$250,000 is life-changing amount of money for a majority of people, especially if it’s for someone young winning a massive gaming tournament.
This is the case for competitive Fortnite player ‘Morgausse,’ who won $225K for placing first at the Summer Skirmish tournament at PAX West, and an additional $25K for winning one of the seven matches in the grand final.
While many may not have known of him coming into this event, Morgausse has quickly established himself as a household name, as he came out on top in a lobby of players that featured some of the biggest and best Fortnite players in the world, including FaZe Clan’s TFUE and Team Liquid’s 72Hrs and POACH.
As one would expect, his reaction to receiving the news that he had placed first place and won a quarter of a million dollars was of pure shock and disbelief, mixed in with a bit of hilariously running around.
After the shock and adrenaline rush had finally ebbed a way, Morgausse stopped for an interview in which he emotionally thanked his family, friends, and supporters, while also admitting that his performance over the weekend had exceeded all of his own expectations.
While $250K is admittedly a lot of money, the Summer Skirmish champion confessed that the enormity of the amount had not really sunk in yet.
When asked what words of advice he wanted to give to the tens of thousands of viewers who had watching him win, Morgausse preached that hard work, dedication, and patience are all required in order to reach success.
Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events.
If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.
With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.
Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.
Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.
Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.
Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.
All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.
How to earn Twitch drops
Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.
Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
Click “Link your Account”
Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.
FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule
If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.
This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.
The full breakdown of times can be found below:
EU Region Broadcast
Start time: 1 PM EST
EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
NA Region Broadcast
Start time: 5 PM EST
NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
Break: 8:30 PM EST
NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST
It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.