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FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3: Schedule, format, prize pool and how to watch

Competitive Fortnite is back with FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3. Learn more about this tournament, including the schedule, prize pool, how you can watch and how you can get involved.

The Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) will be back in August, looking to crown a new champion in each of the games seven regions.

Starting on 31st July, players across the world will have the chance to book their virtual ticket to the Grand Finals via a series of qualifiers spread throughout August. This season's FNCS will be played as Solos.

If you wish to participate in the FNCS yourself, you'll need to reach Champions League in Arena (Division I, II, or III) to be eligible to enter each qualifier's first round.

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3 Format

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3 schedule format prize pool how to watch
(Picture: Epic Games)

As we've said, players will start earning points to secure a high placing during the FNCS preliminary rounds. Each qualifier consists of three rounds, during the first two rounds, players will be able to participate in a maximum of seven games in two hours. For round three, the games allowed will go down to six in a three-hour window.

Players that earn a top rank across the qualifiers will be given a spot for the Season Finals, where players will be seeded into different Heats. Each Heat will last approximately three hours, with a new match starting every 30 minutes, having a maximum of six matches per Heat allowed.

The 100 players that make it to the gruelling qualifying process will make it to the Grand Finals that will be played in a single three-hour session composed of six games.

It is worth pointing out, PC and console/mobile players will have their separate FNCS events.

 

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3 Schedule

  • July 31: Qualifier 1 - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [Middle East]
  • August 1: Qualifier 1 -  Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [All Regions Except Middle East]
  • August 1: Qualifier 2  - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [Middle East]
  • August 2: Qualifier 2 - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [All Regions Except Middle East]
  • August 7: Qualifier 3 - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [Middle East]
  • August 8: Qualifier 3 - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [All Regions Except Middle East]
  • August 8: Qualifier 4 - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [Middle East]
  • August 9: Qualifier 4 - Rounds 1, 2, and 3 [All Regions Except Middle East]
  • August 14:    Heat 1 Group Stage [All Regions]
  • August 14:    Heat 2 Group Stage [EU, NAE, NAW, BR, ME]
  • August 15:    Heat 2 Group Stage [OCE, ASIA]
  • August 15:    Heat 3 Group Stage [EU, NAE, NAW, BR]
  • August 15:    Heat 4 Group Stage [EU, NAE, NAW, BR]
  • August 15:    Champion Series Grand Finals [Middle East]
  • August 16:    Champion Series Grand Finals [All Regions Except Middle East]

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3 Scoring System

  • Victory Royale: 14 points
  • 2nd: 11 points
  • 3rd: 10 points
  • 4th - 5th: 9 points
  • 6th - 10th: 8 points
  • 11th - 15th: 7 points
  • 16th - 20th: 6 points
  • 21st - 25th: 5 points
  • 26th - 30th: 4 points
  • 31st - 40th: 3 points
  • 41st - 50th: 2 points
  • 51st - 75th: 1 point

Each Elimination: 1 point, capped at 20 elimination points per match.

 

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3 Prize Pool

Each different region will have unique prize pools for both PC and console/mobile players from the qualifiers all the way to the Grand Finals.

For a more detailed breakdown check out the FNCS official rules, down below are the initial qualifier prizes.

Stage 1 Prizes - PC Group
    
Qualifier Event Prizes - Europe

Rank    Prize
1st    $5,000
2nd    $4,200
3rd    $3,500
4th    $3,200
5th    $2,900
6th    $2,600
7th    $2,100
8th    $1,600
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,100
11th-15th    $600
16th-20th    $350
21st-25th    $300
26th-50th    $250
51st-100th    $200

Qualifier Event Prizes - NA East

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,550
3rd    $1,250
4th    $1,100
5th    $950
6th    $800
7th    $600
8th    $500
9th    $400
10th    $350
11th-15th    $300
16th-20th    $275
21st-25th    $250
26th-50th    $225
51st-100th    $200

Qualifier Event Prizes - NA West

Rank    Prize
1st    $1,300
2nd    $1,200
3rd    $1,100
4th    $1,000
5th    $900
6th    $850
7th    $750
8th    $650
9th    $550
10th    $450
11th-15th    $300
16th-20th    $250
21st-25th    $200

Stage 1 Prizes - Console + Mobile Group

Qualifier Event Prizes - Europe

Rank    Prize
1st    $5,000
2nd    $4,200
3rd    $3,500
4th    $3,200
5th    $2,900
6th    $2,600
7th    $2,100
8th    $1,600
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,100
11th-15th    $600
16th-20th    $350
21st-25th    $300
26th-50th    $250
51st-100th    $200

Qualifier Event Prizes - NA East

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,550
3rd    $1,250
4th    $1,100
5th    $950
6th    $800
7th    $600
8th    $500
9th    $400
10th    $350
11th-15th    $300
16th-20th    $275
21st-25th    $250
26th-50th    $225
51st-100th    $200

Qualifier Event Prizes - NA West

Rank    Prize
1st    $1,300
2nd    $1,200
3rd    $1,100
4th    $1,000
5th    $900
6th    $850
7th    $750
8th    $650
9th    $550
10th    $450
11th-15th    $300
16th-20th    $250
21st-25th    $200

How to watch FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3

Following all the action will be much better than the past few seasons with Fortnite announcing the return of the official broadcast.

Fans will be able to tune in to Fortnite's official Twitch and YouTube streams to catch all the FNCS action, plus, an enhanced experience will be available at Watch Fortnite which includes a leaderboard that will update as the game's progress.

We have embedded the official broadcast for your convenience below.

 

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