The FCS has a total Â£10 million prize pool across the six weekends it takes place, including the qualifiers as well as the finals. Tfue had already qualified with Cloak and 72hrs but, due to both trios being unable to find players that had already qualified to team with them, they each lost their qualifying spots. Cloak and 72hrs picked up Tyler "Tyler15" Crews, whilst Tfue decided to team with Team Liquid's Alex "Fiber" Bonetello and Khanada. Khanada especially was a huge wildcard here, with very little known about the player prior to his teaming with Fiber and Tfue. However, he shone in the final week of qualification and played out of his mind, being the standout player in a week where his trio came in a convincing first place.
Having had little luck in weeks 3 and 4, Tfue and his Liquid teammates had literally one opportunity to pull off a qualification run, and in that week they managed to earn three Victory Royales in the nine matches they played, beating out the second place trio of Anthony "ZexRow" Colandro, Mack "MackWood" Aesoph and Jonathan "yung calculator" Weber by two points.
On the other side of the fray, Cloak and co. failed to qualify again for the finals, meaning they will not be competing for the grand prize next weekend. This will no doubt be a kick in the teeth considering they had previously been qualified, but there's no doubt that players of that caliber will find themselves back at the top once again.
Tfue's good fortune may be attributed to his break from streaming â€“ he announced earlier in the week that he was going to stop, and without the pressure of entertaining stream and perhaps being able to relax a bit knowing he's not getting stream sniped, Tfue finds himself back leading the pack.
The Fortnite Championship Series Season Finals take place next weekend, September 20-22. Across the pond in the EU region, Kyle "mongraal" Jackson, Benjy "benjyfishy" Fish and Dmitri "Mitr0" Van de Vrie have dominated, with an average placing of 1.4 across five weekends â€“ this includes three first place finishes and two second places. Do you think Tfue and mongraal can see their teams to victory in the finals?