The Fortnite Championship Series, or FNCS for short, has started back up again in Chapter 2, Season 3 with a solos event. Here’s what you need to know about who has qualified.
Each time the FNCS swings back into town, Epic Games tweaks the format to keep Fortnite players on their toes. After trios, squads, and duos all got their moment in the spotlight, the devs have brought back solos.
Though, getting a slice of the huge $5,000,000 prize pool isn’t easy even for the world’s best players. It’s a huge grind to get through the qualifiers, move to to the heats, and then work your way into the final.
With the qualifiers now wrapped up, which one of your favorites made or missed the cut? Here’s what you need to know.
FNCS Solos Europe qualified players
In Europe, top players like Benjyfishy, MrSavage, Mongraal, and teeq all managed to punch their tickets to the next round after finishing inside the top 50 of the first round of qualifiers.
Despite finishing tenth in the first qualifier, Benjyfishy continued on in the second day of matches and ended up as the top player on day two. While Benjy was on for a potential first-place, he fell short after a 67th place finish in the fourth qualifier. German player Rezon instead took home first.
MrSavage, Mongraal, and Teeq all qualified comfortably in the top 20. Danish player Th0masHD was the only player to place top 50 in all four qualifiers though, with his consistency going to be a big thing to watch out for when Heats start up.
You can find a full breakdown of the qualifiers, from all regions not just Europe, via KinchAnatytics’ helpful leaderboard. We’ve got the top 20 performers pictured below.
FNCS Solos NA East qualified players
In NA East, the big names, again, got their chance to shine. TSM’s Khanada, 100 Thieves’ Ceice, Team Liquid’s STRETCH, and BBG Bucke all managed to grab a spot in the next round thanks to their performances. Khanada himself managed to snatch first place over mero.
Inaugural Fortnite World Cup solos winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf also had a solid showing despite his slow start. The Sentinels star had a lackluster first qualifying session but answered back with a strong second-place finish in round two, and two top-20’s in round three and four.
FNCS Solos NA West qualified players
While there was a bit of a cheating scandal on the final day, everyone who was expected to qualify in NA West did. Favorites EpikWhale and Arkhram managed to secure their spots with ease, with both players finishing in the top five.
Maken made a statement however, with four top 10 finishes across the four weeks. While he didn’t end up taking home a win for himself, as it is with these events, consistency is key. Keep an eye out for them in the finals.
With the qualifiers now wrapped up, it comes down to the Finals. The Heats kick off on August 14, with the Grand Finals taking place on August 16. There’s $5 million on the line across all regions, so expect to see the world’s best firing on all cylinders.