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Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series Fall 2021: Everything You Need To Know

A Fortnite character poses next to a sign for the Chiptole Challenger Series featuring Fortnite

The Chipotle Challengers Series featuring Fortnite is back after a Summer break.

Last time out in March, TSM Commandment and FaZe Cented claimed first place in the Grand Finals. They collected $15K USD to split and a year supply of burritos from the popular chain. Now, another group of players has a chance to win themselves a share of $275K USD in cash and prizes throughout October.

Several invited teams have already secured their spot in the Challenger Series Finals. However, there is a qualification process that could grant you a chance to compete against some of the best players in North America. We have all of the information you need to get your Chipote Challenger Series journey started.

Open Qualifiers: Format, Schedule & Prizes

The Chipotle Challenger Series qualifiers are already underway, so time is ticking. Tournament organizers ran the first of four qualifiers on October 3, and only three more opportunities remain until the Grand Finals. The format is an elimination race — where duos will queue into public matches and earn as many eliminations as possible.

Teams will compete in the elimination race for a specific one-hour time limit. They will then submit their best three games across that period. Players must submit their scores via a clear screenshot to be in the running. The top 11 duos from each qualifier will secure themselves a spot in the Grand Finals.

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Here is a quick recap of the tournament format, point system and prize pool distribution for the qualifiers:

Chipotle Challenger Series Qualifiers

  • October 3, 4, 6 and 7 at 7 PM EST
  • One-hour limit
  • Elimination race in public match lobbies (not Arena Mode)
  • Teams submit their best three scores based on placement and eliminations
  • The top 11 teams advance to the Grand Finalè

Scoring System

  • 1st: 10 points
  • 2nd: 7 points
  • 3rd: 5 points
  • 4th: 4 points
  • 5th-8th: 3 points
  • 9th-12th: 2 points
  • 13th-16th: 1 point
  • Eliminations: 3 points each

Prize Pool

  • 1st: $2,500 + $1,500 Logitech Digital Code + Chipotle Challenger Series Astro Headset
  • 2nd: $1,000 Logitech Digital Code
  • 3rd: $750 Logitech Digital Code
  • 4th: $500 Logitech Digital Code
  • 5th: $250 Logitech Digital Code
  • 6th-10th: $200 Logitech Digital Code

Grand Finale: Format, Schedule & Prizes

Fifty teams will compete in the Grand Finals for a share of $35K USD and a chance to win free Chipotle for a year. The format tasks duos with earning points based on eliminations and placement across three matches. After those three games, tournament organizers will tally the score and award prizes to the top ten teams.

Here is the Grand Finals format, scoring system and prize distribution:

Chipotle Challenger Series Finals

  • October 10 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 EST
  • Three-hour time period
  • Three custom matches
  • Teams earn points based on eliminations and placement as defined below

Scoring System

  • 1st: 10 points
  • 2nd: 7 points
  • 3rd: 5 points
  • 4th: 4 points
  • 5th-8th: 3 points
  • 9th-12th: 2 points
  • 13th-16th: 1 point
  • Eliminations: 3 points each
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Prize Pool

  • 1st: $15,000 + Chipotle for a Year
  • 2nd: $7,500 + Chipotle for a Year
  • 3rd: $5,000 + Chipotle for a Year
  • 4th: $2,500 + Chipotle for a Year
  • 5th: $2,000 Logitech Digital Code
  • 6th: $1,200 Logitech Digital Code
  • 7th: $750 Logitech Digital Code
  • 8th: $500 Logitech Digital Code
  • 9th: $300 Logitech Digital Code
  • 10th: $250 Logitech Digital Code

How to Register

To register for the Chipotle Challenger Series Qualifiers, you must navigate to the tournament’s website. Nearly 300 teams have registered for Qualifier #2, which will occur at 7 PM EST on October 4. However, there are two more after that, and you can participate in both if you choose.

Follow these instructions to register your team:

  1. Navigate to Chipotle Challenger Series website
  2. Click Register Now in the upper-right corner
  3. Select the Qualifier session you’d like to register under
  4. Create an account on the Challonge website
  5. Fill out the registration form and invite your team
  6. Have your teammate accept the invite

That should cover everything you need to know about the Fall 2021 Chipotle Challenger Series featuring Fortnite. Be sure to watch the Grand Finals unfold on Chipotle’s Twitch channel, where you can witness high-level Fortnite and get your hands on some free burrito codes.

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