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How to watch $480,000 Ninja Battles Fortnite series: dates, players, more

Published: 13/Aug/2020 11:30 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 19:37

by Alan Bernal

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The Fortnite circuit has expanded with stream star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins now hosting his very own series of tournaments with massive prize pools – and here’s everything you need to know to tune in.

‘Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite,’ an event series named after the streaming giant, will encompass six tourneys, each with $80,000 on the line. The invitational included popular Fortnite personalities like World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, FaZe Clan’s NateHill, star streamer Nick Eh 30, and much more.

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With the amount of cash bankrolling the event and the star-studded competition loading onto the Fortnite island, there’s going to be plenty of reasons to tune in to the new competition.

Ninja Battles ft Fortnite – stream

The weekly events are hosted and broadcasted by the titular streamer himself on Twitch and YouTube. Every streamer who participates in the event is also allowed to simultaneously broadcast on their own separate channels.

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As for commentating, Ninja Battles will be casted by familiar Fortnite faces Ballatw and MonsterDface. The two will tackle the challenge of making sense of what will undoubtedly be a chaotic battlefield.

Ninja Battles schedule

The Battle series is made up of six events, starting on May 28 and was supposed to be scheduled to weekly. The idea was to give participants a buffer of six days in between the next iteration to prep for the main stage.

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However, there have been delays in the action starting in the third week of the series following problems with server stability, latency issues in Fortnite after the season 3 update, Mixer shutting down, etc.

To catch the live show tune into any of the competitors’ streams starting at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST on Thursday. You can find the full event schedule and previous winners below.

Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite
Date PST EST Winner
May 28 12:00 PM 3:00 PM ZexRow, MackWood, Calc
June 11 12:00 PM 3:00 PM EmadGG, Commandment, Bizzle
Aug 13 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Who is playing in the Ninja Battles?

Ninja is handling the roll call for the Battle Bus and have already pulled in some of the biggest names to take part in the action.

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While there are many new competitors are joining each week, previously he’s hosted Fortnite stars such as Nick Eh 30, Bugha, Ewok, NateHill, Reverse2K, and plenty more.

However, with a battle royale island that can inhabit up to 100 players at a time and interest from many of Fortnite’s top creators and pros, there’s bound to be more high-profile signings along the way.

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As well as hosting the tournaments, Ninja himself has been competing during the first few weeks, alongside regular teammates Vivid and Co1azo, providing Fortnite fans with something they won’t want to miss.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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