FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 3 continued with another action-packed day of competitive Fortnite!
Players who did not punch their ticket to stage two yesterday needed to bounce back. Several notable players, including 100T MrSavage, NRG benjyfishy, FaZe Mongraal and TSM Khanada are just a handful who found success in the first qualifier. They have already endured nine hours of solo gameplay, which requires next-level mental endurance. Over 100 players have a guaranteed spot in the next round.
The second of four qualifiers provided more of the same. Players in six of the seven competitive Fortnite regions queued into a maximum of 20 matches with hopes of earning a qualification through to heats. Keep in mind that the Top-50 in NA East, NA West, Europe and Brazil secure their spot in stage two. Whereas the top-25 in Asia and Oceania will accomplish the same. Let’s take a look at who managed to qualify on day two.
NRG benjyfishy is on quite a roll in Chapter 2 - Season 3. He continued an impressive stretch of solo placements with a win in the second FNCS Qualifier. Across six games, benjyfishy racked up 23 eliminations and 38 points in total. As a result of his performance in the Grand Finals, Benjy secured his second stage two qualification in two days. It seems that the young NRG Esports competitor has figured out the meta this season.
OVA Noahreyli finished in second place with 54 points. Like benjyfishy, Noahreyli is having himself a solid season after taking second place in a Solo Cash Cup behind Benjy just two weeks ago. Noahreyli earned the most eliminations of any player in the Grand Finals with 25. Other notables to finish top-50 include 100T MrSavage, teeq, MCES Andilex, FaZe Mongraal, Liquid mitr0 and ATL LeTsHe.
Former duo partners Liquid STRETCH and Bugha populated the top of the leaderboard for the NA East region. However, STRETCH is beginning to separate himself as the best solo player with his second straight tournament win in less than a month. Last time, he took first in the DreamHack Online Open. After not qualifying yesterday, STRETCH rallied from 100th place in the semi-finals to first place in the Grand Finals. Overall, STRETCH accumulated 57 points with 16 eliminations and will make an appearance in heats later this month.
Fortnite World Cup Champion Bugha also achieved his first qualification in the second qualifier. He earned 54 points over six matches with 14 eliminations. Two-time FNCS Finalist Acorn finished in third place with 51 points and one Victory Royale. All 50 players shown above will move into stage two.
Fifteen-year-old Middi of XTRA Gaming took first place in the NA West region. His 68-point performance came about from 20 eliminations and no Victory Royales. It was a much-needed display from the young XTRA Gaming competitor, who did not finish inside the top-50 yesterday.
Fellow XTRA Gaming member Kenshi finished just behind Middi in second place. He earned 63 points, tying 100 Thieves’ Arkhram. However, Kenshi’s Victory Royale elevated him over Arkhram on the leaderboard. The top 50 players above will have a spot in stage two in a few weeks.
Fortnite World Cup standout king dominated the second FNCS Qualifier with 67 points. His performance produced 14 eliminations and 2 Victory Royales. The young Argentinian will be one of the favorites as we move closer to the Grand Finals. Double Fortnite World Cup Qualifier FA Nicks took second place on day two with 61 points. All 50 players listed above will participate in stage two.
Fifteen-year-old Australian player sunz took first place in the second Oceania FNCS Qualifier. In the Grand Finals, he managed 58 points with 17 eliminations and no Victory Royales. Sunz’s consistent top-30 finishes helped him accumulate plenty of placement points. He adds himself to the growing list of players who will find themselves in stage two later this month.
Also on that list are criser and muffinman2104 who respectively finished in second and third with 51 points. Looter, Sorif, Muz, worthy, volx, Jynx, Oatley and jahlyn have all qualified twice for stage two. Two qualifiers remain for the Oceania region.
CE jozya earned his second straight qualification and first qualifier victory on day two in the Asia region. After six games, jozya ended with 58 points in total. He won the opening match of session three and found himself in the winner’s circle. He will move into stage two, along with second-place and third-place finishers leyyner 44 and NSR Rainy.
Rainy, Riddle Wildhawk, BudewModest.cr, GW_Albedo and xEllthur have all qualified twice for heats later this month. The Asia FNCS qualifiers will continue with another 18 hours of gameplay next weekend.
Stay tuned for more coverage of the Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 - Season 3!