After something of a lull in Fortnite esports that has seen details on Season 2’s Champion Series delayed, Epic has finally spilled the beans on how the competitive scene will play out this season.
The FNCS will resume once again on March 20, with this season being a duos competition. The big change is that there will be separate tracks and champions for both PC and console/ mobile players, and duo partners must both play on the same platform. Each track will offer up the same amount of prize money. The winning duo from each region’s weekly tournament will book themselves a spot at the finals, with the remaining slots being filled by those highest up the FNCS leaderboard. No date has currently been announced for when the finals will be.
There is also still no word on this summer’s Fortnite World Cup. At this point last year, the 2019 event had already been announced, but Epic could be holding off as the coronavirus epidemic worsens around the world.
Calling all Agents!
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) March 9, 2020
While pro players are hyped to finally receive news of the new competitive season, some questions have been raised over the prize money being offered in different regions, especially now that PC and console/ mobile players are split.
The European region is set to get the biggest cut of the prize pool, with the winners of both the PC and console competitions receiving $70,000. The lowest prizes on offer are in the Asia, Middle East, and Oceania regions, where each platform winner will get only $10,000 each.
FNCS Finals prizing.
First place in every region:
EU – $70k
NAE – $44k
NAW, Brazil – $17.5k
Asia, OCE, ME – $10k
It is HIGHLY LIKELY we will see an EU console duo earn more than the top NAE PC and NAW PC duos combined.
— Kristian – Fortnite esports (@FortniteBRLive) March 9, 2020
With the first event just eleven days away, pros better find themselves a partner and get scrimming quick to be in top shape for another season of competitive Fortnite.