Fortnite Announces New “Open” and “Aura” Trios Test Scrim System for EU Region

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: Epic Games

In a recent statement, Fortnite has announced a Trios test Scrim system for the EU server region.

Seems like Fortnite is trying to bring something new to the competitive scene. Recently Fortnite announced a test scrim system for the European region players. The newly announced test scrims are “Open” and “Aura” Trios scrims that will be available for EU region players only.

This is a way for Fortnite to make some changes to the competitive scene of Fortnite. Recently many pro-Fortnite players have complained about the lack of scrims and tournaments in the current season. Seems like this new test scrim is Epic’s way of solving that problem.

The new Open and Aura test scrims will be first available for testing purposes in the EU region and might be made available for other regions if all goes according to plan.

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Fortnite Open and Aura Test Scrim:

Recently Fortnite released an official blog post sharing some details of the upcoming Test Open and Aura Test Scrim.


The Test Scrims will be available on the EU server region starting from April 27. As of now, Epic plans to continue this scrim system for at least two weeks but the duration might change depending on the situation.

Prize Distribution:

The Open and Aura Trios Test Scrim will not have any sort of prize for the winners. These scrims are strictly for testing purposes only.

As said by Epic, “This will be a limited test event with no prizes or official results on the line.”

Breakdown and What to Expect:

  • Players will be divided into two pools to start: Open and Aura
    • Aura Scrims: Top 500 teams from Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS Series Points
    • Open Scrims: Arena Division 3+
  • Three sessions per week
  • Top-performing players from Open League will get promoted to Aura Scrims the following week
    • Inactive or poor-performing players from Aura Scrims will be relegated to Open Scrims for the second week.

All participants in the test scrims are to follow the official Fortnite End User License Agreement, Epic’s Terms of Service.

But will this really work without an incentive or prize for players? Guess we will have to wait and see how it pans out. But this is definitely a step in the right direction towards making Fortnite competitive scene better.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.