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Viewing guide for the Fortnite Season 4 FNCS Finals

Qualified teams, schedule, Twitch Drops, and everything else you need to know about the Fortnite Season 4 FNCS Finals.

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After three weeks of qualifiers, the Season 4 FNCS Finals are upon us. The qualified teams have been broken into heats and will begin competing Thursday, October 29.

Ahead, we’ll tell you everything you need to know as an FNCS viewer, including the scoring format, the programming schedule, Twitch Drops, and more.

Scoring Format

The scoring format will be the same as it was for all of the qualifiers – one of the better formats that the FNCS has seen. Placements aren’t as top-heavy as they have been in the past, and Epic have done away with the controversial placement thresholds outside of the top three teams.

In other words, teams won’t have to wait until they’re in the top 15 or 10 before receiving points. They’ll begin earning placement points at the halfway point in the match.

Here’s a breakdown of all of the points that players can earn during the Season 4 FNCS Finals.

Placement

  • 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

Qualified Teams

Some of the biggest names in Fortnite will be battling it out in all regions. Unlike some past seasons, it seems like all of the popular teams in NA and EU have made it to the grand finals.

The qualified teams are broken down into four heats in NA-East, NA-West, and EU. The smaller regions of OCE, Asia, Brazil, and Middle East only have two heats. With 132 qualified teams and 396 qualified players, it would be a lot to list all of the qualifiers in this blog. You can find them on the official Fortnite website if you’re curious.

Programming Schedule

Since we’ll be watching four heats in each of the “Big 3” regions, the schedule may change later in the week. At the time of writing, we aren’t 100% sure when each heat will be.

The heats will take place on Thursday and Friday, with the two-day finals kicking off on Saturday. Again, we’re not sure exactly when each heat will play and we don’t know whether these heats will garner an official Fortnite broadcast. If not, there are countless ‘watch parties’ across Twitch for each region.

Until further notice, we’re operating under the assumption that the broadcast schedule will be the same Saturday-Sunday coverage that it was during the qualifiers.

  • 1:00pm – Broadcast begins
  • 1:15pm – Live EU coverage
  • 5:15pm – Live NAE coverage
  • 8:30pm – Approximate end

Twitch Drops

Just like last season – and all of the Season 4 qualifiers – viewers will be able to earn Twitch Drops by watching the official Fortnite stream and other, partnered streamers.

Becoming a partnered streamer for the FNCS is quite easy, so there will probably be Twitch drops on all channels that feature participating players – or viewing parties.

You’ll need to link your Twitch and Epic accounts in order to earn Twitch Drops for watching the FNCS. It’s important to note that you have to have linked your accounts within the past six months. If you linked the accounts longer than six months ago, you should un-link them and do it again.

With so many massive names participating in the Season 4 FNCS, this is going to be a joy to watch. We’re excited to see who comes out on top in what many consider to be the most competitive FNCS format out there.

Of course, we’ll be live-tweeting the EU and NA-East Grand Finals on Sunday and will have live coverage of the event when it ends. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss out on any of the action.

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How to compete in the $1M Fortnite Marvel Super Cup

Fortnite and Marvel are ending the competitive season with the $1m Fortnite Super Cup.

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The Marvel takeover of Fortnite Season 4 has extended to competitive play through the Marvel knockout Super Series tournaments that have been taking place over the course of the past few months. Epic have been offering players free superhero skins by placing highly in the Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, and upcoming Venom Cups.

As announced at the begging of all of this, free skins are not the end-game for Fortnite (no pun intended). All of the action will culminate in an epic $1,000,000 Duos tournament to end the season.

The Super Cup will be the first Marvel Cup to offer a cash prize to winners in each region. It will take place on November 21 and will give players a chance to implement what they’ve learned from the previous Cups and put it into action.

Format and Prizes

The Super Cup will be in the Duos playlist but there will be a few tweaks to the gameplay. First, this won’t be a Marvel Knockout game mode like the last few cups have been. Epic have also announced that eliminate players will now drop 20 materials to a cap of 200 – lower than the traditional 500 competitive cap. As you can probably expect, there will also be an uptick in superpowers available in this cup.

There was talk of previous Marvel Knockout performances playing a role in player eligibility, but the tournament seems to be open to everyone who wants to compete. Here’s a look at the scoring system for each match:

Placement
Victory Royale: 55 Points
2nd: 49 Points
3rd: 46 Points
4th: 43 Points
5th: 40 Points
6th: 37 Points
7th: 35 Points
8th: 33 Points
9th: 31 Points
10th: 29 Points
11th: 27 Points
12th: 25 Points
13th: 23 Points
14th: 21 Points
15th: 19 Points
16th: 17 Points
17th: 15 Points
18th: 13 Points
19th: 11 Points
20th: 9 Points
21st: 7 Points
22nd: 5 Points
23rd: 4 Points
24th: 3 Points
25th: 2 Points
26th-45th: 1 Point

Each Elimination: 5 Points

As usual, the distribution of prizes will depend on your region, with the larger regions receiving a bigger portion of the $1,000,000. Here’s how all of the prizes will be distributed in each region.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank    Prize
1st    $4,000
2nd    $3,500
3rd    $3,000
4th    $2,700
5th    $2,600
6th    $2,500
7th    $2,400
8th    $2,300
9th    $2,200
10th    $2,000
11th-20th    $1,800
21st-30th    $1,500
31st-40th    $1,300
41st-50th    $1,100
51st-75th    $1,000
76th-100th    $900
101st-250th    $800
251st-500th    $600

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,500
2nd    $3,000
3rd    $2,700
4th    $2,600
5th    $2,500
6th    $2,400
7th    $2,300
8th    $2,100
9th    $2,000
10th    $1,800
11th-20th    $1,500
21st-30th    $1,400
31st-40th    $1,100
41st-50th    $1,000
51st-75th    $950
76th-100th    $850
101st-250th    $750

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,500
3rd    $2,300
4th    $2,000
5th    $1,900
6th    $1,800
7th    $1,700
8th    $1,600
9th    $1,500
10th    $1,400
11th-20th    $1,200
21st-30th    $1,000
31st-40th    $900
41st-50th    $850
51st-75th    $800
76th-100th    $750

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,500
3rd    $2,300
4th    $2,000
5th    $1,900
6th    $1,800
7th    $1,700
8th    $1,600
9th    $1,500
10th    $1,400
11th-20th    $1,200
21st-30th    $1,000
31st-40th    $900
41st-50th    $850
51st-75th    $800
76th-100th    $750

Event Prizes – Asia

Rank    Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,000
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,700
6th    $1,600
7th    $1,500
8th    $1,400
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,200
11th-20th    $1,000
21st-30th    $900
31st-40th    $700
41st-50th    $500
51st-75th    $400

Event Prizes – OCE

Rank    Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,000
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,700
6th    $1,600
7th    $1,500
8th    $1,400
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,200
11th-20th    $1,000
21st-30th    $900
31st-40th    $700
41st-50th    $500
51st-75th    $400

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank    Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,000
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,700
6th    $1,600
7th    $1,500
8th    $1,400
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,200
11th-20th    $1,000
21st-30th    $900
31st-40th    $700
41st-50th    $500
51st-75th    $400

If you’d rather spectate the event, you can always watch the official Fortnite Twitch or YouTube streams. The broadcast will begin at 1pm EST on November 21 with the European region. NA-East will kick off at 5pm. It looks like these are the only two regions that will be covered on the official broadcast.

Do you think you have what it takes to win the Super Cup? Give it a shot by competing in the Venom Cup this week and Super Cup next week. Good luck!

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DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite November Results

OVA Noahreyli and Wave Vadeal take home first place in the European region of the DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite Duos tournament.

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DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite returned for November, bringing their first Duos tournament to close-out the year. The DreamHack format had, traditionally, been Solos up until this point, with a deviation now that Fortnite supports Arena Duos and Duos tournaments.

The European region was the first to complete its stage of the tournament, with NA-East competing this past weekend.. Ahead, we’ll give you the results for EU and NA-East, with an update when the final region finishes their tournament.

DreamHack Open European results

The European region was the first to compete for their share of the $250,000 monthly prize pool with Vandeal and Noahreyli taking home first place. The duo dominated the competition without winning a single game – finishing almost 50 points above TT9 KURA 74 and Grizi BadSnipR in second.

The fan-favorite duo of MrSavage and Benjyfishy barely landed in third place with 303 points. There was a stark drop-off in points after that, with Setty and Teep scoring 262 points with two wins and an average of 3 kills per game.

Here’s a look at the top ten in the European region of the DreamHack November Duos tournament:

PlacementPlayersPointsPrize
1stOVA Noahreyli & Wave Vadeal352$24,000
2ndGrizi BadSnipR & TT9 KURA 74304$14,000
3rd100T MrSavage & NRG benjyfishy303$11,500
4thGXR teeq & Spectrum Setty262$9,600
5thGXR Milan & chapix 74249$7,850
6thGamma Kami & OTW packo239$5,800
7thslide zeykoo  wk & Spectrum Kyzen205$4,700
8thGamma Merjin & jaspaay204$4,100
9thGrizi Snayzy & R0babzr197$3,600
10thsаеvіd & Βrowner195$3,100

DreamHack Open NA-East results

Team XSET took home the NA-East region as established pros Knight and Shark walked away with first place and $15,000 – not bad for a few days of Fortnite. Acorn and Jaq finished ten points behind in second with 329 points.

Bugha is making his case for being one of the most consistent finishers in all of Fortnite. We tend to see him at or near the top of the heap in every tournament in which he participates. DreamHack November was no different, as he and Avery finished in third – 14 points above Furious and Calc in fourth.

The fan-favorite duo of Clix and Bizzle had a disappointing week with a 25th-place finish. They’ll both look to pick it up in the next DreamHack of FNCS event. Here’s a look at how the top-ten looked when the event had ended:

PlacementPlayersPointsPrize
1stXSET Knight, XSET Shark338$15,000
2ndOP Acоrn, jаhq329$9,000
3rdbughа, C9 Avery285$7,250
4thFuriouѕ., BBG YUNGCALC271$5,850
5thV0IL, OA Rocaine266$4,900
6thSEN Turkeyspect, Xoonies264$3,700
7thOutc4st fr4t, Vanish Bank257$2,900
8thDegеn, Ajerss252$2,550
9thvnsh glace, Trаshу244$2,250
10thskqttles, C9. Chap242$1,900

This week will feature the NA-West region, and we should see some of the biggest duos battling it out for the same prize pool that you can see, above. We’ll be back with coverage of North America next Sunday.

Until then, players can scratch their competitive itch by watching the DreamHack qualifiers or competing in this week’s presumed Marvel Knockout Super Series – which has yet to be officially announced. Have fun!

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How to register for the Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series

The Chipotle Challenger Series returns to Fortnite, giving players a chance to compete against the biggest names in the game.

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Chipotle is capping-off its 2020 tournament season with yet another Chipotle Challenger Series featuring Fortnite. This time, players like you will have a chance to make a name for themselves by competing against some of the best players in the world.

The trios tournament is set to kick off on November 24 and will run until the Grand Finals on December 8. It’s locked to PC, but that doesn’t mean that console players can’t compete. They’ll just need a PC user to play with them and queue-up as the party leader.

You can register for the event on Chipotle’s smash.gg page here. All players must be at least 13 years old and must enable two-factor authentication before competing in the event.

Format & Schedule

As we said, the qualifiers will kick off at the end of the month on November 24. This will continue on December 1 and the Grand finals will take place on December 8 – closing the Chipotle Challenger Series for the year.

  • November 24: 3pm PST/6pm EST and 6pm PST/9pm EST
  • December 1st: 3pm PST/6pm EST and 6pm PST/9pm EST

Chipotle Challenger Series VI Finale

  • December 8: 12pm PST/3pm EST

The qualifiers will work like a lot of the other Open Qualifier tournaments have in the past. 1,000 trios will be chosen and the top four in each qualifiers will advance to the finals.

Once in the finals, you’ll battle it out against Fortnite streamers, pros, and celebrity fans. The roster of talent has yet to be confirmed, but we’ll update this post when we find have more official news.

The prizes will be the same as they were for the last Chipotle Fortnite tournament. The top three teams will earn free burritos for the year along with a cash prize of $30,000, $15,000, and $5,000.

Good luck to everyone who plans on participating in the Open Qualifiers. This is a chance for some unknown pros to make a name for themselves on the biggest stage in Fortnite. All you need to do is register.

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