Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) 2024: All You Need to Know
The Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) is back in 2024 with exciting changes and a staggering prize pool of over $7.6 million, making it a highly anticipated event for Fortnite enthusiasts and professional players alike. This annual professional esports competition, hosted by Epic Games for Fortnite Battle Royale, features several tournaments and leagues that culminate in a World Championship event each year. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming FNCS 2024.
FNCS 2024 Schedule and Format
Epic Games has announced that FNCS 2024 will feature three Majors, each with Open Qualifiers, Semi-Finals, and Grand Finals. The schedule for each Major is as follows:
- Major 1: Open Qualifier from January 26th to February 4th, Upper and Lower Semi-Finals from February 16th to February 18th, and Grand Finals on February 24th and February 25th.
- Major 2: Open Qualifier from April 12th to April 21st, Upper and Lower Semi-Finals from May 3rd to May 5th, and Grand Finals on May 11th and May 12th.
- Major 3: Open Qualifier from June 14th to June 23rd, Upper and Lower Semi-Finals from July 19th to July 21st, and Grand Finals on July 27th and July 28th.
Qualifying for FNCS 2024
To participate in the Majors, duos will need to reach Platinum 1 rank in ranked battle royale. Qualifying for the Championship requires duos to go through the three Majors, as there is no Last Chance Major this year. Each Major involves playing against other duos in the region, with Series Points awarded based on performance. The Open Qualifier rounds of a Major consist of competing across 10 matches within a three-hour window, with advancement depending on placement on the leaderboard.
Prize Pool and Global Championship
Epic Games has upped the ante for FNCS 2024, with a total prize pool exceeding $7.6 million across the Majors and Global Championship. The top three duos from the Grand Finals of each Major will qualify for the Global Championship, the pinnacle event that pits top qualifiers against each other on LAN. Expectations are high for an electrifying tournament between Fortnite legends, making FNCS 2024 a showcase of skill and competitive spirit.
Open Qualifiers and Semi-Finals
The FNCS 2024 Majors kick off with Open Qualifier rounds, where duos must earn points across ten matches to advance. The number of qualifying rounds depends on the region, and surviving knockout means progressing to the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finals are determined by how duos place on the FNCS 2024 Series Points leaderboard after the Open Qualifiers, with the top 50 duos competing in the intense Upper Semi-Finals and the rest entering the Lower tier.
FNCS Community Cups and Broadcasts
For those looking to partake in the competitive festivities, there will be two FNCS Community Cups every season, offering the opportunity to compete for in-game cosmetics. Additionally, the FNCS 2024 will have streaming in multiple languages and across multiple platforms, with the main Fortnite esports channels providing coverage. More languages and channels can be found on the official site.
With the FNCS 2024 set to push Fortnite esports to new heights, the competition promises to be an unforgettable showcase of skill and strategy. The revamped tournament flow, increased prize pool, and the absence of a Last Chance Major make this year’s FNCS a must-watch event for both players and spectators. As the Fortnite community eagerly anticipates the FNCS 2024, the stage is set for an exhilarating season filled with intense battles and memorable moments.
For more detailed information about Fortnite Championship Series 2024, you can visit the official Fortnite website here.