Fortnite FNCS Season 3 Qualifiers: Final placements and results

Published: 10/Aug/2020 6:00 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 8:29

by Connor Bennett


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.

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Solos is the main format again in the FNCS.

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.

Table of FNCS qualifer results Chapter 2 Season 3

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.

Table of FNCS qualifer results Chapter 2 Season 3 NAW

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.

Table of FNCS qualifer results Chapter 2 Season 3 NAW

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.


How to complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 challenges

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:07

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 8 challenges are here, and we’ve got all the information you need to complete them all in no time, with some handy tips along the way.

We’re now halfway through Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale Fortnite, and the weekly challenges just keep on coming to help players earn that all-important XP to level up their Battle Pass.

The introduction of Predator to the island may be taking everyone’s attention right now, but you’ll still want to make time for the Week 8 challenges as they’ll need to be completed by Thursday, January 28.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 brings fresh challenges to the mix.

This week features a farming theme, as three of the challenges will require players to visit either a Farm or a Farmers Market on the map. Aside from those, there are some more standard quests like dealing Pistol damage and collecting Gold Bars.

Without further ado, here are the seven Epic quests you’ll need to complete this week, as well as the single Legendary quest that’ll earn you a significant chunk of XP.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 Quests

  • Destroy apple and tomato produce boxes at The Orchard Farmers Market (3)
  • Drive a car through the corn field at Steel Farm (1)
  • Deliver a truck to Sunflower’s Farm (1)
  • Pistol Damage (250)
  • Collect Gold Bars (500)
  • Blow up a gas pump (1)
  • Distance traveled Gliding (3,500)

Let’s start with the basic ones: You’ll gain Gliding distance every time you play a match and jump from the Battle Bus. Similarly, you’ll collect Gold Bars in everyday play, but you can speed this one along by searching tills, safes, and destroying washing machines.

Fortnite gold bars
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There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Pistol damage is easy, as you’ll simply need to find a Pistol (they’re very common) and shoot other players. You may find it easier to go after IO Guards, as their aim isn’t great, and remember that using a rarer Pistol will deal more damage.

Blowing up a gas pump should be as simple as visiting a gas station and shooting one of the gas pumps out the front until they explode. We’ll have guides for the Farm challenges when they go live, so be sure to check back then.

As always, completing each of these challenges will bag you a sweet 20,000 XP, meaning there’s a total of 140,000 XP to be earned. And that’s not even including this week’s Legendary quest.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 Legendary Quest

  • Eat Fish (10/20/30/40/50)

To complete the Week 8 Legendary quest, you’ll need to eat fish. You can do this by fishing with a Rod or Harpoon Gun, or by using explosives such as Grenades or a Motorboat’s missiles to blow them up.

Simple, right? Well, there are multiple tiers to this challenge, and if you want to complete them all and get yourself a whopping 55,500 XP you’ll need to eat a grand total of 50 fish.

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You’ll need to get fishing if you want to complete the Week 8 Legendary quest.

While finding 50 fish might take you a while, it should be a lot easier to complete than last week’s Legendary challenge, which had some players calling for “trash” vehicle challenges to be removed from the game.

Remember, you’ll have until Thursday, January 28, 2021, to complete all of these weekly challenges before they disappear when Week 9 rolls around.