Matt Pryor
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Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.

Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 Finals Recap & Results

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This weekend, seven trios across competitive Fortnite’s seven worldwide regions solidified themselves in the history books.


Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 2 – Season 8 has been a brief but exciting endeavor for competitive Fortnite fans. Season 8 began with two weekly qualifiers, which set up a marathon finish for some, as teams scrambled to earn a spot in the Season 8 Finals. More than 30 trios per region obtained the right to compete for a share of $3M USD and the coveted in-game Axe of Champions harvesting tool when all was said and done.

Intrigue and drama became critical factors for all regions with team changes aplenty and consistent drop spot conflicts. Those came to a head in the Season 8 Finals, which unfolded across two days and 12 total matches. Only seven could ultimately call themselves their region’s best trio.

Today, ESTNN recaps all the action from this past weekend’s festivities. Join us as we look at all the winners and critical players in the Season 8 Finals.

Europe

Kami, Setty & teeq Obliterate the Field

Dominance in Fortnite happens in waves. We’ve seen dominant play here and there throughout the last four years, but few could compare to what the Polish trio of Kami, Setty and teeq accomplished in the Season 8 Finals. With 32 talented teams in the mix, this trio stuck to their game plan and executed it perfectly. The three players closed out day one with a commanding 64-point lead over second place.

Day two provided more of the same—Kami, Setty and teeq racked up an eight, second, second, and seventh in four of the last six matches. That 64-point lead swiftly increased to an 80-point lead and finally nearly 100 points. As the final Victory Royale screen rolled, Kami, Setty and teeq stood as dominant champions in Fortnite’s most challenging region. The three Polish players earned every cent of their $300K USD winnings and the Axe of Champions.

FlowiS, Hellfire & Skram Rally on Day Two to Finish Second

The team of FlowiS, Hellfire and Skram looked outstanding on day one and were undoubtedly overshadowed by Kami and company. After ending day one in fourth, this trio continued the momentum into day two despite the obstacles in front of them. FlowiS, Hellfire and Skram picked up their only Victory Royale in match number 10, ending the competition with 328 points.

Although they finished a whopping 92 points behind first, it was all positives for FlowiS, Hellfire and Skram. They completed the Season 8 Finals with 52 eliminations and an impressive average placement of 8. Each player will collect $70K USD and deservedly so, considering their consistency in a field riddled with talented teams.

Aqua, crr & Fastroki Earn Two Victory Royales, Finish Third

Fortnite World Cup Duo Champion aqua sailed into the Season 8 Finals as one of the favorites. It took a Reboot Round victory, but he, crr and Fastroki would ultimately reach the competition’s final leg with an uncontested Boney Burbs drop spot. Aqua and company did what they do best in the Finals, securing height often and collecting two Victory Royales.

Season 8 marked a return to form for aqua, who has experienced insurmountable ups and downs in the past few FNCS competitions. His teammates crr and Fastroki also gained a lot from their experience, including $45K USD and a seal of approval in the European region.

Final Leaderboard

  • 1st: BL Setty, KamiFN, GXR teeq – 420 points ($300,000 / $100,000 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: Flames Flownada, Not Hellfire, 00 Skram – 328 points ($210,000 / $70,000 each)
  • 3rd: Fastroki, fnatic crriya, аqua – 327 points ($135,000 / $45,000 each)
  • 4th: Solarу Floki, Solarу Clement, GO Decyptos – 266 points ($120,000 / $40,000 each)
  • 5th: lootboy kiryache, FS Stоrmyrite, Gambit Toose – 295 points ($105,000 / $35,000 each)
  • 6th: King Michаel, PW AstroSMZ, XL Veroх – 281 points ($90,000 / $30,000 each)
  • 7th: Merstach., TT9 Malibuca, Onyx sнizonaмe – 254 points ($75,000 / $25,000 each)
  • 8th: Queasykame, GUILD Аnas, Th0masHD 58 ($60,000 / $20,000 each)
  • 9th: BL Raifla, Heretics K1nzеll, Bifrost Jur3ky – 224 points ($45,000 / $15,000 each)
  • 10th: dyoxyache32, Crow VII, KPI Joseeh – 215 points ($30,000 / $10,000 each)
  • 11th: LP Seanvpieced, ALOFT Xenolith, LP Remix – 212 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 12th: Falcon, Andi EW, 4zr, xsweeze ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 13th: Centric Hottie, elokratz, Lootboy trippern ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 14th: Rix Pinq, nebs 04, mouz stompy – 197 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 15th: advise 7, homyno voxe, Edison LFG – 190 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)

NA East

World Cup Champ Bugha Wins First FNCS Title with Muz & Mero

The legacy of Fortnite World Cup Champion Bugha added another outstanding achievement after two intense days of competition. Alongside relatively new trio teammates Muz and Mero, these three encountered adversity but fought hard until the very end. The three players sat it second after day one. It would take a masterful performance over the final six matches to claim the FNCS Season 8 title.

Bugha, Muz and Mero opened the final day with three straight top-five finishes and 31 eliminations. While the three faltered over their remaining three matches, it didn’t matter. Some clutch elimination and placement points coming home got the job done. Bugha, Mero and Muz earned 341 points overall, including 65 eliminations and an average placement of 8.58. The victory was executed superbly, and all three players rightfully earned the $135K USD grand prize and the Axe of Champions.

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Deyy, Jamper & Tragix Make a Run, Fall Slightly Short

Arguably Season 8’s best trio delivered on all expectations in the Finals. Many predicted this accomplished trio as the Season 8 Champions, and that almost came to fruition. The three players switched their drop spot coming in from Dirty Docks to Steamy Stacks and it worked out in their favor. Much like Bugha’s team, Deyy, Jamper and Tragix put themselves into an advantageous position on day one, finishing fifth with 158 points and a Victory Royale.

They made it interesting on day two of the Finals. A Victory Royale in the penultimate game put them in position to knock off Bugha, Muz and Mero. The two teams scratched and clawed, but Deyy and company fell short, despite finishing third in the last game. It was a season full of success for the two-time FNCS Champ, Jamper and Tragix, who won multiple tournaments in Season 8.

OSP, Visxals and Fryst sat in the driver’s seat heading into day two but only by the narrowest margin. They accumulated 185 points on day one, but the FNCS title required a flawless follow-up to put away. OSP, Visxals and Fryst began the day with a fourth-place finish and three eliminations. However, a few sub-par games put them behind.

At the end of day two, the day one leaders had 317 points total. That included two Victory Royales and 57 eliminations. OSP’s team put together two solid days of Fortnite but fell short of the two NA East titans. Their third-place finish secured them $23K USD each.

  • 1st: TNA Muz, tna mero11, SEN BUGHADORF – 341 points ($135,000 / $45,000 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: LG jamper -VII, XTRA Deyylol, NOVA TRAGIX – 334 points ($105,000 / $35,000 each)
  • 3rd: OSPERATIE, K2G Visxals, C9 Fryst – 317 points ($69,000 / $23,000 each)
  • 4th: TSM FTX Comadon, FaZe Cented, Liquid ЅTROMADON – 280 points ($60,000 / $20,000 each)
  • 5th: GoodGuyNani yt, Kwanti., moon duskybot – 271 points ($54,000 / $18,000 each)
  • 6th: XSET Ceice 4PF, K2G Cold, elitxe ay лол 7 – 269 points ($45,000 / $15,000 each)
  • 7th: VCGO Avivv Yt, domyachelfg, Ganzo Lakes – 259 points ($39,000 / $13,000 each)
  • 8th: ManCity Threats, NRG Edgey, DТ Rise – 252 points ($24,000 / $8,000 each)
  • 9th: FS DEGEN, Ajerss, BBG KHANADA 200 – 245 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 10th: KNIGHT, RogueShаrk, clarityG – 233 points ($10,500 / $3,500 each)
  • 11th: NRG Buckе, TNG Peterbot, G2 MackWood – 224 points ($6,900 / $2,300 each)
  • 12th: Twitter DukezFN, KNG Justice, twitter userzfn – 212 points ($6,900 / $2,300 each)
  • 13th: skqttles, C9 nosh, TNG Nut – 209 points ($6,900 / $2,300 each)
  • 14th: TabzG, noob teyo, ELITE PLEGE 21VV – 204 points ($6,900 / $2,300 each)
  • 15th: lil аle, susscriptbot, PSR Vilets – 197 points ($6,900 / $2,300 each)

NA West

Reet, Snacky & Favs Survie Late Surge by the Four-Time Champs

The NA West region somehow provided the most intrigue of any other region. After a day filled with action, leaders Reet, Snacky and Favs had the tall order of closing out their first FNCS victory. Four-time champions EpikWhale, Arkham and rehx sat a whopping 82 points behind Reet’s trio with six more games remaining. Eyeing their fifth consecutive FNCS Championship, Arkham and company had a lot of ground to make up.

Reet, Snacky and Favs had to keep their foot on the gas to end their reign. Both teams put forth some of the most outstanding efforts in FNCS. Reet’s teams managed a Victory Royale and two second-place finishes. On the flip side, Akhram, EpikWhale and rehx won three of their last six games to nearly overcome an 82-point deficit.

It all came down to the closing moments, where Reet and Favs stayed alive as a duo and compiled enough elimination and placement points to hold on and win. It was an admirable effort from both teams, and the result could not have been any closer. Reet, Snacky and Favs earned 416 points—good enough for first, $48K USD and the Axe of Champions.

  • 1st: XTRA Reetlol, 33 favs, XTRA snacky – 416 points ($48,000 / $16,000 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: 100T Arkhram, 100T rehx, NRG EpikWhale5x – 401 points ($34,500 / $11,500 each)
  • 3rd: CLG symetrical, TEMPLE B, 33 wavyjacob – 325 points ($24,000 / $8,000 each)
  • 4th: KNG jagveer, Bumbоy, PSR Batman Bugha – 299 points ($21,000 / $7,000 each)
  • 5th: poffiee, outcast cyrzr, psr eclipse – 292 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 6th: JayRosez, LeDog James, 42 zinqxz – 289 points ($10,500 / $3,500 each)
  • 7th: 33 andyjoshua, FS criizux., G2 Jelty – 285 points ($9,000 / $3,000 each)
  • 8th: xtra hashira 74, 33 Kaboo, PSR Nico – 264 points ($7,500 / $2,500 each)
  • 9th: MERK Yumi34, PSR Squishy, mystry kono – 244 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)
  • 10th: Trix 30, User-6b9c34cf15, User-f5c7f396cc – 235 points ($4,500 / $1,500 each)
  • 11th: Reguletor PSR, 33 BLIZY WLR, 33 NATE – 226 points ($3,000 / $1,000 each)
  • 12th: KNG сhicken, Kytrex, 33 Mechton – 218 points ($3,000 / $1,000 each)
  • 13th: KNG defiable, AG Mojo, PSR Salko – 216 points ($3,000 / $1,000 each)
  • 14th: XTRA Caleb., Riversan, XTRA Tautai – 214 points ($3,000 / $1,000 each)
  • 15th: CLG Nitrix WLR, Hocklе, K2G Angel – 213 points ($3,000 / $1,000 each)
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Here are the results from all of the other regions:

Brazil

  • 1st: HERO OPai, phzin, TCE gsx – 313 points ($90,000 / $30,000 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: pattaty, LoudHisttory7, sng ktz – 312 points ($75,000 / $25,000 each)
  • 3rd: eRa cadu, VKS Seeyun2x, 9z Ed – 307 points ($51,000 / $17,000 each)
  • 4th: 100T rynm., KBR -ɢ-, SNG diguerа – 301 points ($42,000 / $14,000 each)
  • 5th: ffishy, talls, Sanku ay лол 7 – 299 points ($30,000 / $10,000 each)
  • 6th: rustyachelfg, Tecne -VII, fazeryache32 – 264 points ($21,000 / $7,000 each)
  • 7th: LoudKurtz7, LoudFrosty7, TCE redlee – 260 points ($18,000 / $6,000 each)
  • 8th: Liquid Persa, TCE cоllet, HERO GOLDENBOY – 259 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 9th: 9z H4wwk, SNG Frans, bagu – 258 points ($12,000 / $4,000 each)
  • 10th: NEW orіgins, faze k, TCE jpsk1ng – 246 points ($9,000 / $3,000 each)
  • 11th: Riquelmee -RD-, 9z off top, Gustyx 7 – 228 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)
  • 12th: dott1 lv, wey, WAVE SCARPA 203 – 208 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)
  • 13th: STM Cacu, STM Neno, Lewa POTENCIADO – 200 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)
  • 14th: solo xeat0n, TCE guneves, nov1dade – 198 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)
  • 15th: Liquid Pina, yagami, digaiyun – 198 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)

Asia

  • 1st: ALBA-A SwizzY, sleppyzotax, 347monkey – 377 points ($36,000 / $12,000 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: ALBA OTOME, FOCUS Tzuyu., FCS LODSTK 幸運Ⅲ – 322 points ($24,000 / $8,000 each)
  • 3rd: nsr miya, FCS Frareyli Ӝ., kwz pinaxyz – 311 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 4th: 僕が1番強いるなちだよ, wzd raru, CR yuseаだゾ – 311 points ($12,000 / $4,000 each)
  • 5th: Rid WHawk L2R2, Rid Maufin_o, Rimr – 307 points ($10,500 / $3,500 each)
  • 6th: CRLowGroundRur1, FA ペぽ L2R2, A2almight Koyota – 303 points ($9,000 / $3,000 each)
  • 7th: CR Qjаc, CR Xnaetor, аlice 74 – 296 points ($7,500 / $2,500 each)
  • 8th: Rialy Zell, GW Kogane., KWZ かげとら – 271 points ($6,000 / $2,000 each)
  • 9th: FOCUS seak., desway7, ALBA-A fa1zzy – 266 points ($4,500 / $1,500 each)
  • 10th: alba maesar ., ぼっととReet, ALBA KUREN – 248 points ($3,000 / $1,000 each)
  • 11th: GW CHOCOLUV 老桜, えいむ., GW_Harukiyo – 240 points ($1,500 / $500 each)
  • 12th: CR本気RYUSEss, peterpan 203, user1p424hr02yi – 229 points ($1,500 / $500 each)
  • 13th: RiddleFire, Riddle RazL, SHINCK ON TOP – 212 points ($1,500 / $500 each)
  • 14th: ALBA まいぽり, Stork 77, wzd merem – 192 points ($1,500 / $500 each)
  • 15th: ALBA-A 2SNgNl, FCS Jozya Yato, leyyner – 190 points ($1,500 / $500 each)

Middle East

  • 1st: Falcon Phantom 7, KINGS Kаi, Medal AbuFal7 – 374 points ($30,000 / $10,000 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: HwR Hellon, LND KAL, SCYTES Murloc – 370 points ($19,500 / $6,500 each)
  • 3rd: Map 4PF, lozer xo, LND Tacky – 290 points ($12,000 / $4,000 each)
  • 4th: Falcon Spy, Sonic Rapit, Falcon Rv – 289 points ($9,000 / $3,000 each)
  • 5th: Medal FKS, UNIT, OWL P5EK – 287 points ($7,500 / $2,500 each)
  • 6th:OTW Rivo, KINGS Faisal, HwR LeziX – 272 points ($6,600 / $2,200 each)
  • 7th: Falcon s1mple, Falcon Modisk1x, Falcоn Mansour – 265 points ($5,400 / $1,800 each)
  • 8th: QnDx Zzz, KINGS Nаchiiri, Fаlcon GntL – 251 points ($4,200 / $1,400 each)
  • 9th: Falcon Speedyyy, SCYTES Heif, Medal 7man – 250 points ($2,400 / $800 each)
  • 10th: ASMR vagnaR2x, KINGS I4xPRO, TU Dexefite – 244 points ($2,400 / $800 each)
  • 11th: Bаlor, KINGS Kroolada, Sonic Metabero – 236 points ($1,350 / $450 each)
  • 12th: Unlucky Smsom, Njbу, SCYTES netlov – 230 points ($1,350 / $450 each)
  • 13th: KINGS xL2R2, 01 Hero, Falcon KiritoKun – 223 points ($1,350 / $450 each)
  • 14th: Falcon FHD, Falcon Yonx, Falcon iNm7x – 222 points ($1,350 / $450 each)
  • 15th: DRaFTell, Hawk C2razy 98, ASMR Azzeyy – 218 points ($1,350 / $450 each)

Oceania

  • 1st: GLM Sрiker, RVL fab, Keemo Park – 355 points ($22,500 / $7,500 each & Axe of Champions)
  • 2nd: VortexM., jace aim, TaySunz 7 – 352 points ($15,000 / $5,000 each)
  • 3rd: MG Zedoxzr 7, GLM siookie, RVL RAIKU 200 – 342 points (9,000 / $3,000 each)
  • 4th: GLM suns, warriors tuii, overt alex – 323 points ($6,300 / $2,100 each)
  • 5th: fortnite maestrо, extwoTwins, PWR radius – 291 points ($5,400 / $1,800 each)
  • 6th: wrath sorifache, mg oreo 203, Eshz FA – 286 points ($4,500 / $1,500 each)
  • 7th: MG Raptah, basil aim, PWR aleccZ – 286 points ($3,900 / $1,300 each)
  • 8th: JFT apolox, JFT MacheewX, GLM Bhrax – 272 points ($3,300 / $1,100 each)
  • 9th: MG syria aim, Oatlеy, wrath prіce – 268 points ($2,700 / $900 each)
  • 10th: PWR Jynх, GLM danath, PWR worthy – 252 points ($1,800 / $600 each)
  • 11th: PLPE DJ IS BAK, RG cryz, marz. – 237 points ($900 / $300 each)
  • 12th: SLV ronin, JFT scammed ihmo, wrath xalkerr – 231 points ($900 / $300 each)
  • 13th: RG wishy washy, m0untаin, WRATH kunai – 220 points ($900 / $300 each)
  • 14th: PCG xcon, MG Kwolit, 33 sadla – 215 points ($900 / $300 each)
  • 15th: JFT PumpkinHD, volx, PWR synс – 207 points ($900 / $300 each)

That concludes the Fortnite Champion Series in Season, Remember, the Grand Royale is rapidly approaching, so be sure to read about it and stay tuned for more competitive Fortnite updates!

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