Epic Games has announced that the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 3 Season 3 will start in July 2022, featuring the world's best pro esports players competing for a share of a $3 million prize pool. The announcement follows the release of the latest Fortnite Vibin update and is expected to be bigger and better than ever.
This season's FNCS also introduces a new point format, encouraging more aggressive plays. This viewer's guide will detail everything you need to know about the FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 games, including how to watch the streams, the tournament schedule and format, scoring, and prize pool distribution.
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 - How To Watch Streams
You can watch the FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 matches on the official Fortnite Twitch channel. In addition, Epic Games will simulcast the matches on the Fortnite YouTube channel.
We've embedded the Twitch stream for your consideration. You can also watch the official broadcasts on watch.fortnite.com.
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 - Schedule and Format
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 starts on 6th July 2022 and is separated into the following phases: the FNCS Qualifiers, Semifinals, and Finals.
There are three Qualifier Rounds this season. The top five teams from each Qualifier will advance directly to the FNCS Finals, for a total of 15 teams.
- Round 1: 6th to 10th July
- Round 2: 11th to 15th July
- Round 3: 16th to 18th July
Each Qualifier will take place across four Rounds, with the fourth round having one set lobby competing to qualify.
There are three Semifinals sessions, each occurring between 21st and 24th July 2022. Victory Royales and consistent performance, like placing in the top six consistently, will be the key to qualifying for the FNCS Finals.
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Here's a condensed description of how the Finals advancement works.
- Session 1: 5 Matches; 2.5 Hours; 1st - 50th on the Series Points Leaderboard
- Session 2: 6 Matches; 3 Hours; 1st - 61st on the Series Points Leaderboard
- Session 3: 6 Matches; 3 Hours; 1st - 73rd on the Series Points Leaderboard
There are two ways to be crowned FNCS Champions this season: by achieving Match Point or earning the most points after all 12 matches are completed.
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With Match Point, a duo team can end the competition early by earning 475 total points and three Victory Royales. Once a team has met these thresholds, it will be declared the FNCS Champions.
If no team achieves Match Point by the 12th match, the team with the most cumulative points at the end of the 12th match will be crowned FNCS Champions.
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 - Point Scoring System
The point format has changed in single lobby rounds and is focused more on providing a balance between both placement points and elimination points. This new point format will apply to all single lobby rounds within FNCS Qualifiers, Semi-Finals, and Finals.
You can view the point structure for each round at the FNCS Chapter 3 Season 4 Ruleset.
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 - Prize Pool
The FNCS seasonal prize pool is the same and comprises a shared prize pool of $3,000,000 for Chapter 3 Season 3, distributed per region as follows:
- Europe: $1,350,000
- NA East: $690,000
- NA West: $240,000
- Brazil: $240,000
- Asia: $240,000
- Middle East: $120,000
- Oceania: $120,000
And that's everything you need to know about FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3. You can read the official announcement on the Epic Games website.
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