ESTNN recaps and breaks down the FNCS Season 6 Finals.
The third consecutive trios Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) granted teams worldwide the chance to cement their legacies in Chapter 2 - Season 6. Epic Games solidified the three-player team format before 2021, allowing for more consistency across the board as competitors looked to readjust and establish themselves in their respective scenes. The anticipation and build-up led to this weekend, where 33 trios in seven server regions competed for a share of $3M USD, the Axe of Champions and a guaranteed spot in the FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 7 Finals.
Storylines materialized rapidly throughout the season. Teams like the defending European FNCS Champions — Hen "GUILD Hen" Mclean, Jannis "GUID JannisZ" Matwin and Moussa "Chapix" Faour — fought to reclaim what they earned in Season 5. Others such as Martin "100T MrSavage" Foss Andersen, Endre "NVD Endretta" Byre and Oscar "Falcon Refsgaard" Dalgas Refsgaard attempted to win their first FNCS title.
North American East (NA East) teams led by Malachi "ENDL8SS Reverse2k" Greiner and Evan "FaZe Cented" Barron set out to complete a season of hard work with a 12 match marathon. However, only seven teams would ultimately earn the title of “best Fortnite trio.” Day one set the stage for an exciting finish.
Europe - The High-Ground Kings Topple the Opposition
The European region orchestrated an exciting finish to the season with only the best of the best atop the leaderboard. After leading on day one, MrSavage, Endretta and Refsgaard controlled the story with ultimate supremacy on the line. However, the high-ground dominance of Aleksa "LootBoy Queasy" Cvetkovic, Nikola "Glorious TruleX" Krudulj and Wave Jur3ky yielded them the Season 6 victory as staunch underdogs.
It was not easy; Queasy, TruleX and Jur3ky battled through adversity but found themselves in many advantageous positions. MrSavage and his teammates led until the final three-game stretch, where Queasy and company crept into first-place. A tournament-clinching seventh-place finish with three eliminations proved enough to ward off the storming Norwegians. Queasy's team completed their FNCS title bid with 333 points, three Victory Royales and 53 eliminations. It was a storybook ending for a team no one gravitated to ahead of the finals.
While the top two jockeyed for position, two-time FNCS Champion Tai "GUILD TaySon" Starčič and Jérémy "Grizi 4zr" Dang and Nathan "nayte" Berquignol settled into third after an impressive run on day two. They usurped tournament favorites GUILD Flikk, GUILD Anas and GAMMA Th0masHD and grabbed the last automatic qualifier spot. The Season 5 Champions — Hen, JannisZ and chapix — struggled with spawn fights on day two and ultimately landed in eighth place.
- 1st: LootBoy Queasy44, Glоrious TruleX, Wave Jur3ky - 333 points - $300,000 / $100,000 each
- 2nd: Falcon Refsgaard, NVD Endretta, 100T MrSavage - 316 points - $210,000 / $70,000 each
- 3rd: Grizi 4zr, GUILD TaySon 7, nayte2199 - 284 points - $135,000 / $45,000 each
- 4th: GUILD Flikk, GUILD Аnas, GAMMA Th0masHD - 281 points - $120,000 / $40,000 each
- 5th: WAVE Hudinini, BL Noahreyli ӝ, rezonyache32 - 271 points - $105,000 / $35,000 each
- 6th: kiryachelfg, stormyritelfg, Gambit Toose - 259 points - $90,000 / $30,000 each
- 7th: MCES Andilex, Grizi Snayzy, xsweeze.mces - 240 points - $75,000 / $25,000 each
- 8th: GUILD HEN75, GUILD JannisZ, oogway 74 - 230 points - $60,000 / $20,000 each
- 9th: Heretics K1nzеll, apeks IDrop 7, wakie 7 - 228 points - $45,000 / $15,000 each
- 10th: zеykoo, BeGenius Sun, beGenius Jules - 224 points - $30,000 / $10,000 each
- 11th: AOS nebs, LootBoy bubаk, Devour WaiZ - 222 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 12th: Solarу Floki, Homyno Clément, GO Decyptos - 219 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 13th: RedRush 123, FL7 xsterioz, EV Mappi - 217 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 14th: Wave Joe, stompyrite, LootBoy Shadоw - 215 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 15th: CL Sаfik, Siberiajkeе, CL iRezUmi - 208 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
NA East - Reverse2k, Deyy and Mero Become the Two-Time Champs
The NA East region refused to slow down and continued what has been perhaps the best Fortnite Champion Series event to date with a stellar conclusion. Josh "TSM Commandment" Roach, FaZe Cented and Benjamin "NRG Edgey" Peterson sat on the lead after six with full intentions of breaking their runner-up curse. However, the ENDL8SS trio of Reverse2k, Mero and Deyy snatched their second Axe of Champions in the last three seasons with a clutch final match.
History repeated itself as Reverse2k, Mero and Deyy put forth a performance of the ages with an unfathomable number of eliminations and consistent placement points. With echoes of Season 4, these three players did not even need a Victory Royale to win it all. Instead, 77 eliminations and an average placement of 8.17 proved enough to secure Reverse2k, Mero and Deyy another Axe of Champions and $150K USD to split. Reverse called his shot pre-tournament and delivered on his promises.
Commandment, Cented and Edgey finished in second place for the third straight FNCS. While it was an outstanding achievement, the three NA East powerhouses fell marginally short of their expectations. An untimely exit in the final match opened the door for the new champs to reign supreme. Nonetheless, Commandment, Cented and Edgey earned 361 points, including 55 eliminations and two Victory Royales. They'll have another chance to break their runner-up curse in Chapter 2 - Season 7.
The leaderboard narrowed after first and second place, with four teams in striking distance of the ultra-important bronze position. It was Rocco “TrainH Saf” Morales, “Liquid STRETCH” and C9 Avery that finished second in the match 12 to take third overall. NA East did not disappoint whatsoever and there’s no telling what could occur next season. Here’s a look at the final leaderboard:
- 1st: ENDL8SS DEYYSIA, endless mero11, ENDLESS Reverse - 372 points - $150,000 / $50,000 each
- 2nd: TSM Cоmadon, FaZe Cented, NRG Edgey - 361 points - $105,000 / $35,000 each
- 3rd: TrainH saffy, Liquid ЅТRETCН, C9 Avery - 303 points - $69,000 / $23,000 each
- 4th: FS DEGEN, FS Αjerss, skqttles - 298 points - $60,000 / $20,000 each
- 5th: LG jamper 7, Threats 7, DT Rise - 297 points - $54,000 / $18,000 each
- 6th: FaZe Megga., Rocаine, FаZe Dubs ϟ - 295 points - $45,000 / $15,000 each
- 7th: BBG Bucke, ONE WITH PIECE, G2 MackWood - 260 points - $39,000 / $13,000 each
- 8th: SEN Aspect., XPRT Cazz, OA Whofishy - 249 points - $30,000 / $10,000 each
- 9th: C9 nosh, nut ay лол ӝ, TNG Chukky - 245 points - $24,000 / $8,000 each
- 10th: PaMstou, wCarey, Fаtch - 242 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 11th: Nittle, FS casqer, G2 Smqcked - 234 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 12th: XTRA Furiouѕ, Ghоst Blаke, XTRA Illest - 231 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 13th: LG Slackes, 1P Acornski, G2 Jаhq - 209 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 14th: elite gabeski, 9LIVES Tahi, sprite dabdabdab - 196 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 15th: XSET Ceice, Liquid Scopеd, ENDLESS TRAGIX - 190 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
NA West - Arkhram, rehx and EpikWhale Remain Untouchable
In historic fashion, the NA West team of Diego "100T Arkhram" Lima, Shane "NRG EpikWhale" Cotton and Brodie "100T rehx" Franks reminded everyone of why they are unquestionably the best in their region. The outcome seemed inevitable, despite the defending FNCS Champions getting off to somewhat of a slow start. Arkhram, EpikWhale and rehx finally encountered some adversity. Ultimately, their grasp on the NA West scene never looked more convincing than today.
Just when the other NA West competitors were on the brink crowning a new winner, Arkhram and company did what they do best — win. Arkhram, EpikWhale and rehx finished the tournament with 372 points, 56 eliminations and two Victory Royales, both of which occurred in games 11 and 12. Their Season 6 triumph marked an unprecedented third consecutive major tournament victory for the trio dating back to Chapter 2 - Season 4. Each player walked away with an Axe of Champions, $25K USD and a free ticket to the Season 7 Finals.
XTRA kenshi, tsg favs and XTRA snacky sure made the outcome enjoyable, but 348 points left them significantly short of the mark. Still, a top-three finish means they will have another chance to dethrone the best of the NA West next season. XTRA Caleb, XTRA Tautai and TRNL Wheels landed in third with 334 points. Here is the final NA West leaderboard:
- 1st: 100T Arkhram., 100T rehx, NRG EpikWhale4x - 372 points - $75,000 / $25,000 each
- 2nd: tsg favs, XTRA kеnshi, XTRA snacky - 348 points - $48,000 / $16,000 each
- 3rd: XTRA Caleb, XTRA Tautai, TRNL Wheels - 334 points - $30,000 / $10,000 each
- 4th: bluzro, 5G Nigel, Balanced Nani - 279 points - $24,000 / $8,000 each
- 5th: adambae8, chronic cozz, 4DRStorm. - 273 points - $21,000 / $7,000 each
- 6th: 100T Falconer, xtrа reetﱞ, pure chriѕ - 271 points - $18,000 / $6,000 each
- 7th: Silly Trix, Pure Mony., Reguletor - 267 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 8th: Assault Baccada, 5G verny, XTRA MIDDADDY - 255 points - $12,000 / $4,000 each
- 9th: mаken, AK Poodle, wavyjaсоb - 246 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 10th: g0dku, apex cuh., NorCal fecoy - 242 points - $6,000 / $2,000 each
- 11th: Bloom Riversаn, NORCAL BLIZY B, 5G NATE B - 238 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 12th: xen smoq, Susbaka Poffiee, Pure eclipse. - 225 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 13th: CRIIZUX., NORCAL ALITHY555, Pure Frap - 206 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 14th: TRNL TrashyTHD, DemonRosez, XTRA verT - 201 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 15th: LITTLEǃ, TEMPLE B, NC zinqxzKG - 193 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
Brazil - The K1nGs Claims Their Throne
Fortnite World Cup phenom Thiago "FaZe K1nG" Lapp continued perhaps the most impressive individual run in FNCS history with another major victory. Alongside teammates VKS Seeyun and eRa Cadu, k1nG reached his eighth FNCS Final and claimed his second victory. Similarly significant, Cash and Seeyun earned their second consecutive Axe of Champions. K1nG, Seeyun and Cadu compiled 334 points over 12 matches, including two Victory Royales and a monumental 63 eliminations. It was a performance worthy of royalty, and now three kings sit atop the Brazilian region.
- 1st: eRa cadu, VКS Seeyun, faze kіng - 334 points - $75,000 / $25,000 each
- 2nd: SNG Frаns, SNG kitоz, jpsk1ng - 313 points - $48,000 / $16,000 each
- 3rd: ABT Persa, TRNL Ed, Hero Nicks - 306 points - $30,000 / $10,000 each
- 4th: rustyachelfg, Tecne 7ム, Æ fazeryache32 - 304 points - $24,000 / $8,000 each
- 5th: washington l2, ndр, VillaMix origins - 301 points - $21,000 / $7,000 each
- 6th: TCE dott1, LEISER xeat, TCE Scarpa - 261 points - $18,000 / $6,000 each
- 7th: FURY sнeco, FURY histtory, baghu - 259 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 8th: TRIBE OPayson, SRN Phzin, gsx -s- 249 points - $12,000 / $4,000 each
- 9th: Liquid Pulga, Suetam ., BBC AG1RRE - 248 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 10th: Frosтy7, SNG dıguera, моjаk - 229 points - $6,000 / $2,000 each
- 11th: DETONA Kayky, NEW Insaиo.com, NEW Loяd.com - 214 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 12th: TCE collet, TCE wey, TCE ooguneves74 - 212 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 13th: DEMONFISHYEY, Nahue507., Sanku Ackerman - 200 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 14th: ABT pinatake, C9 blackoutz, ABT Pattaty - 199 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 15th: pina ム, mɑster, EG Digai - 193 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
Oceania - Muz, looter and Speedy Win Second Straight Title
The newly acquired Team New Age trio of Muz, looter and Speedy were too much for their Oceania opponents to contain. Despite trailing at the end of day one, the Season 5 Champions rallied back with some astounding stats. Their performance on day two included two Victory Royales and 46 eliminations, allowing them to reach an unfathomable 418 points. Muz, looter and Speedy collected another Axe of Champions and will venture to NA East to attempt the unthinkable; claim an FNCS title in a different region.
The three players split $22.5K and will represent Australia in arguably the second-most challenging scene. CLR Zedox, GLM sio and overt bathan finished runner-up after leading to end day one. Their tournament effort produced four Victory Royales. Oceania's landscape will change significantly next season. The other top teams hope to claim the throne once the champions leave.
- 1st: TNA Muz, TNA looter, TNA Speedy - 418 points - $22,500 / $7,500 each
- 2nd: overt bathan, CLR Zedox, GLM sio - 345 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 3rd: raptаh, Solace Pumpkin, Psyper - 336 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 4th: JFT Prhzy, Vоrtexzr, GLM sunz - 310 points - $6,300 / $2,100 each
- 5th: GLM oreo, chainz onfroy, jft price - 300 points - $5,400 / $1,800 each
- 6th: repulseszn, HVT Eshz, JFT Raiku - 296 points - $4,500 / $1,500 each
- 7th: PWR Jynх, PWR alecc, PWR worthy - 268 points - $3,900 / $1,300 each
- 8th: x2 ルダン, Cоde x2Twins, egirl newbatoon - 251 points - $3,300 / $1,100 each
- 9th: Sоrif, volx, syncyfishy - 234 points - $2,700 / $900 each
- 10th: TM basil, HVT Forbes, Jace 75 - 233 points - $1,800 / $600 each
- 11th: PRDX Oatley, Fresh, agеnt REL_FN - 208 points - $900 / $300 each
- 12th: TM bluezie, Mako rip, VRTX Mania - 205 points - $900 / $300 each
- 13th: ronin FA, MG rahcks, Agеnt Jake - 195 points - $900 / $300 each
- 14th: Agent Thrusty, TM Jvano ӝ, MrTassie ӝ - 185 points - $900 / $300 each
- 15th: big glizzy synr, fаllеп, 6S gek - 180 points - $900 / $300 each
Asia - New Blood Atop the Ranks
The Asian region crowned a new trio of champions after 12 intense matches. KWZ Allen, shamokiy and CE Force, who qualified for the Season 6 Finals via Heat C, put together an exceptional effort to close out the tournament. They sat in first after the opening six matches and kept the train moving on the final day. Overall, Allen, shamokiy and Force reached 294 cumulative points, achieving two Victory Royales and a region-leading 53 eliminations. From heats to the winner's circle, Allen, shamokiy and Force secured the Axe of Champions and grabbed a guaranteed seat in the Season 7 Finals.
- 1st: KWZ Allen, shamokiy, CE Force ӝ - 294 points - $36,000 / $12,000 each
- 2nd: CЕ 2SNgNl, CE fa1zzyy, CE Jozya - 279 points - $24,000 / $8,000 each
- 3rd: ragis w, Riddle Maufin 7, KUREN 王 - 270 points - $15,000 / $5,000 each
- 4th: еverlasting, Washed P1ay2r, x1now - 263 points - $12,000 / $4,000 each
- 5th: CR Qjac ӝ, CR Naetor 03, rehx cr - 234 points - $10,500 / $3,500 each
- 6th: CE Fortik, SVN pizdun, CE leyyner - 231 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 7th: ce seakhram., Runa King 7, CREssway - 228 points - $7,500 / $2,500 each
- 8th: CR 飛びます瑠璃, CR_RizArt_LOG, Rid WildHawk ゆ機 - 228 points - $6,000 / $2,000 each
- 9th: крыса0_о, MRE Walver., CE ℤötαχ - 226 points - $4,500 / $1,500 each
- 10th: OWM まいぽり, OWM ぽて, 日本生まれジャパニーズ育ち - 225 points - $3,000 / $1,000 each
- 11th: adam the gamer., fiz the gamer, zuity the gamer - 211 points - $1,500 / $500 each
- 12th: CA.Naoyä, Vеrzide, STRONG HUMАN - 209 points - $1,500 / $500 each
- 13th: Dеаdman, CCC ALBA ぼっとだんご, ALBA Raifer - 205 points - $1,500 / $500 each
- 14th: alba rainyだゾ, nsr miyaだゾ, cr yuseаだゾ - 201 points - $1,500 / $500 each
- 15th: しゅんしゃんだ, LCF りる, yamathy - 199 points - $1,500 / $500 each
Middle East - Dexefite, I4xPRO and vagnaR Take Their Second Title
The always underrated Middle East region produced a two-time FNCS Champion as Season 4 winners vagnaR, KINGS I4XPRO and TU Dexefite experienced the best kind of deja vu. These three shined statistically in every category, especially eliminations, which they earned a mind-bending 71 across their 12-match stretch. Add on two Victory Royales and an average placement of 7.50, which is the recipe for success. Dexefite, vagnaR and I4XPRO have automatically qualified for next season's FNCS Final, where they'll look to retain the Axe of Champions.
- 1st: vagnarite, KINGS 0000000000, TU Dexefite - 376 points - $30,000 / $10,000 each
- 2nd: Falcon Snowkaz, Falcon Nm7yfishy, Falcon Rv - 330 points - $19,500 / $6,500 each
- 3rd: Falcon Modisk., Falcon Kai, Kings AbuFal7 - 303 points - $12,000 / $4,000 each
- 4th: Falcon 19yo, Falcon FHD, Falcon Yonx - 298 points - $9,000 / $3,000 each
- 5th: Falcon xSpeedy, SCYTES Heif, SAQR 7man - 276 points - $7,500 / $2,500 each
- 6th: scytes kuki, Falcon Anasilex, GXR Nylilex - 274 points- $6,600 / $2,200 each
- 7th: Hawk FHD, Sonic Dem0n, OshTekk Hero - 273 points - $5,400 / $1,800 each
- 8th: хJаm, SAQR Hellon, Deviluссi - 228 points - $4,800 / $1,600 each
- 9th: KINGS Kroolreyli, SAQR Njﱞby, Msgada1x - 224 points - $4,200 / $1,400 each
- 10th: map xo, LоFiHD, Arrow Sfa7ilex - 223 points - $2,400 / $800 each
- 11th: AQ Khalood, LND Ski, LND Ax3 - 222 points - $1,350 / $450 each
- 12th: Bnga, 01 KaKaRoT 19, YaLLa QwAy - 197 points - $1,350 / $450 each
- 13th: SAQR QnDx, SAQR Rapit, SAQR Unіt - 194 points - $1,350 / $450 each
- 14th: KINGS FKS, KINGS Metabziz, SAQR 506 - 193 points - $1,350 / $450 each
- 15th: Hawk Hulkskun, Astra Minas, HWR Smsom - 191 points - $1,350 / $450 each
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