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Fortnite: Chipotle Challenger Series Returns With $250K Prize Pool

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The Chipotle Challenger Series is back.


The popular fast-casual food chain Chipotle has returned to the competitive Fortnite scene with another Challenger Series installment. The franchise hosted two $50K USD competitions back in the fall of 2020, where the top three teams in each collected prize money and free burritos for one year. After a brief hiatus, Chipotle is back in Fortnite with a $250K prize pool spread across a spring, summer, fall and winter tournament this year. Each season features a round of qualifiers for eligible teams to participate. Chipotle is also handing a year's supply of free burritos to the top Grand Final finishers.

Chipotle Challenger Series Format

Unlike the last two Chipotle events, this will be a duos tournament, meaning only teams of two are eligible to compete. Ten pairs from each qualifier will advance to the Grand Finals on March 30, where they’ll compete against ten invited teams. The qualifier format is not a traditional custom-match Fortnite tournament. Here’s is the format breakdown:

  • Two-hour session
  • Fortnite Duos matchmaking playlist
  • Kill-race tournament
  • Teams must submit their three best scores in one clear and visible screenshot for verification
  • The top ten duos move into the Grand Finals

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Chipotle Challenger Series Scoring System

The tournament scoring system awards points for placement and eliminations. Victory Royales and eliminations are essential, considering the number of teams in play. Here is the Chipotle Challenger Series’ complete scoring system:

  • Victory Royale: 10 points
  • 2nd: 7 points
  • 3rd: 5 points
  • 4th: 4 points
  • 5th-8th: 3 points
  • 9th-12th: 2 points
  • 13th-16th: 1 point
  • Each elimination: 2 points

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

Each season features a $40K USD prize pool with $25K USD in Logitech gear on the line for the qualifiers and Grand Finals. The winning qualifier teams will collect $2.5K USD in cash, a $1.5K USD Logitech digital code and a custom Astro Gaming headset.

Qualifier Prize Pool

  • 1st: $2,500 USD, $1,500 Logitech Digital Code and an 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
  • 2,500 participants receive a BOGO Digital Chipotle code

Grand Finals Prize Pool

  • 1st: $15,000 USD & Burritos for a Year
  • 2nd: $7,500 USD & Burritos for a Year
  • 3rd: $5,000 USD & Burritos for a Year
  • 4th: $2,500 USD & Burritos 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

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How to Register

Those looking to compete in the Chipotle Challenger Series need to register on the tournament’s website and fit the following eligibility rules:

  • Be at least 13 years of age
  • Live in either the United States or Canada
  • Have Fortnite for Xbox, PlayStation or PC
  • Have a verified Challonge account

Here are the registration links, dates and times for each qualifier:

The Grand Finals will occur on March 30 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST. Here are some well-known names involved in the tournament series:

  • Timthetatman
  • Bugha
  • Ronaldo
  • Aydan
  • Neeko
  • EmadGG
  • BrookeAB

Interested teams should secure their spot before it’s too late. Those who miss the first round of qualifiers will have more chances throughout the year to take part. Visit the Chipotle Challenger Series’ official website for more details!

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