Competitive Player 'Morgausse' Wins Fortnite Summer Skirmish 1.5 Million PAX West Tournament - Recap, Highlights, and Final Placements - Dexerto
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Competitive Player ‘Morgausse’ Wins Fortnite Summer Skirmish 1.5 Million PAX West Tournament – Recap, Highlights, and Final Placements

Published: 3/Sep/2018 23:19 Updated: 3/Sep/2018 23:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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Competitive player ‘Morgausse’ has won the $1.5 million Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ tournament at PAX West, the eight and final event of the eight-week long competition series. 

Morgausse accumulated a total of 11 points, good enough to lead the field of 100 players. Ghost Gaming pro player ‘Bizzle’ came in second with eight points, which was also how much Team Liquid pro ‘POACH’ got as he came in third.

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The points and placements of this week’s Summer Skirmish competition was based on a score system that prioritized both in-match placements and eliminations over a course of seven matches. 

VICTORY ROYALE: +3 POINTS
2ND-3RD PLACE: +2 POINTS
4TH-10TH PLACE: +1 POINT
3-4 ELIMINATIONS: +1 POINT*
5-6 ELIMINATIONS: +2 POINTS*
7+ ELIMINATIONS: +3 POINTS*
*These points can only be earned once per match. For example, 10 eliminations would only earn you +3 points and any additional eliminations will not add points to your score.


Morgausse took full advantage of the format as he got the maximum six points possible in his Match 3 Victory Royale, as he was able to accumulate 7+ eliminations.

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He maintained his consistent performance throughout the finals, taking points left and right thanks to strong placements and good elimination totals.

In second place, Ghost Bizzle was able to clutch out a key Victory Royale in the seventh and final match, securing the points necessary to boost him into the top three.

Despite also getting eight points, Liquid’s POACH came in third due to losing the eliminations tie-breaker with Bizzle, which ultimately proved to be a $35,000 difference. 

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POACH was the only player in the top three to not secure a Victory Royale, however, his eliminations did earn him a tie-breaker against FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill, who also had eight points but came in fourth.


The final top-20 placements list can be viewed below, along with their base share of the $1.5 million prize pool.

The full and finalized list of placements can also be viewed on the Summer Skirmish standings page down below. All players who placed 21st-100th earned $5,000 for qualifying for the final stage of this event. 

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Summer Skirmish Week 8 Grand Final Final Standings

In addition to their base share of the prize pool, the following players also earned a $25,000 prize for winning at least one of the seven matches in the Grand Final.

Here are highlights of some of the top plays from the Grand Finals, featuring players that finished in the top-10, including Liquid pro ’72HRS,’ competitive player ‘tendons,’ and streamer ‘Lanjok.’

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The conclusion of this tournament brings the end of the Summer Skirmish competition series, in which Epic Games awarded a total of $8 million in prize money.

While the entirety of Week 8’s $1.5 million prize pool was awarded in this final stage, this weekend’s tournament featured a long and extensive qualification process from August 31 – September 2, with the event open to all PAX West attendees who managed to register and met the eligibility requirements.

For general information about the rest of the event, including the qualification process, requirements, and more, visit our information hub here.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson