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Fortnite Summer Skirmish Week 1 $250,000 Tournament Teams, Rules and Live Stream – Ft. Tfue, CouRage and More

Published: 14/Jul/2018 15:54 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 19:15

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite’s official competitive season gets serious for the first time on July 14th, with the first weekend of Summer Skirmish $250,000 tournament.

The event will feature some of the top Fortnite personalities and professional players, all battling in a duo’s tournament for the ridiculous cash prize.


The action kicks off on July 14 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST / 6 AM AEST (July 15), and will be live streamed on the official Fortnite Twitch and YouTube channels.

The tournament will use the same custom match technology that Epic used for the Fortnite Pro-Am tournament at E3, so you will be able to catch all the action from the participants in one place.



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This first weekend will be straight up duos matches, so you will be familiar with the format if you are a Fortnite player.

Teams will participate in 10 duo matches, and the event concludes when either:

  • a) A team has two Victory Royales
  • b) Ten total matches have been played

At the conclusion of the event, teams will earn cash prizes based on their placement within the event leaderboard. The leaderboard is based on:

  • Victory Royales
  • Average Placing
  • Total Eliminations

A bonus award of $6,500 will be granted to the team with the most eliminations in each match played. In the event of a tie, teams will split the bonus award equally.

You can find more information on the official Fortnite tournament page.


For participants, there are some big names confirmed to be taking part. Mainly streamers and YouTubers, but also some professional players and a select few have been selected from the Showdown LTM earlier this year.

The first weekend is just the start of course, as Epic has said that the Summer Skirmish event will run for eight weeks total – with $8 million in prize money in total. Meaning that this week’s $250,000 is just a small part of what is to come.

Prize Pool

The $250,000 will be split amongst teams as follows:

Team Place Prize (USD)
1st $50,000
2nd $37,500
3rd $30,000
4th $25,000
5th $20,000
6th $13,130
7th $11,250
8th $9,370
9th $8,750
10th $7500
11th-15th $5,000
16th-20th $2,500

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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