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Epic Games reveal Fortnite & FNCS competitive plans for 2020

Published: 30/Apr/2020 20:12

by Michael Gwilliam

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Epic Games has revealed its plans for competitive Fortnite play for the remainder of 2020 with a major news announcement on April 30.

As with most if not all other major esports, Fortnite competitions will be moved to online play only. However, because of the limitations of online play, Epic announced that there won’t be a 2020 World Cup.

“Due to the limitations of cross region online competition, there will not be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020,” they revealed. However, the team is hoping that 2021 will see a return of the massive event, which was won by Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf in 2019.

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Bugha shocked the globe by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.

“We’re hopeful to be able to put on some form of Fortnite World Cup in 2021,” they revealed.

That said, while they don’t know when a return to in-person live events will be practical, online play will see a return of the Fortnite Champion Series, Cash Cups and multiple major third party events.

According to Epic, FNCS will return each season for the remainder of 2020 and will feature the best players across the world.

“We will iterate on formats to improve player experiences,” Epic said, suggesting that some new flavor will be added to make the matches more enjoyable.

With Cash Cups, Epic says they will be focusing “on how players earn points, as well as the structure of the tournaments” and make it so players can hop into a game and compete for cash prizes on a routine basis.

Additionally, the “two-step Cash Cups” qualify a group of top players into a final lobby.

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Fortnite pros will be aiming for victory.

Finally, official broadcasts will be returning beginning May 2nd at 1pm PST with the FNCS Invitational. Epic claims that there will be even more competitive news to follow during the broadcast.

It seems like Epic is stepping up to ensure that Fortnite players, pros and fans alike are given a lot to look forward to in the months ahead.

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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
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Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.