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Team Exploit Win Red Bull Rise Till Dawn Tournament Hosted by Ninja and DrLupo – Final Placements

Published: 22/Jul/2018 16:09 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson


The duo of NateHill and SoaR Funkbomb took home first place at the Red Bull Rise Till Dawn Fortnite tournament, which was hosted by top streamers Ninja and DrLupo.

The tournament was 90 duos head to the top floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, to play through the night for a shot at the prize money.


It was the first major Fortnite event to be run by Red Bull, as part of their new partnership with Ninja, who is sponsored by the energy drink brand.

The tournament winners netter $1,125 each, which some have noted is a fairly small payout, but it is likely due to the $10,000 limit which Epic Games has imposed on 3rd party tournament organizers.


Ninja streamed the entire tournament on his personal Twitch channel, attracting consistently over 100,000 concurrent viewers throughout.

Paired up with each other, the competitors would get extra points on the score board for eliminating either Ninja or Lupo, and received standard points for every elimination and victory royale.

At the end of a long gruelling night of games, the champions were crowned, announced by Ninja’s wife and manager Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins.


The points system worked as follows:

•  Finish 1st in Game: 10 Points
•  Finish 2nd in Game: 9 Points
•  Finish 3rd in Game: 8 Points
•  Finish 4th in Game: 7 Points
•  Finish 5th in Game: 6 Points
•  Finish 6th in Game: 5 Points
•  Finish 7th in Game: 4 Points
•  Finish 8th in Game: 3 Points
•  Finish 9th in Game: 2 Points
•  Finish 10th in Game: 1 Points
•  Elimination of another individual player: 1 Point
•  Elimination of Ninja: 5 Points
•  Elimination of DrLupo: 5 Points

Team Exploit narrowly beat out 2nd placed team Retail Rascals by only a single point. Exploit managed 84 points total, Retail Rascals 83 and 3rd placed ‘FearItself on 70.


For teams tying on the same points, a public match was played to determine the winner of the tie-breaker.

Notable esports organization Ghost Gaming finished in 8th place, with Gears of War player ‘Ribs’ teaming up with former pro turned caster ‘Fallout’.


Red Bull Rise Till Dawn Final Placements

Place Team (Points) Prize
1st Team Exploit (84) $2,250
2nd Retail Rascals (83) $1,000
3rd Team FearItself (70) $750
4th controllernoobs (52) $500
– 4th Nothing 2 Prove (52) $250

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