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Young Fortnite stars dominate FNCS Season 2 – Final placements

Published: 20/Apr/2020 14:17

by Connor Bennett

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The Fortnite Champions Series duos event for Chapter 2, Season 2 has finally drawn to a close – though the winners from each region aren’t exactly the most recognizable players.

The Fortnite Championship Series, or FNCS for short, launched all the way back in season ten – giving players the chance to compete in competitive events like they did in qualifying for the World Cup. However, the mode for the FNCS is kept under wraps until just before it goes live.

Previously there had been duos, trios, and squads – with the former its return for Chapter 2, Season 2. With a $5,000,000 prize pool split between the seven different regions, the competition was fierce from the weekly heats all the way up to the finals.

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FNCS Season 2 Finals PC Winners

The finals kicked off on April 17 and were settled on April 19, crowning champions on both PC and console across NA East, NA West, Europe, Brazil, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Thousands of fans tuned in from across the globe and cheered on their favorite players, hoping that they’d be able to grab the top cash prizes, as well as those all-important bragging rights. While some players are recognizable, the biggest names of them all didn’t manage to claim victory. 

The full list of the PC winners, broken down into each region, are as follows:

  • NA East champions: NRG Zayt -α- & Safaroonie -α-
  • NA West champions: 100T rehx & NRG EpikWhalerr
  • Europe champions: MCES Andilexrr & LeStream nayterr
  • Brazil champions: VKS Pulga & vкs моjак
  • Asia champions: Ryle of ASF & WR.りむるだぅw
  • Oceania champions: kquidRNG & Jynх
  • Middle East champions: kеyboаrd & controІІer

In NA East, World Cup champion Bugha only managed a fifth-place finish while Tfue and Scoped finished outside the top-ten in 16th place. In the highly competitive European section, Stompy and Aqua just missed out on the top three, finishing fourth – while 100 Thieves’ MrSavage came in 12th. 

Even though those players may not have had success, fans still tuned in for the console side of things too. Running in the same format across the same regions, the result was similar – up-and-coming players taking all the glory.

FNCS Season 2 Finals Console Winners

The full list of the console winners, broken down into each region, are as follows:

  • NA East champions: Apex Scаr &Spud Lite
  • NA West champions: Talon zScary & Pαul1x
  • Europe champions: YT Rz Laizen & YouTube Rz Sloww
  • Brazil champions: HDG LucxssL2 1st & HDG Andrezin 1st
  • Asia champions: CloveR7xxx & Kochaxxx
  • Oceania champions: User-1584916297 & User-1585218009
  • Middle East champions: Les Austen & 23 Goofy

With the FNCS Duos event in the rearview mirror, players will be gearing up for whatever big tournament comes next – even though that is a bit unclear right.

Until Epic puts something into place, the best they can hope for is to work on their skills in the cash cups, arena, and scrimmages.

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5 Star Wars skins Fortnite Season 5 should add next

Published: 3/Dec/2020 15:03

by Daniel Megarry

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With the introduction of The Mandalorian to Fortnite Season 5, there’s a very real chance more Star Wars characters could be on the way. 

The Star Wars universe first crossed over with Fortnite back in 2019. To promote the release of The Rise of Skywalker, character skins including Finn and Rey were added, as well as a number of items and cosmetics based on the franchise.

Now, Chapter 2 Season 5 of the game has arrived and brought with it another Star Wars crossover based on The Mandalorian, the hit Disney+ spin-off series that’s taken the world by storm.

Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in Fortnite
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The Mandalorian is the latest Star Wars character to join Fortnite

Epic have teased “even more hunters from the realities beyond” will join Season 5, which has got fans speculating on who exactly they could be. With Mando and Baby Yoda already appearing, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to expect more Star Wars favorites to join the fight.

This seems even more feasible given Fortnite’s ongoing partnerships with Disney, who now own Star Wars. After a whole season dedicated to Marvel superheroes and villains, players can also get two months free Disney+ for making a purchase in the Item Store.

Given the uncertain future of Star Wars movies, it’s likely any new additions would also be taken from The Mandalorian – or one of the other upcoming Disney+ series that are in the works. As fans will know, there’s plenty of exciting characters to choose from.

Ahsoka Tano

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Ahsoka Tano recently made her live-action debut in The Mandalorian.

There was an incredible amount of buzz surrounding The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano’s live-action debut in The Mandalorian, and the show more than lived up to the hype. Fans were unanimous in their praise for Rosario Dawson’s portrayal, and they’re looking forward to seeing more of her.

With so much excitement surrounding the character, it seems obvious that if any current Star Wars character will be added to Fortnite in the near future, it’s Ahsoka.

Boba Fett

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Bounty hunter Boba Fett became a fan favorite in the original trilogy

Another character who’s caused waves in the Star Wars universe of late is Boba Fett. After months of teasing and speculation, he briefly appeared in the first episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, and it got fans from all corners of the galaxy talking.

It shows that fans are still craving more from the bounty hunter. Even better, he’s visually very similar to The Mandalorian himself, Din Djarin, so it shouldn’t be that hard to create. Make it happen, Epic.

Bo-Katan Kryze

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Bo-Katan was one of the main Mandalorian heroes in The Clone Wars series

Just like Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze is another animated Star Wars character who made the jump to live-action in The Mandalorian Season 2. There might not have been quite as much hype surrounding her appearance, but she’s still a beloved character among longtime fans.

We sadly only got to see her for one episode of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian – here’s hoping we get to see her again in the Fortnite universe. Maybe as part of a Clone Wars celebration?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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With Obi-Wan getting his own spin-off series, a skin seems inevitable

With a highly-anticipated new Disney+ spin-off series in the works, it would make a lot of sense for Obi-Wan Kenobi to get his own skin in Fortnite. There’ll be renewed interest in the character, and he’s already one of the franchise’s most iconic Jedi warriors.

This one could be a while off, depending on when Obi-Wan’s spin-off series debuts (it’s currently expected to start filming in January 2021), but Fortnite could surprise us by releasing it early to build up some hype for the series.

Darth Vader

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Darth Vader could be one of the most popular Fortnite skins if it happens

If there’s one Star Wars character that would cause a meltdown for Fortnite fans, it’s probably Darth Vader. He’s also arguably one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history, so a Fortnite skin would appeal to more than just fans of the franchise.

While the idea of Vader in Fortnite would’ve sounded like fanfiction when the game first launched, it now seems like a very real possibility, thanks to Disney and Fortnite’s huge collaborations.

One fan has even created a pretty epic concept design for what Vader could look like in the game.

Excitement for Season 5 of Fortnite is currently at fever pitch, and we’re keeping you in the loop with the latest news, guides, and updates over on our dedicated Fortnite page.