When is Fortnite Season 5’s FNCS? Start date, prize pool, more

Published: 11/Jan/2021 12:31

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite’s FNCS event for Chapter 2, Season 5 is not that far away, and some details have already been revealed by Epic Games. So, here’s everything you need to know.

Over the course of the Fortnite season, Epic Games has rolled out plenty of competitive tournaments for players to get involved. These have ranged from the daily cash cups to the Fortnite World Cup.

With the 2021 season getting underway, attention for players – who have recently voiced concerns about the state of the competitive Fortnite scene, especially with some random prizes being given out – turns to the FNCS, otherwise known as the Fortnite Championship Series. 

Epic Games previously dished out some details about the 2021 season schedule, including the fact there will be no World Cup – once again – and everything will, for the most part, be online based. 

Epic Games
The FNCS has evolved over the course of Fortnite’s life.

FNCS Season 5 start date

In the case of the FNCS, which is the first big event of the 2021 season, that will get underway on Thursday, February 4th, and will run for four weeks – with everything coming to a close on February 28th.

As for what the format is, well, Epic announced that Trios will last for the whole of 2021. So, some of your favorite teams will be getting back together in the hopes of claiming some more FNCS glory. 

These teams will compete in the weekly heats, hoping to claim a spot in their region’s grand finals. Then, they’ll compete against the cream of the crop for the chance to win some mega money. 

Fortnite Champion Series graphic
Epic Games
FNCS has returned to fan favorite Trios competition this season.

Prize pool for FNCS Season 5

In terms of the prize pool, nothing has been confirmed by Epic just yet, but we can make some assumptions based on previous seasons.

The prize pool for both Season 3 and Season 4 prize pool was a whopping $5 million, shared across all regions – Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania – and Epic could go for a similar number here. The battle royale devs have confirmed that more tournaments will be running throughout 2021, so maybe they’ll kick things off with an even bigger prize pool than before? Who knows.

FNCS Season 5 streams & drops

As for where you’ll be able to watch the action unfold, Epic Games will be running their streams on YouTube and Twitch again. Though, you don’t have to just follow those.

Other players – maybe like Ninja and Tfue, if they don’t play – will likely hold their own watch parties, so you’ll have different options. Though, if Epic does run their own stream, we should see some FNCS cosmetics being handed out as rewards.

As we get closer to the start of the FNCS event, we’ll keep this post updated with new details – such as confirmed players, prize pool breakdowns, and even more stream links.

So, make sure you come back and check-in as we inch ever closer to February 4. It’s sure to be an action-packed round of competitive Fortnite.

League of Legends

LPL Spring Split: RNG and Team We lead the pack

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:23 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 22:50

by Lauren Bergin


China has one of League of Legends’ most competitive esports scenes. Our LPL hub has everything you need to know, from the streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.

  • eStar dominates Rogue Warriors 2-0.
  • Top Esports finish up Jan 15 with a 2-0 win over Rare Atom.
  • Team WE and Royal Never Give Up top the standings.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, and we’ll update this information as we get farther along in the competition.

Week 1

Date Match PST EST GMT
January 9 Top Esports 0-2 Suning 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God 1-2 EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 10 Team WE 2-0 Rogue Warriors 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 0-2 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 2

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2-1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0-2 FunPluxPhoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2-1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2-1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2-0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2-0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2-1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0-2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2-0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 vs. LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming vs. FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LMG Esports vs. ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE vs. Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL Spring Split 2021: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, with Royal Never Give Up and Team WE leading the way, only having lost a match each.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 Royal Never Give Up 2-0 4-1
Team WE 2-0 4-1
3 FunPlus Phoenix 1-0 2-0
LNG Esports 1-0 2-0
5 EDward Gaming 1-0 2-1
6 eStar Gaming 1-1 3-2
Suning 1-1 3-2
8 Invictus Gaming 1-1 2-2
JD Gaming 1-1 2-2
10 Bilibili Gaming 1-1 2-3
11 LGD Gaming 0-0 0-0
12 Top Esports 1-2 3-4
13 Rogue Warriors 1-2 2-5
14 Victory Five 0-1 1-2
15 Rare Atom 0-1 0-2
 15  TT Gaming 0-1 0-2
 17  Oh My God 0-2 1-4