Could Fortnite PC players dethrone their console counterparts on their turf? Find out as ESTNN breaks down the Console Champions Cup results.
Fortnite Battle Royale console players finally had their time to shine after losing their own segmented Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) event and accompanying prize pool. The console scene did not shy away from its frustration. Epic Games heard those pleas and promised some platform-specific events, ultimately delivering the first-ever $250K USD Console Champions Cup. Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo competitors marked their calendars for the weekend between the third FNCS Qualifier and Semi-Finals.
All seven worldwide server regions threw their hat into the ring for a share of the quarter-million-dollar prize pool. Unsurprisingly, some fascinating storylines developed, most of which revolving around a PC invasion. Three preliminary rounds set the stage for an exciting finish on Sunday for most regions. Of course, Europe, NA East and NA West dominated the prize pool allocation and narratives.
Europe - Andilex Dominates Three of Four Rounds, Secures First
— Andilex (@AndilexFN) May 16, 2021
French PC player and former FNCS Champion — Alexandre “MCES Andilex” Christoph — made little work of his console competition in three of four rounds. Alongside controller player Destru and Laizen, the trio won the first two rounds, took second in round three, and proceeded to dominate the final session. Over six matches, Andilex, Destru and Laizen accumulated 193 points and two Victory Royales. While console players were looking to stand out, only Destru represented the scene in this trio, who collected a relatively effortless $21K USD.
The second and third-place finishers also included relevant PC professionals in Queasy and Virsuh, who helped their respective teams immensely. Both trios cracked the $10K USD mark in earnings, making them multi-platform specialists. Another notable name on the list is NRG benjyfishy, who teamed with Kikoo and itsmm and secured 16th place. It’s safe to assume that more PC players will enlist in the next Console Champions Cup based on these results.
- 1st: MCES Andilex, YT Rz Destru, Grizi Laịzen - 193 points - $21,000
- 2nd: LootBoy Queasy44, RAK Swight, Chаshy - 165 points - $16,500
- 3rd: Vіrsuh, ghostykong387, RKFINDSMZ - 154 points - $13,500
- 4th: floaty., Twitter WL0vell, Misty - 148 points - $9,000
- 5th: Juzree., Jоey Jenner, castery YEAHHHHH - 143 points - $7,500
- 6th: Twitter TyglsXI, HWBT Rоnnityy, bald svere - 132 points - $6,000
- 7th: D1 Vyper, KPI Tempify, TCE Kаidon - 130 points - $5,250
- 8th: Homyno Clément, niasen, lеo - 130 points - $4,500
- 9th: Lootboy Pinq 7, MeJxck, eQz Lukeyrr - 130 points - $3,000
- 10th: Rak Teyzen ঌ, Rak MaTa, SVY Fyowd - 124 points - $2,400
- 11th: FL7 xsterioz, RCY Paddy, Fnatic Jenks - 122 points - $1,200
- 12th: bxmpkin, LukeCSJ, PG Bobby - 120 points - $1,200
- 13th: ENERGҮ, YT Flypii, Decepticss - 119 points - $1,200
- 14th: EvozA Yuqii, K2K Kynayy, VL Moldii - 113 points - $1,200
- 15th: Swiftyrr, kаyd, Tаintsy - 110 points - $1,200
- 16th: Wave Kikoo 97, NRG benjуfishу, itsmm. - 103 points - $1,200
- 17th: barco the rock, EvozA Gita, Twitter XSaamiii - 96 points - $1,200
- 18th: Twitter CynxEU, SryImBake, Greg1312 - 96 points - $1,200
- 19th: ALOFT Diablo, VEROХ, EP SPLASHEYY - 90 points - $1,200
- 20th: Youtube Rz Neken, Saiikoww, RAK Rare - 88 points - $1,200
NA East - A Long-Time Console Pro Returns to Form
1st BIGGEST SOLO CLUTCH EVER ($10,500) pic.twitter.com/UtsjCx7UoM
— nut 🔮 (@nutiffyy) May 17, 2021
Console specialist turned PC pro — nut — returned to his old stomping grounds and found himself atop the NA East leaderboard. Fresh off of a win in the third FNCS Season 6 Qualifier, nut combined with fellow former console competitors Chronic Jays and Devour Tkay for the Champions Cup. The three players managed 181 points, including one Victory Royale and 33 eliminations. Nut, Jays and Tkay finished with the second-highest average placement and secured $10.5K USD to pad their console earnings further.
Another triumvirate of console elites known as bylah, Scar and Spud Lite landed in second, falling just one point behind the eventual winners. These three made a valiant run at the Console Champion Cup title, needing only one elimination to achieve that goal. As the final Victory Royale screen rolled, bylah, Scar and Spud Lite stood with one win of their own and 34 eliminations. Their consolation prize materialized in the form of $8.4K USD.
- 1st: nut金, Chronic Jayѕ, Devour Tkay - 181 points - $10,500
- 2nd: twitch bylahlul, SCАRǃ, Spud Lite - 180 points - $8,400
- 3rd: Αrriana, Jbcao, Haledy - 168 points - $6,900
- 4th: PrdgyJul, Y0ur1Nightmare, Childish Dylan1x - 164 points - $4,500
- 5th: TNA Apostle, CantHoldCheema, dog dog flem - 162 points - $3,000
- 6th: Chronic Jayz, ADV Klayy, ankles - 162 points - $2,400
- 7th: AKA SquishGGs, AKA Playify YT, TNG PXMP - 150 points - $1,800
- 8th: Assault Vision, AssauIt Ace, ADV LLAMA YT - 132 points - $1,500
- 9th: lolsaucy, FLu Salhty, Hypexǃ - 127 points - $1,200
- 10th: Byzic, 4LK Relying, DL Halloh - 125 points - $1,050
- 11th: Twitch G5RC, XSET Astonish, DevourSoy - 124 points - $900
- 12th: scylix, Cartoon Paul, dante xxs - 122 points - $900
- 13th: uvl Kryo, SpacePigle On Yt, UVL Funk - 117 points - $900
- 14th: Krypress, xOpzJorge, Twitter EuroXBL - 110 points - $900
- 15th: sL lucky, F8 ZeKnaws, dirtymeefks - 109 points - $900
- 16th: TTV qt_tito, Whats your ign, zWayFN on Y - 97 points - $900
- 17th: Zpxу, Chronic Shxn, Assault Kody - 87 points - $900
- 18th: YTDropz, Bigdcawesomer, 60awesomer - 86 points - $900
- 19th: FLu Nyndee, CARTIFISHY, nkmb slash - 80 points - $900
- 20th: adv swexey, babyboss bufsi, Omeezy2k - 77 points - $900
1st place 🥇 ($4800) pic.twitter.com/58QSwCKjOe
— Insight Triggy (@TriggySoars) May 17, 2021
Triggy, apex cuh and 5G Goon received the NA West Console Champion Cup crown. Of the three major regions, these three put up the most impressive score with 219 points. That performance included a startling 55 eliminations and one Victory Royale. Triggy, cuh and Goon welcomed $4.8K USD in winnings after an outstanding six-match effort.
Favs, another NA West standout, claimed second-place alongside Powur and Ruben. The trio managed 190 points, 33 eliminations and one Victory Royale. While they fell a sizable distance behind first, they took home $3.6K USD after a solid showing overall.
- 1st: Insight Triggy, apex cuh., 5G Goon - 219 points - $4,800
- 2nd: tsg favs, Delirium Ruben, PowurKG - 190 points - $3,600
- 3rd: oj, devour evol, buzzobear8 - 185 points - $3,000
- 4th: SetTheMudio, Sirbrian-YT, asianming - 172 points - $1,950
- 5th: Lone1x, Youtube vcspy, gftz_z - 168 points - $1,500
- 6th: Kytrex, Yasircorta, hwbt ordepz - 153 points - $1,200
- 7th: Double, Norbert, YouTube CreepWtf - 145 points - $1,050
- 8th: BigKxvin, SG Voizy, Marcitoes - 145 points - $900
- 9th: HwbtDynamic, YT-On1Buildz, iiKvngJohn - 136 points - $750
- 10th: TwitchXtadoo, EagleXBL, Youtube Zoke1x - 108 points - $675
- 11th: Rzzorrr, S1cklol, ysū - 106 points - $600
- 12th: SlayaNF, ZH22 Zehlo, qtnaelo - 99 points - $600
- 13th: hwbt tiny, KUHVN, Stormic - 91 points - $600
- 14th: TEMPLE B, Twitter Vetreoux, daddy samstеr - 87 points - $600
- 15th: BH Sevnfoo, 9LIVES Owning, DEMONCНI - 87 points - $600
- 16th: ZaysWtf, chmpix, Turtle Bangs SG - 85 points - $600
- 17tg: SG Foamz, SG Fizzzy, twitter acqhe - 79 points - $600
- 18th: Ryaic, OldRecordz, Twitch SryDJ - 78 points - $600
- 19th: vChr1ss, Craziest yii., XS Thyz - 77 points - $600
- 20th: IG Koexeefn, IG JakezNAW, Playboi Jechzyy - 73 points - $600
The Future of Console
console cup every month please 🙏
— benjyfishy (@benjyfishy) May 16, 2021
Epic Games indicated that more console-specific tournaments are in the works and that this was just the first of many Console Champion Cups. It’ll be interesting to see if more PC players enroll in the four-round event, given the success of Andilex and others in the event. Stay tuned to ESTNN for more updates on console competitions!
Featured Image: Epic Games