Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor

Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.

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Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 Breakdown and Confirmed Teams

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Epic Games has officially released details regarding the newest season of the Fortnite Champion Series. After the conclusion of the Season X Championship, the Fortnite developers announced a format switch to squads from trios. Players and fans alike eagerly awaited more details as Fortnite Chapter 2 finally saw the light of the day. The arrival of the Squads Arena playlist gave players a chance to acclimate to the new format, and we now have the scoop on what to expect with the second iteration of the Fortnite Champion Series.

The Format

Epic Games is ultimately looking to build upon the Season X Fortnite Champion Series. What we saw in Season X seemed to work well, and therefore, we won’t see many changes for Chapter 2. With squads replacing trios, we can expect some fireworks as teams have much more to be aware of adding another player to the fold. The approach taken by Epic Games falls under the ‘don’t fix what’s not broken’ category.“The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) returns next month and will continue the seasonal cadence of Competitive Fortnite. Starting on November 1, there will be a three-round Squads event each weekend for four weeks. Similar to last season, we will be advancing the top teams each week from each region to the Chapter 2 Season 1 Final. We will continue to award Series Points based on each team’s final placement every week during the FNCS to determine team placement on the Series Leaderboard. Like before, the top performers on this leaderboard will also advance to the Season Finals.”

All in all, the format remains similar to what we saw in Season X with the exception of one less week of qualifiers. Players will still qualify based on placement and their overall points accumulated throughout the season. This ensures that all teams will rightfully earn their way into the FNCS Finals.

The Changes

Although the format largely remains the same, The Fortnite Team is implementing minor changes for the Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2.

“We’re making some small adjustments this season. For Chapter 2 Season 1, we’re moving more qualification spots to the individual weekly qualifiers, and will source fewer teams from the Series Leaderboard. Our goals here are to 1) give players more opportunities to play with different squads without totally harming their chances of qualification and 2) retain the value of consistent competitive play over the course of the season for the squads who wish to remain together. Additionally, trades will not be allowed between any qualified teams.”

Allowing competitors the opportunity to play with multiple squads will lean in favor of solos who were unable to find a squad prior to Chapter 2. Some notable names like Aydan “Ghost Aydan” Conrad and Harrison “CLG psalm” Chang are just two of many without a definitive squad. They will now have the chance to play ringer for already established trios with the goal of qualifying for finals in mind. It also gives unsuccessful squads the opportunity to seek refuge elsewhere while still maintaining the option to qualify.

Turner “Tfue” Tenney Fortnite

Epic Games additionally announced that teams will no longer have the option to trade players. Last season, a notable feud between Turner “Tfue” Tenney, Dennis “Cloak” Lepore and Tom “72hrs” Mulligan saw the Tenney part ways with Lepore and Mulligan. The latter two players attempted to trade Tenney, but Tenney instead found a trio of his own. He ultimately qualified for the FNCS Season X Finals, whereas Lepore and Mulligan did not. This all took place after the former trio qualified together early in the going.

Prizing, Dates and Warmup

According to the statement by The Fortnite Team, the prizing for Chapter 2 will include $5M USD across all regions, competitions and Cash Cup tournaments. This is a significant drop from the $10M USD prize pool offered in Season X. Nevertheless, it still is one of the largest prize pools offered across all competing esports titles. Finals for the Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1 Fortnite Champion Series will take place from December 6th to December 8th. Each individual will region will crown a champion at that time. Epic Games is hosting an FNCS Warmup the weekend of October 25th to ready players for what lies ahead.

Confirmed Squads

NA East:

  • Liquid 72hrs, Liquid Vivid, Liquid Chap and Tempo CizLucky
  • SEN Bugha, NRG Zayt, Liquid Stretch and Ghost Saf
  • Calculator, TSM Zexrow, TSM MackWood and TSM Vinny1x
  • FaZe Dubs, FaZe Megga, Ghost Bizzle and Rogue Eclipsae
  • Tfue, Khanada, Liquid Fiber and Cloakzy
  • Ghost Thwifo, TSM Cloud, RS ClarityG and SEN Zyfa
  • MSF Spades, Nittle, Smqcked and Casqer
  • Ghost Innocents, Ghost Assault, Keys and Slackes
  • MSF Clix, SEN HighSky, TSM Commandment and LZR Kreo
  • LZR Crimz, Liquid Poach, Hogman and Ghost Snood
  • Envy Bucke, SEN Aspect, SEN Animal and FLY Faultur

 

Europe

  • FaZe Mongraal, NRG Benjyfishy, E11 Stompy and COOLER Aqua
  • NRG MrSavage, E11 Tschinken, G2 Tohaj and hREDS BELAEU
  • E11 Klusia, E11 Boyer, Th0masHD and elokratz
  • Mitr0, Crr, TrainH Falconly and ATL K1nzell
  • MSF Endretta, MSF Osmo, MSF Ares and MSF Kylixx
  • Secret_Domentos, GMB Fwexy, GMB Letw1k3 and VP Jamside
  • Solary Airwaks, Solary Nikof, VIT Hawkers and LSE Nayte
  • Hoppy, Solary Kinstaar, MCES Andilex and Solary Hunter
  • LG Beehive, TSM Crue, RBK Ritz and Chapix
  • VIT BadSniper, VIT Oslo, LSE Skite and LSE Vato
  • Fnatic Motor, Fnatic Verox, Fnatic Smeef and Secret_Mexe
  • Pate1k, Toose, Freemok and Kong
  • TrainH BlastR, TrainH Yagsou, TrainH Seth and TrainH Alpha
  • Siberiajkee, Stormyrite, Putrick, Kiryache32

NA West

  • 100T Ceice, 100T Elevate, Liquid Riversan and Hydra
  • NRG EpikWhale, NRG Edgey, Liquid Cented and Rehx

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