Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 — Prize Pool, Format, Schedule, Dates & More

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Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 — Prize Pool, Format, Schedule, Dates & More

Learn everything you need to know about FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8.

The eighth seasonal Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) competition is upon us. Competitive players worldwide have put in the time to learn the ins and outs of Chapter 2 Season 8 since its launch in early September. Epic Games altered the loot pool significantly, adding more loot to the map and more generous locations throughout the map. Additionally, team changes have affected the entire competitive scene.

With another $3M USD on the line, it’s time to break down every important detail about FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8. Join ESTNN as we analyze the format, schedule, qualifying thresholds, prize pool and scoring system to get you ready for what lies ahead.

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 Format & Dates

There’s a lot of information to consider in the latest Fortnite Champion Series event. Trios remains the central format. However, this season offers only two weekly qualifiers instead of three. FNCS Season 8 from top-to-bottom can be a bit challenging to follow, we’ve constructed a comprehensive round-by-round and week-by-week breakdown from the preliminary rounds to the finals.

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 Qualifiers (October 14-17, October 21-24)

  • Round One to Round Two (Opens)
  • Three-hour session
  • Teams play a maximum of ten matches
  • Europe, NAE, NAW, and BR: Top 1500 teams in each region
  • Asia and Middle East: Top 700 teams in each region
  • OCE: Top 300 teams in each region

Round Two to Round Three (Quarter-Finals)

  • Three-hour session
  • Teams play a maximum of ten matches
  • Europe and NAE: Top 300 teams in each region
  • NAW and BR: Top 200 teams in each region
  • Asia, OCE, and Middle East: Top 125 teams in each region

Round Three to Round Four (Semi-Finals)

  • Three-hour session
  • Teams play a maximum of ten matches
  • All Regions: Top 33 teams in each region

Round Four (Finals)

  • Three-hour session
  • Six custom matches
  • The top five teams in each region advance to the Season 8 Finals
  • Others will accumulate Series Points toward their seasonal total

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 Heats, Semi-Finals & Finals (October 27-31)

  • Season 8 Day One Semi-Finals (Heats)
  • 66 teams based on Series Points separate into two heats (Heat A & Heat B)
  • The top four teams from each heat qualify for the Season 8 Finals
  • Remaining teams re-seed into expanded Reboot Round (Semi-Finals Day Two)

Season 8 Semi-Finals Day Two (Reboot Round)

  • Six matches per region
  • Each game-winning team advances to the Season 8 Finals
  • When a team wins a match, they’ll be removed from the Reboot Round field of teams

Season 8 Finals

  • 33 teams
  • Two days
  • 12 matches
  • Six matches each day
  • Final placement depends on cumulative score across both days

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 Scoring Systems

Like the last few seasons, Epic is running with two separate scoring systems for FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8. A win in rounds one, two and three of the qualifiers is worth 25 points, and eliminations net one point each. Victory Royale point values increase to 30 in round four of the qualifiers, Season 8 Semi-Finals and Season 8 Finals with two points per elimination.

Here is the complete scoring breakdown:

Rounds One, Two & Three Qualifiers

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Round Four Qualifiers, Semi-Finals & Finals

  • Victory Royale: 30 Points
  • 2nd: 26 Points
  • 3rd: 24 Points
  • 4th: 22 Points
  • 5th: 21 Points
  • 6th: 20 Points
  • 7th: 19 Points
  • 8th: 18 Points
  • 9th: 17 Points
  • 10th: 16 Points
  • 11th: 14 Points
  • 12th: 13 Points
  • 13th: 12 Points
  • 14th 11 Points
  • 15th: 10 Points
  • 16th: 9 Points
  • 17th: 8 Points
  • 18th – 24th: 5 Points
  • Each Elimination: 2 Points

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 Prize Pool

Epic Games’ usually $3M USD investment into the FNCS continues in Chapter 2 Season 8. Europe tops the list with more than $1M USD up for grabs. NA East comes in second with over $600K USD in prize winnings. Keep in mind; the money only comes into play in the Season 8 Finals—there are no payouts in the Qualifiers, Heats or Semi-Finals.

Here is the complete prize distribution per region in FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8:

  • Europe – $1,351,200
  • NA East – $635,100
  • Brazil – $428,175
  • NA West – $222,300
  • Asia – $150,600
  • Middle East – $122,250
  • Oceania – $90,450

The action kicks off this weekend, so be sure to tune in to watch the broadcast and check back with ESTNN for more competitive Fortnite updates throughout the season!

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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.