Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 FNCS: Important Dates, Format, Prize Pool & More

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 FNCS season is about to begin soon. In this article, you will find all its details, including the date, qualification, prizes, and more.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 started more than a month ago. Casual Fortnite players all over the world are busy enjoying the new season. On the other hand, the competitive Fortnite players are grinding out arena mode and participating in tournaments.

FNCS is one of the most significant competitive events in the gaming world and boasts millions of viewers and thousands of participants. It is a great place for competitive Fortnite players to make a name for themselves. The prize pool is in the millions, so the hype around every FNCS season is out of this world. Every year millions of viewers tune in to enjoy the FNCS competition.

Fortnite recently announced in a blog post that the new Chapter 3 Season 1 FNCS is about to begin soon. The blog post gives us some important details about the upcoming FNCS season, and below, you will find all the details about it, including important dates, Format, prize pool, and more.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 FNCS Details:

The Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 FNCS will begin on February 17th. Some of the important dates for the upcoming FNCS season are below-

Champion Series: Qualifiers Schedule – All Final Times Listed in Game

February 17: Qualifier 1 – Round 1 [All Regions]
February 18: Qualifier 1 – Round 2 and Round 3 [All Regions]

February 20: Qualifier 2 – Round 2 and Round 3 [All Regions]

Champion Series: Semi-Finals Schedule – All Final Times Listed in Game

February 24: Semi-Finals (Session 1) – [Middle East]
February 25: Semi-Finals (Session 1) – [All Regions Except Middle East]
February 25: Semi-Finals (Session 2) – [Middle East]
February 26: Semi-Finals (Session 2) – [All Regions Except Middle East]
February 27: Semi-Finals (Session 3) – [All Regions Except Middle East]

Champion Series: Finals Schedule – All Final Times Listed in Game

March 4: Champion Series Finals (Day 1) [Middle East]
March 5: Champion Series Finals (Day 1) [All Regions Except Middle East]
March 5: Champion Series Finals (Day 2) [Middle East]
March 6: Champion Series Finals (Day 2) [All Regions Except Middle East]

Format:

Qualifier:

Epic Games has decided to keep the same number of qualifiers this FNCS season as well. But in the Duos format, the top eight teams from each qualifier will get to move on to the next phase.

Semi Finals:

For this FNCS season, Epic has decided to focus on teams that can achieve victory royale and also perform consistently.

“For any Session, you’ll either need to win a game, or be one of the top six most consistent teams during that Session to advance to the Finals.”

The semi-finals will have two sessions and each with different criteria for progressing.

“Only the top 50 teams from the Series Point Leaderboard will compete during Session 1 in each region. Session 1 will consist of five matches, and 11 teams from this Session will advance to the Finals (5 Victory Royale winners and top 6 consistent teams).”

“Session 2 will fill the 11 vacant team spots with the 51st-61st teams on the Series Point Leaderboard. This new 50-team lobby will also run five matches and advance 11 teams to the Finals. (5 Victory Royale winners and top 6 consistent teams).”

“Session 3 will fill the new 11 vacant team spots with the 62nd-72nd teams on the Series Point Leaderboard. This new 50-team lobby will compete across six matches and advance 12 total teams to the Finals. (6 Victory Royale winners and top 6 consistent teams).”

Below is a condensed description of how the Finals advancement works for each day

Session 1: 5 Matches; 2.5 Hours; 1st – 50th on the Series Points Leaderboard
Session 2: 5 Matches; 2.5 Hours; 1st – 61st on the Series Points Leaderboard
Session 3: 6 Matches; 3 Hours; 1st – 72nd on the Series Points Leaderboard

Finals:

The finals are similar to the previous one but have a Match Point variable feature. This new feature lets overperforming teams end early. It is as follows-

“A team can end the competition early by earning 500 total points and 3 Victory Royales. Once a team has met both of these thresholds, it will be declared the FNCS Champions.”

If none of the teams achieve the Match Point variable, the finals will continue similar to previous FNCS seasons.

“If no team meets both of these thresholds by the end of 12 games, the Finals will play out exactly how it has the past few seasons.”

Prize Pool:

The prize pool remains almost the same as the previous FNCS season, with a $3,008,500 shared prize pool across all regions. The prize pool per region is below-

Prize Pool per Region

EUNAEBRNAWASIAMEOCE
$1,362,500$637,500$418,000$239,500$145,000$114,000$92,000

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.