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When is PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish Competition? Full Tournament Info – Stream, Schedule and More

Published: 29/Aug/2018 16:16 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 8:09

by Calum Patterson

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The conclusion of the Summer Skirmish Fortnite series will take place at the PAX West convention, as top players and aspiring talents battle for a $1.5 Million prize pool.

Popular streamers, professional players and everyday fans will be able to register to compete at the event, which will take place over four days, starting on Friday, August 31.

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The first three days of competition are all qualifiers, three separate qualifiers to be exact. The top players from each of the three days of qualification will advance to play in the final tournament on Monday, September 3.

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You can watch the event live on Fortnite’s official Twitch channel. It will also be broadcast on YouTube, Mixer, Facebook and Twitter.

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The exact start time is not announced yet, but sign-ups open at 8am each morning for the three qualifying days.

The prize pool will be the biggest draw for this competition. Rounding out eight weeks of Summer Skirmish action, which has already handed out the majority of the $8 million in total prizing, this final tournament boasts the remaining $1.5 million.

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First place is a life changing amount of money, especially if it was won by a random entree, at a whopping $225,000.

Everyone finishing in the top five will walk away with at least over $100,000, and everyone in the top one hundred will net a share.

You can view the full prize pool breakdown here.

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To play, you must be over 16, have a valid ID and PAX badge for the day. You must use the equipment provided by organizers, but there are options for both keyboards as well as console (Xbox and PlayStation) controllers.

You can find the full rules on how to register to play and the equipment available at the event here.

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The tournament format itself is based on a point system, as follows: 

  • VICTORY ROYALE: +3 POINTS
  • 2ND-3RD PLACE: +2 POINTS
  • 4TH-10TH PLACE: +1 POINT
  • 3-4 ELIMINATIONS: +1 POINT*
  • 5-6 ELIMINATIONS: +2 POINTS*
  • 7+ ELIMINATIONS: +3 POINTS*

*These points can only be earned once per match. For example, 10 eliminations would only earn you +3 points and any additional eliminations will not add points to your score.

PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish Format, Prize Breakdown and How to Register

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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