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Fortnite FNCS All-Star Showdown detailed with $3 million prize pool

Epic has finally revealed the details for its planned FNCS All-Star Showdown event. The competition will kick off tomorrow, June 11, and continue through most of the month, pitting past FNCS competitors in a new series of challenges. The company is offering up a $3 million prize pool that’ll be split between the winners.

The FNCS All-Star Showdown will run from June 11 to 26, offering up tournaments and challenges leading to the FNCS All-Star Solo Championship later this month. Epic hasn’t yet published the full event rules, but says it will make them available next week. Top Fortnite creators will be participating in the Hype Days scheduled for June 11 – 13.

During that time, the creators will host their own tournaments and challenges, after which the Solo All-Star Play In Tournament will take place from June 18 – 20. That latter tournament will involve eligible Champion League players, according to Epic, with 10 slots in each region. A total of four rounds will take place.

After that, Epic plans skills challenges on June 23 – 24, including ones that’ll involve aiming, building, and editing. Five Creative maps will be used in these challenges, including Blueprint Battle, Bullseye Bonanza, and High Tier. Winners will move on to the Skills Challenge finals. That’ll lead into Play for Keeps on June 25, a 3v3 competition that will involve the four top FNCS trios from each region.

The Play for Keeps event will challenge players by having them compete without building. As mentioned, the final day of the event, June 26, will bring the FNCS All-Star Solo Championship, a six-game grand finale that’ll have mostly the same format as Solo Cash Cups. Fans will be able to watch the activities starting on June 23 through the Official FNCS broadcasts on YouTube, Twitch, and the Watch Fortnite website.

All of the details, including scoring, event times and dates, and more can be found on Epic’s blog here.

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Fortnite players can watch the FNCS Finals in Party Royale today

If you’re a Fortnite and esports fan, you can watch the big FNCS Finals competition today directly in the game’s Party Royale mode. Epic will kick off the Finals at 1 PM ET today with the European finals, followed by broadcasts for other regions later on in the day. Players will be able to tune in to the esports event in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese.

Party Royale is Fortnite‘s fun non-combat mode, enabling players to join together for concerts, to compete in mini-games, play with unique items like paint shooters, and more. The mode includes an outdoor movie theater where players can sit and watch content on the ‘big screen,’ which has previously been used for things like extended movie previews and trailers.

Today, you’ll be able to watch the Fortnite FNCS Finals on the Party Royale big screen starting at 1 PM ET. The live coverage will kick off with the EU event, followed by the live North America East coverage at 5:15 PM ET and the North America West coverage at 9:15 PM ET. The live broadcast will end at around 12:30 AM ET / 9:30 PM PT, assuming you watch the entire thing.

The Finals event will crown the FNCS champions in Europe, North America East, North America West, and Brazil. Players can set their game’s language for the particular coverage they want to hear, such as Spanish or German, before joining the Party Royale mode. If you set your language to Portuguese, you’ll see the Brazil FNCS Finals coverage start at 3 PM ET.

You can head over to the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account to keep tabs on any changes that may arise before the event starts, as well as highlights from different matches and more. The account will also reveal the champions once the event’s over in case you can’t make time to watch the live broadcasts.

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Fortnite FNCS Qualifiers coverage starts tomorrow: How to watch

Epic will kick off the first week of Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 6 FNCS Qualifiers tomorrow and fans will be able to tune in with an official broadcast. The company has detailed its plans ahead of the event, revealing the links for streaming the coverage in various regions and languages, including the US, EU, and Brazil.

According to Epic, it will follow the same broadcast schedule it used in the previous season’s final day coverage. Fans have two options to watch tomorrow’s Qualifiers: on the watch.fortnite.com website, which offers access to all of the supported language streams, as well as on various Twitch accounts, including /Fortnite, /FortniteFR, /FortniteDE, /FortniteES, and Brasil_Fortnite.

Viewers can expect live coverage of the NAE/NAW, EU, and BR server regions for the first three Qualifiers on Sundays starting April 25 through May 9. Following that, Epic plans to have the FNCS Semi-Finals on May 22 and the Finals broadcast from May 29 – 30. Assuming you’re in North America, you’ll be able to tune in to the official broadcast starting at 5 PM EST (2 PM PT) tomorrow to watch the coverage in English.

The NAE coverage will start first at 5:15 PM ET, while the NAW live coverage will kick off at around 6:15 PM PT (9:15 PM ET). The EU coverage, meanwhile, will start at 7PM CET (1PM ET) with broadcasts available in German, English, French, and Spanish. Finally, Brazil Qualifiers coverage will start at 3:50 PM BRT and run through around 7:30 PM.

As with past seasons, Epic plans Twitch Drops for users on that platform — however, there will be a delay in getting them due to ‘technical issues with Twitch’ that Epic says it has faced during Season 6. The company says it wants to bring the Twitch Drops later on in Chapter 2 – Season 6 and that it’ll let fans know when they’re going to start rolling out.

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Epic clarifies a bunch of Fortnite competitive rules ahead of FNCS

Epic will kick off a Chapter 2 – Season 6 FNCS broadcast this weekend, giving fans the opportunity to watch their favorite streamers compete against each other. This, of course, brings general interest to Fortnite competitive, the esports aspect of the battle royale game that happens to include a bunch of rules. Just ahead of FNCS comes Epic with a clarification about some of its limitations.

If you’re planning to participate in Fortnite tournaments, it’s a good idea to refresh yourself with the rules, particularly the ones introduced in the recent past. Epic specifically discusses a handful of restrictions in a new blog post, including its rules against intentional disconnects, illegal restarting, and betting on games.

As well, the company explains what players should know regarding region locking and leaderboard adjustments, noting that, for example, some tournaments have a rule against participating in more than one game server region. The FNCS is region-locked, while the Cash Cups — for now, at least — are not region locked.

It’s players’ responsibility to check whether a competitive event is region locked before switching regions. Likewise, players should know that tournament leaderboards may be adjusted after the event for various regions (such as a team being disqualified). Breaking a competitive rule can result in various punishments depending on the nature of the mistake, including losing prizes or session points.

In the cases where someone excessively or repeatedly breaks the rules, Epic warns the player may be permanently banned from all future Fortnite tournaments. If you plan to play Fortnite competitive, head over to Epic’s game blog to read the full list of rules and why they’re in place.

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Fortnite FNCS All-Star Showdown $3m tournament revealed

Epic has announced an upcoming Fortnite tournament, as well as how it will handle its competitive series this season in light of the big changes introduced to the game. Among other things, Epic says that Arena Hype from the previous season will carry over to Season 6 so that every player can get experience competing against similarly ranked players while mastering crafting and wildlife.

The Fortnite FNCS Season 6 All-Star Showdown tournament was revealed as part of Epic’s season 5 competitive summary. The company acknowledges that the addition of crafting and wildlife hunting will change the way the competitive events play out and players will need some time to get used to these changes.

For that reason, Epic will rollover Arena Hype before resetting it on March 23, giving players the chance to become familiar with the changes while still competing with people who have similar skill levels. The company describes March 16 – 23 as a Competitive Preseason.

As for the All-Star Showdown, Epic says this tournament will take place from June 23 to 26 and include a $3 million prize pool. The tournament will include ‘non-Battle Royale team based competition,’ according to Epic, as well as skills challenges and a Solo tournament.

Players will need to be invited to compete in the event; these invites will be based on their final rank from the previous season or from Season 6 FNCS, depending on the player. The company promises to return with more details about the event later on this year as we get closer to June.

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Fortnite Season 5 FNCS Finals on March 14: How to watch in Party Royale

Fortnite‘s Party Royale mode will host the upcoming Chapter 2 – Season 5 FNCS Finals, Epic has announced, giving players a way to enjoy the competition from within the game itself. Things will kick off with European coverage, followed by the Finals in other regions. Coverage will be available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.

We’re nearing the end of the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) esports series for the game’s Chapter 2 – Season 5. The series kicked off on February 11 with the first round of qualifiers, following by two more rounds leading up to the semi-Finals from March 5 to 7. The Finals will take place starting tomorrow, March 12, and run through March 14.

As expected, Epic will have its own coverage of the FNCS Finals gameplay. On the last day of the Finals event, March 14, Fortnite players will be able to watch the matches in the game’s Party Royale mode, which is a combat-free mode where players can dance, play mini-games, find amusing ‘weapons’ like paint cannons, and just generally chill with friends.

The March 14 Finals event will kick off at 2 PM EST, with the live EU coverage broadcast in multiple languages starting at 2:15 PM. The live North America-East coverage will start at 6:15 PM EST, following by the North America-West coverage at 10:15 PM EST. Overall, the coverage is expected to end around 1:30 AM on March 15.

The live coverage will be broadcast on the Big Screen in Fortnite Party Royale, where players will be able to watch the gameplay and, eventually, see which teams are named champions in each region. If you want to watch the coverage in one of the supported languages, you’ll need to choose the language in your game’s Settings before joining the Party Royale mode.

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Fortnite FNCS Season 5 will come with some broadcast changes

Just ahead of its Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 2 – Season 5 comes an update from Epic on how you’ll be able to watch the game and some changes it will introduce with regards to its broadcast of the events. ‘This season we are altering our broadcast to focus on the pivotal stages of competition,’ Epic says, also revealing that it will add support for more languages.

What does Epic mean by focusing on the ‘most pivotal stages of competition?’ According to the company, it will focus on the final Qualifiers round scheduled for February 7, 14, and 21, as well as the Semi-Finals and Finals. The broadcast will cover the expected EU, North America-East (NAE), and Brasil regions, but will also add the North America-West (NAW) region back into the mix.

As well, the Australian Open will make an OCE region broadcast available. As mentioned, Epic is also expanding broadcast language support — fans in the EU region will also be able to listen to the events in Spanish, French, and German.

If you plan to watch the event, you can head over to Epic’s newly posted Fortnite FNCS programming schedule to see the times and regions for each planned broadcast, including for each available language. You can easily watch by using the Watch.Fortnite.com platform.

As well, Epic has detailed the Twitch Drops that players can expect this season. Assuming you watch a supported channel during the FNCS event, you can link your Twitch and Epic accounts with the Fortnite website to get the drops. Each week will bring new items, some of which Epic has teased ahead of time, including loading screens, emoticons, sprays, and back bling.

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