Fortnite FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1: NA East Semi-Finals Preview & Predictions

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Fortnite FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1: NA East Semi-Finals Preview & Predictions

ESTNN previews the NA East FNCS C3:S1 Semi-Finals.


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) kicks into high gear over the next three days. Qualified competitors worldwide must endure the Semi-Finals—a grueling three-day marathon where only the top teams will reach the Grand Finals. Considering the depth of talent competing this weekend, it won't be easy. Regardless, it provides participants the only chance at competing for the $3M USD prize pool. 

Yesterday, we covered the European region; undoubtedly one of the world's best. That brings us to today, where we preview Fortnite's North America East region. NA East features some of the game's most recognizable names; Bugha, Clix, Cented, Deyy, Mero and many others. Some competitors have already secured a spot in the Finals. For the remaining 72 teams, the Semi-Finals are their last chance. 

Today, ESTNN provides you with a comprehensive breakdown of what you can expect over the next three days. Thanks to famed Fortnite statistical guru — Kinch Analytics — we have a list of teams that will compete in each session. Be sure to keep reading as we give our picks for the weekend ahead. 

NA East: Session 1

  • February 25
  • 5 PM to 7:30 PM EST
  • 5 matches
  • 2.5 hours
  • 5 Victory Royale winners advance to the Finals
  • 6 most consistent teams that fail to earn a Victory Royale advance to the Finals
  • All remaining teams not fitting either criterion move into Session 2

List of teams 1-50 based on Series Points per Kinch Analytics

  • Glace & Chukky
  • Threats & Userz
  • Slackes & ClarityG
  • PaMstou & Fatch
  • Beef & NicFN
  • Cold & Cented
  • Deyy & Clix
  • Kwah & Magnolia
  • Smite & Larson
  • Nounzy & Sprite
  • Death & Tabnae
  • Doniee & MackWood
  • Neeqo & Pxlarized
  • Ajerss & Rise
  • Bully & Dusky
  • Ritual & Nevify
  • Yuz & Okis
  • Nurface & Bacon
  • Sparebow & KBurbs
  • Mamy & Keys
  • Rythm1k & Bylah
  • Convicted & Boxer
  • Jman & Quack
  • OwlFN & CrackedNL
  • Av & Enquz
  • TacoTV & JaxenJ
  • Twunti & Resypical
  • Joji & Rocaine
  • Cerbski & Floodo
  • Muz & Avery
  • Rnstar1 & Syna
  • Nosh & Paper
  • Sharkgirlrr59216 & Lavaboyrr41963
  • Shadow1x & OMG Me II
  • 32Wanted & Mooli
  • Sneaky & Statix
  • Crunchy & Pure
  • Unrealiana & Bank
  • Noizy1x & Pushing
  • Tyler & River
  • NetZz & Sparkg
  • Peterbot & Kwanti
  • Pozed & Coop
  • Aiden & Blastro
  • Next & Wrigley
  • Kickzz & Amt
  • HD & hdebbouci-hdebbo
  • Flo & Nosn

NA East: Session 2

  • February 26 
  • 5 PM to 7:30 PM EST
  • 5 matches
  • 2.5 hours
  • 5 Victory Royale winners advance to the Finals
  • 6 most consistent teams that fail to earn a Victory Royale advance to the Finals
  • All remaining teams not fitting either criterion move into Session 3
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List of teams 51-61 based on Series Points per Kinch Analytics

  • FS JeffPlayzFN & MTRX Plague
  • Megga & Dubs
  • V0il & Xccept
  • DUCKIE SLAM JAM & zenkytf
  • Tahi & Edgey
  • Speguu & 33 Charlie.
  • Twix & twitter chubsfn
  • Kreo & Vert
  • Casqer & Smqcked
  • Xen Tiekko YT & OA Gold
  • Xen zucc & 33A freeze

NA East: Session 3

  • February 27
  • 5 PM to 8 PM EST
  • 6 matches
  • 3 hours
  • 6 Victory Royale winners advance to the Finals
  • 6 most consistent teams that fail to earn a Victory Royale advance to the Finals

List of teams 62-72 based on Series Points per Kinch Analytics

  • 7W edan & gz kody11
  • Skqttles & Tragix
  • danny bad bloom & KLUE 2 SHIESTY
  • Ceice & elitxe ay лол 7
  • Xen Xerx XVI & Evasion.
  • flu scarebear & staticzL2R2
  • LONEST4R DREW & lst4r eshouu
  • Pgod & Alliege
  • Zyfa & Zpxy ψ
  • Muzfan49 & ChewyPog
  • TTV Omri2k & OA FerticeTV

ESTNN's Picks to Advance

Cold & Cented

33 Cold and FaZe Cented have been among the best Duos of any region this season. It was shocking to see them fall outside the top eight in Qualifiers One and Two. The talented Duo finished just five points short of qualifying for what it's worth. The Semi-Finals should be a relatively short day at the office for this Duo. 

They'll have 16 matches to qualify through one of two ways. Odds like that are impossible to pass up; Cold and Cented will secure their spot in the Chapter 3 Season 1 Final eventually this weekend. 

Deyy & Clix

The newly signed NRG Duo of Clix and Deyy is one of the longest-running in any region. Their partnership dates back more than a year, and the two have shown an impressive ability to compile eliminations effortlessly. Clix and Deyy aren't one-trick ponies either—they can navigate an end game with the region's best Duos. 

It's challenging to imagine a world where Clix and Deyy don't find success in the Semi-Finals. We've seen them win games, and it only takes one over the next three days. Expect to see the NRG Duo snag a spot in the Grand Finals either by consistency or claiming a Victory Royale. 

Ajerss & Rise

G2 Ajerss and Rise were one of the region's top teams out of the gate. The talented pair won a Duos Cash Cup and performed well in other tournaments. Many competitive Fortnite fans thought these two would bypass the Semi-Finals entirely based on their accolades. 

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Unfortunately, Ajerss and Rise finished 54th and 19th during the Qualifiers. While their struggles were challenging to overcome, there's no doubt these two players won't be prepared for the task ahead. Like the last two teams, Ajerss and Rise have 16 matches to make it happen. We believe they'll qualify for the Finals. 

PaMstou & Fatch

The Canadian Duo of PaMstou and 33 Fatch never receive the respect they deserve. Both players have popped up here and there on leaderboards dating back to Chapter 2 Season 7. Their presence in session one is favorable, considering their ability to win matches. 

All in all, PaMstou and Fatch should have no issues claiming at least one win in 16 matches. It would take a colossal mishap for the Canadian Duo to somehow not reach the Grand Finals. However, we are believers. 

Megga & Dubs

FaZe Clan players Megga and Dubs are veterans that have stood the test of time. We mentioned Clix and Deyy's long-running partnership earlier. Now meet unquestionably the Duo that has played more Fortnite together than arguably any other. If there's one thing we've learned since watching Megga and Dubs play, it's that you can never count them out. 

The FaZe Clan Duo secured second in the last two-person FNCS competition. While that occurred more than two years ago, not much has changed for Megga and Dubs. This Duo will win one of the 16 Semi-Final matches and compete for yet another Axe of Champions. 

The NA East FNCS Semi-Finals begin today at 5 PM with the first of three sessions. Be sure to tune into the action as many of Fortnite's top Duos compete for a spot in the Chapter 3 Season 1 Final. Check out our viewership guide for more information.

ESTNN will keep you updated with all the latest Fortnite news and updates!

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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.