ESTNN recaps the results for the August 25 DreamHack Cash Cup Extra trios tournament for NA East and Europe.
Fortnite trios worldwide are on a collision course with the grand finale of Chapter 2 - Season 7. The FNCS Season 7 Finals are mere weeks away, and these teams need all the practice they can handle if they hope to secure a portion of the $3M USD up for grabs and the coveted Axe of Champions. Thankfully, the DreamHack Cash Cup Extra adds another layer of intense w-key practice for the top-132 teams from this week’s NA East and Europe Trio Cash Cups.
With six points per elimination and a whole lot of placement points on the line, the Cash Cup Extra is a tall task for the world’s elite teams. The Europe and NA East tournaments concluded today, and the results should not surprise those who follow competitive Fortnite. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at how the top 132 teams in each region performed as they competed for a share of $34.5K USD and confidence heading into the final stages of the Fortnite Champion Series.
TaySon, Veno & Rezon Annihilate the Field
Three-time FNCS Winner Tai “Falcon TaySon” Starčič found another championship-caliber team in Rezon and fellow Falcons Esports player Veno. The three Fortnite phenoms have two Trio Cash Cup wins under their belt this season and added a Cash Cup Extra earlier today. It wasn’t close, either. TaySon, Rezon and Veno won three of their eight matches and earned 91 eliminations—the most of any team by a wide margin.
TaySon has a clear eye for talent, considering he left the team he finished third with in FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6. The three players possess the ability to w-key Europe’s best trios and can play smart. That’s a dangerous combination, making TaySon, Rezon and Veno a front-runner in Season 7. Seeing them decimate the Cash Cup Extra should be all of Europe on notice.
Wolfiez, Merijn & Milan Land in Distant Second
The Fortnite World Cup runner-up Jaden “XL Wolfiez” Ashman, GAMMA Merijn and Milan "GXR milan" Lopes managed three top-five results to finish the competition in second place. Apart from TaySon’s team, Wolfiez and company looked exceptional down the stretch. Their ten-game effort produced nearly 70 eliminations and a Victory Royale, which ultimately helped them secure second-place in a tie-breaker.
Wolfiez, Merijn and milan have now achieved a Cash Cup Extra runner-up on the heels of two top-ten Trio Cash Cup results in the last few weeks. Their playstyle seems adaptable to different scoring systems, making them a contender in the FNCS Semi-Finals.
The Frenchman Lose Tie-Breaker for Third
Alexandre “Falcon Andilex” Christophe, Jérémy "4zr" Dang and Cyprien "Xsweeze" Dumonteil have emerged as a trio this season worth keeping an eye on ahead of the FNCS Finals. Their first-place finish in the third FNCS Season 7 Qualifier was spectacular, as was their win in this week's Trio Cash Cup. The all-French trio secured another impressive finish in the Cash Cup Extra, earning 672 points across ten matches with 74 eliminations--the field’s second-highest mark.
Unfortunately, Andilex, Merijn and Milan failed to secure a Victory Royale, which ultimately lost the tie-breaker. Nonetheless, there’s no denying their recent success heading into the most critical part of Chapter 2 - Season 7. They’ll look to content for the Axe of Champions in two weeks after a third-place Cash Cup Extra result.
- 1st: Falcon Veno 7, Falcon TaySon 7, rezon ay лол 7 - 846 points - $2,100 ($700 per player)
- 2nd: wxlfiez, GAMMA Merijn, GXR Milаn - 672 points - $1,800 ($600 per player)
- 3rd: Falcon Andilada, 4zr -9-, хsweeze - 672 points - $1,500 ($500 per player)
- 4th: Wave Joe, NRG benjуfishу, LootBoy Shadоw - 652 points - $1,200 ($400 per player)
- 5th: WAVE HIGHGROUND, BL 이백삼, аlways on height - 642 points - $900 ($300 per player)
- 6th: kiryachelfg, EvozA Stormyrite, Gambit Toose - 620 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 7th: airknn., MCES DKSMARU, b1acky.BDS - 541 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 8th: jkey -9-, XIV Mosh -9-, tazereyli - 538 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 9th: FT kirb1, VeN Cherentos, eQz Ogurchik - 520 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 10th: Flames Flownada, OVA Pizza4k, OVA Ardit - 513 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 11th: Shaniszn, Amandusfn, HavreFN - 507 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 12th: Jojooolfg, DREAM Stasiowyy, RCY paxxyen. - 506 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 13th: Falcon Refsgaard, NVD Endretta, 100T MrSavage - 506 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 14th: PG Xenolith, Wakie fanboy., ssp monkey - 503 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 15th: VCTRY Jimke, Glorious M1lo, Chic0FA - 496 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 16th: exeed Ardi 7, exeed Belusi, 20s Kowalski - 493 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 17th: Solarу Floki, Solarу Clement, GO Decyptos - 493 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 18th: CL Sаfik, Centric 기본, СL putriсk - 493 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 19th: raxi 11, hwxrren, Koffe7 - 490 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 20th: shadyache32, TT9 Passivq, AyarBaffo - 486 points - $600 ($200 per player)
Cented, Edgey & Commandment Win Last Game and the Tournament
Despite being down heading into the final few matches, the dominant NA East triumvirate of Evan “FaZe Cented” Barron, Benjamin “NRG Edgey” Peterson and Josh “TSM FTX Commandment” Roach once again delivered. Their consistency across the seven matches they played was second to none. The three-time FNCS runners-up finished no lower than in the Cash Cup Extra, ultimately earning two Victory Royales and finishing with an average placement of 4.14.
Those sort of numbers mixed with 59 eliminations is a near-perfect recipe for success. It seems the perennial second-place finishers are trending upward at the right time and could win their first Axe of Champions in two weeks. Cented, Edgey and Commandment are long overdue for an FNCS title.
Degen, Ajerss and skqttles Narrowly Finish in Second
Another impressive team—Degen, Ajerss and skqttles—have moved far past their roster changes from earlier this season and are right back on top. They were in the driver’s seat in the final moments of the Cash Cup Extra but could only watch as Cented and company stole the show. While they haven’t blown anyone away with their results, competitive Fortnite fans know how good Degen, Ajerss and skqttles can be in these stacked matches.
Their Cash Cup Extra performance produced 651 points, including 65 eliminations and two Victory Royales. It’ll be an interesting few weeks as these teams prepare to battle for a share of $3M USD in the Season 7 Finals.
Two-Time FNCS Champs Make a Statement, Snag Third
It should come as no surprise to see former ENDL8SS teammates Dejsean “Deyy” Hew, Mero and Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner shine in a format that rewards eliminations significantly. Like Degen’s team, the two-time FNCS Champs have gotten over the unexpected roster moves from a few months ago. Since then, they’ve finished first and fourth in recent Trio Cash Cups and secured their second third-place Cash Cup Extra finish.
This time around, Deyy, Mero and Reverse finished with a stat line of 60 eliminations and one Victory Royale. While this could be Reverse’s last competitive Fortnite season, he is sure heading out with a blaze of glory.
- 1st: TSM FTX Comadon, FaZe Cented, NRG Edgey - 661 points - $2,100 ($700 per player)
- 2nd: FS DEGEN, FS Αjerss, skqttles - 651 points - $1,800 ($600 per player)
- 3rd: Deyу, MЕR0, Reverse2k - 640 points - $1,500 ($500 per player)
- 4th: SEN Aspect., Moon Cazz, OA Whofishy - 635 points - 637 points - $1,200 ($400 per player)
- 5th: FS Dukame, DL Justice, twitter userzfn - 623 points - $900 ($300 per player)
- 6th: 33 HEIGHTONLY, TNG Eomzo, TNG chukky FR - 610 points - 595 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 7th: Saf 1111, PIECED UP NADA, Liquid STRЕTCН - 608 points - 589 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 8th: LG Jamper Ⅶ, Threat3ky, TNG Rise - 569 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 9th: XTRA Reetlol ., Falcon TaySon 7, Falcon chapix - 561 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 10th: Flow hits 30s, Spaz 50, I Pull Zones 777 - 552 points - $750 ($250 per player)
- 11th: elite nardwuar, G2 MackWood, TRAGIX相信 - 543 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 12th: balanced cerbs, Balanced Pub, vаntam - 540 points - 537 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 13th: pgod ℵ, TNG Peterbot, TNG Tkay - 539 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 14th: coldfv, ELITXE7, TMP Cryp - 527 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 15th: Reducs, TwixSon 7, AG Chubs - 517 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 16th: AG Sigma, JaxenJ., Abbo blalalala - 517 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 17th: Chronic Jayz, TNG Nani yt, Zpxу - 513 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 18th: GODAIM OwlFN, ERA ALITHY, Frapai - 498 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 19th: brycx ay лол, flu cam, 4LK Plague - 495 points - $600 ($200 per player)
- 20th: BBG Kre, NRG Buckе, NRG СІіх - 492 points - $600 ($200 per player)
That concludes our coverage of the Cash Cup Extra. The FNCS Semi-Finals are this weekend, so be sure to check back with ESTNN for more content in the next few days!
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