on the planet and they will look to represent their skill on the sticks at this event against the world’s best players.

Did I miss anybody? That’s just 30 players so more people will have to be announced. Let me know what other announcements I may have missed and I will add them into the post.

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