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How to unlock rare Overwatch League Tracer skins during Grand Finals

Published: 5/Oct/2020 20:06

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch League has officially revealed how players can unlock a couple of rare Tracer skins by participating in the 2020 Grand Finals event.

While the 2020 Overwatch League season was hit heavily due to global health issues, the Grand Finals are still scheduled, albeit under a different format than some are used to.

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The final four teams are in Asia to compete in a new double-elimination tournament starting October 8, which means there will be more chances than ever to unlock these special rewards.

By watching one hour of Grand Finals content, players who link their Blizzard account and watch on the league’s website or mobile application will unlock a unique Tracer Mosaic spray.

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Next, by watching two hours, players will earn two Tracer skins in the form of the Grey Home and Away default OWL skins.

These cosmetics were previously only available back when the league was streamed on Twitch and were unlocked by donating Bits.

The two skins are rather rare and will be a nice addition to any cosmetic-collector’s collection.

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Tracer's home/away OWL skin
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Fans can unlock a special Tracer skin.

Finally, players can also earn Five OWL Tokens per hour throughout the entire Final Four event, just as they could all season long. These Tokens can be used to purchase special OWL team skins or even the new D.Va and Reinhardt All-Stars ones.

Because the Grand Finals are in Asia, for those in North America, you’re going to have to wake up a bit earlier to watch all the action.

Thursday’s matches start with the Shock and Dynasty facing off at 7 AM EST or 4 AM PST. This is followed by the Fusion battling the Dragons at 9 AM EST or 6 AM PST.

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The home and away skins exist for other heroes too.

The losers and winners of those matches will meet on Friday with the action kicking off at 5 AM EST or 2 AM PST. From there, there will be a losers final to determine the two Grand Finalists on the Saturday.

Saturday’s Grand Finals will start at 9 AM EST / 6 AM PST to determine the 2020 Overwatch League Champion. Unlike other matches, this one will be a “first to four” series while the others will all be first to three.

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There’s plenty of chances to unlock all the cosmetics, so be sure to catch the action and add to your collection.

Fortnite

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