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Fortnite: $250K Console Champions Cup — Prize Pool, Format, Scoring System, Schedule

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Console players are finally getting their major tournament and prize pool!


Epic Games announced today the first-ever Console Champions Cup open to players only on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. This competition serves as a Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) of sorts for the console community. Epic Games notably removed the console track from the FNCS back in Chapter 2 - Season 4. Since then, non-PC players have long been searching for a tournament to call their own.

With a total $250K USD prize pool spread across Fortnite’s seven server regions, console players finally have their chance to shine. According to Epic’s blog post, the Console Champions Cup will occur seasonally and occupy an entire weekend of action. Let’s break down the many components of this tournament before it begins on May 14.

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Console Champions Cup Format & Dates

Fortnite’s inaugural Console Champions Cup makes trios the primary format, meaning only teams of three are eligible to compete. All prospective players must reach the Champion Division in Arena Mode to queue into the tournament. It features four rounds of action, with the prize money coming into play in the fourth round. Players who meet those qualifications can mark their calendars from May 14 to May 16. Here is the qualification system that Epic developed for the Console Champions Cup:

Europe, NA East

  • Round 1 - Opens narrowed down to top 1,500 teams
  • Round 2 - Top 1,500 teams narrowed down to top 250 teams
  • Round 3 - Top 250 teams narrowed down to top 33 teams
  • Round 4 - Top 33 teams compete in the Grand Finals

NA West, Brazil

  • Round 1 - Opens narrowed down to top 1,500 teams
  • Round 2 - Top 1,500 teams narrowed down to top 200 teams
  • Round 3 - Top 200 teams narrowed down to top 33 teams
  • Round 4 - Top 33 teams compete in the Grand Finals
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Asia

  • Round 1 - Opens narrowed down to top 500 teams
  • Round 2 - Top 500 teams narrowed down to top 150 teams
  • Round 3 - Top 150 teams narrowed down to top 33 teams
  • Round 4 - Top 33 teams compete in the Grand Finals

Oceania, Middle East

  • Round 1 - Opens narrowed down to top 250 teams
  • Round 2 - Top 250 teams narrowed down to top 150 teams
  • Round 3 - Top 150 teams narrowed down to top 33 teams
  • Round 4 - Top 33 teams compete in the Grand Finals

Here is the tournament format as explained in the official ruleset:

Round 1

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top teams based on the region will move into the second round

Round 2

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top teams based on the region will move into the third round

Round 3

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top teams based on the region will move into the fourth round

Round 4

  • Custom lobbies
  • Six matches
  • A new match begins every 30 minutes

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Console Champions Cup Scoring System

With the format out of the way, let’s take a look at the scoring system. The Console Champions Cup features two different scoring systems - one for rounds one, two and three, and one for round four. The first three rounds grant one point per elimination, whereas eliminations are worth two in the final round. Placement point distribution is also different in the two systems. Here are both scoring breakdowns:

Rounds 1, 2 and 3

  • 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

Round 4

  • Victory Royale: 30 Points
  • 2nd: 26 Points
  • 3rd: 24 Points
  • 4th: 22 Points
  • 5th: 21 Points
  • 6th: 20 Points
  • 7th: 19 Points
  • 8th: 18 Points
  • 9th: 17 Points
  • 10th: 16 Points
  • 11th: 14 Points
  • 12th: 13 Points
  • 13th: 12 Points
  • 14th 11 Points
  • 15th: 10 Points
  • 16th: 9 Points
  • 17th: 8 Points
  • 18th - 24th: 5 Points
  • Each Elimination: 2 Points
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Console Champions Cup Prize Pool

As mentioned before, Epic Games has allocated a $250K USD prize pool for the Console Champions Cup. That prize money covers all seven regions in a pre-determined manner. Europe tops the list with $112,350 and $21K USD going to the winner. Here is the complete breakdown:

Europe

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $21,000
  • 2nd    $16,500
  • 3rd    $13,500
  • 4th    $9,000
  • 5th    $7,500
  • 6th    $6,000
  • 7th    $5,250
  • 8th    $4,500
  • 9th    $3,000
  • 10th    $2,400
  • 11th-20th    $1,200
  • 21st-33rd    $900

NA East

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $10,500
  • 2nd    $8,400
  • 3rd    $6,900
  • 4th    $4,500
  • 5th    $3,000
  • 6th    $2,400
  • 7th    $1,800
  • 8th    $1,500
  • 9th    $1,200
  • 10th    $1,050
  • 11th-20th    $900
  • 21st-33rd    $600

NA West

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $4,800
  • 2nd    $3,600
  • 3rd    $3,000
  • 4th    $1,950
  • 5th    $1,500
  • 6th    $1,200
  • 7th    $1,050
  • 8th    $900
  • 9th    $750
  • 10th    $675
  • 11th-20th    $600

Brazil

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $4,800
  • 2nd    $3,600
  • 3rd    $3,000
  • 4th    $1,950
  • 5th    $1,500
  • 6th    $1,200
  • 7th    $1,050
  • 8th    $900
  • 9th    $750
  • 10th    $675
  • 11th-20th    $600

Asia

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $3,000
  • 2nd    $1,800
  • 3rd    $1,500
  • 4th    $1,050
  • 5th    $975
  • 6th    $900
  • 7th    $825
  • 8th    $750
  • 9th    $675
  • 10th    $600

Middle East

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $3,000
  • 2nd    $1,800
  • 3rd    $1,500
  • 4th    $1,050
  • 5th    $975
  • 6th    $900
  • 7th    $825
  • 8th    $750
  • 9th    $675
  • 10th    $600

Oceania

  • Rank    Prize
  • 1st    $2,250
  • 2nd    $1,500
  • 3rd-5th     $600

Be sure to compete in this tournament as console players to show support and perhaps further influence Epic’s decision-making. Stay tuned to ESTNN for more tournament updates and all other Fortnite news items!

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