Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back on track for Season 6. The tournament will be witnessing the top-tier Fortnite esports players worldwide fighting for the prize pools and becoming the very best player in their region. This season’s FNCS brings a few notable changes while the core structure of the tournament remains the same.
With only a few weeks to go for the tournament, here is everything that you need to know about the upcoming Season 6 FNCS.
FNCS Chapter 2 Season 6 - Schedule
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Professional Fortnite players will be going through the qualifiers starting on 22/23rd April (depending on the region) and make their way to the Finals occurring on 28/29th May. As usual, Middle East players will have the tournament start a bit earlier than the rest of the world.
Here is a look at the complete schedule for FNCS Chapter 2 Season 6:
- Qualifier 1: Middle East - April 22-24.
All other regions - April 23-25
- Qualifier 2: Middle East - April 29-May 1.
All other regions - April 30-May 2
- Qualifier 3: Middle East - May 6-8.
All other regions - May 7-9
- Bye Week: May 13-16
- Semi-Finals: Middle East - May 21.
All other regions - May 22
- Reboot Round: Middle East - May 22.
All other regions - May 23
- Finals: Middle East - May 28-29.
All other regions - May 29-30
FNCS Chapter 2 Season 6- Format
The format has been slightly adjusted, and the trios who placed 1st,2nd or 3rd in their respective regions would be automatically qualified to the finals. This is an excellent addition as it paves the way for newer players to make their names known in the qualifiers and face the best of the best in the ultimate finals.
Here are the key takeaways the overall format of the FNCS Season 6
- Qualifiers: Trios finishing on Top 3 rankings would be qualifying straight to the finals.
The next Top-99 Trios from each region would be qualifying to the semi-finals.
- Semi-finals: Each region will have three heats. Each Heat session would have six matches where players can earn as many points as they can. Later, the top 6 Trios from each Heat will advance to Finals, and the 7th-17th placed teams in each Heat would be going over to the Reboot Round.
- Reboot Round: The fan-favourite reboot round will see three matches where the individual match winner directly advances to the finals and doesn’t have to play the remaining matches in the day. Epic Games might add additional matches on disbands of the present teams.
- Finals: The finals see no significant changes, and the teams will have 12 total matches across two days to earn points and have a final shot at becoming the champions of FNCS Season 6.
Epic Games have taken in the players’ feedback from the last season and adjusted the scoring system for the players. While the initial three rounds remain the same as last season, the round four, semi-finals and finals would have a separate scoring system. The newest system will give players a better incentive for crossing the Storm Surge thresholds and reward them more generously than the previous system.
Here is a look at the newest points distribution for the players:
Victory Royale: 30
Each Elimination: 2 Points
The overall FNCS Season 6 prize pool remains the same as the last time, and each region’s top players can obtain US$3m. Here is a breakdown of the prize pool to the different regions:
- Europe - $1.35M
- NA East - $690K
- NA West - $300K
- Brazil - $300K
- Asia - $150K
- Middle East - $120K
- Oceania - $90K
How to watch FNCS Chapter 2 Season 6
Fans can watch the FNCS Season 6 live on Fortnite’s YouTube and Twitch Channel and cheer for their favourite esports players.
We have embedded the Twitch channel below for your convenience.