ESTNN recaps all of the action from the second FNCS Qualifier of Chapter 2 – Season 7.
The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) in Chapter 2 – Season 7 returned this weekend after a short hiatus for Ariana Grande’s Rift Tour event. Competitive players across the game’s seven worldwide regions had to wait for their second chance to secure series points in their journey to the FNCS Semi-Finals. Those fortunate enough to finish top-three punches their ticket directly to the Season 7 Finals in early September.
A lot had changed since the first FNCS Qualifier two weeks ago. For one, Slurpy Swamp is a shell of its former self, and Epic presumably plans to change more of the map in this Tuesday’s patch. Additionally, the Inflate-A-Bull item has become critical for mobility and map movement. It’s all part of the adventure as the world’s best players look to do what is necessary to reach the final stage of FNCS Season 7.
Today, ESTNN recaps the results of this season’s third qualifier. We’ll learn which teams are moving straight to the finals and who is trending in the right direction.
Europe – A Fresh Team on Top
1st place QUALED GRANDS with 6/6 times conned LFG pic.twitter.com/pElkSOEW6w
— LootBoy Xsterioz (@xsterioz) August 15, 2021
A triumvirate of European talents emerged in this region’s second of three FNCS Qualifiers. Despite squaring off against formidable opponents, TCE RedRush, LootBoyXsterioz and Mappi held the number one spot. The leaderboard could not have been closer, with all top-three teams finishing within five points of each other. However, the recipe for RedRush, Xsterioz and Mappi proved better than the others.
The week two winners took the lead with a game-five Victory Royale and compiled 34 eliminations en route to first-place. After winning Heat A last season, this trio is once again atop the EU leaderboard.
— Kiryache32 (@KiryacheFN) August 15, 2021
Russian players Kiryache32 and Gambit Toose joined their Ukrainian teammate EvozA Stormyrite in securing a runner-up result. Their effort was admirable, but an unfortunate lack of a Victory Royales hurt them immensely.
Regardless, the European trio won’t complain, considering they will join a list of outstanding trios in the Season 7 Finals. Kiryache, Toose and Stormyrite finished with 157 points and 26 eliminations.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) August 15, 2021
The battle for third came down to a shortlist of three teams, including a trio led by three-time FNCS Champ Falcon TaySon. Ultimately, BL Setty, GAMMA Kami and GXR teeq rounded out the top three and grabbed the final qualifying spot.
Consistency played in the favor and Kami’s team, which finished with an average placement of 8.5 and 154 points overall. All three top trios can breathe a sigh of relief and won’t have to play in the grueling FNCS Semi-Finals.
- 1st: TCE RedRush, LootBoyXsterioz, Mаppi – 162 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 2nd: kiryachelfg, EvozA Stormyrite, Gambit Toose – 157 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 3rd: BL Setty, GAMMA Kami, GXR teeq – 154 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 4th: Lifted Bobby, glorious virsuh, OVA Flyy – 151 points
- 5th: solo veno, Falcon TaySon 7, rezon ay лол 7 – 146 points
- 6th: Solary Bip Bip 愛, Solarу Clement, GO Decyptos – 133 points
- 7th: merstachhh 와, TT9 Malibuca, Onyx shizoflow – 127 points
- 8th: Wavy Hookka, RCY supekey 亗, OVA shuzey – 127 points
- 9th: CL Sаfik, Centric 기본, СL putriсk – 124 points
- 10th: Shaykoz., Athletix Skyzouw, MCES BadSniper – 118 points
- 11th: GT Skite, Esтy, Falcon Leo – 117 points
- 12th: CL l1nk, CL Fury, CL iRezUmi – 117 points
- 13th: lv egrm11, homyno voxe, BuZz Léclair 愛 – 103 points
- 14th: wanIast, podasaï ϟ, Vitаlity Nikof – 102 points
- 15th: zeykoo 11, BeGenius Sun, beGenius Jules – 101 points
NA East – The Season 5 Winners Mount Insane Comeback
— G2 Jahq (@G2Jahq) August 16, 2021
The NA East region unfolded with a return to form for the Chapter 2 – Season 5 Champions. G2 Jahq, LG Slackes and 1P Acorn mounted perhaps the most outstanding comeback of recent memory in week two. The three players were not within striking distance, heading into their fourth match out of six. Jahq, Slackes and Acorn displayed grit and determination as they completed back-to-back Victory Royales to vault themselves into first.
We’ve seen such performances out of the former champions before, but this was something else. The Slurpy Swamp residents earned 166 points over six matches and will move straight to the Season 7 Finals.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) August 15, 2021
Kwah, Elite Neeqo and Paper have been on the precipice of a breakthrough since Season 7 began and finally reached their potential. The three players performed well all day, earning 161 points, 24 eliminations and a Victory Royale to start the day. Although Jahq’s team usurped Kwah and company for first, it was a well-deserved second-place result.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) August 15, 2021
It was only a matter of time until Saf, BBG Khanada and Liquid STRETCH finished top-three in this season’s qualifiers. That storyline played out in week two on the heels of an early exit last week. The numbers aren’t what you’d expect out of this trio. Despite finishing third with the tie-breaker, Saf, Khanada and STRETCH earned 148 points and 17 eliminations. If this performance is their floor, there’s no telling what they are capable of at their best.
NA East Leaderboard
- 1st: LG Slackes, 1P Acоrn, G2 Jаhq – 166 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 2nd: kwаh, Elite Neeqo, POPPA PAPER – 161 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 3rd: Saf 1111, LastPieceBender, Liquid STRЕTCН – 148 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 4th: Vеd, ONE WITH CRONUS, Tabnae nae 蕉 – 148 points
- 5th: LG jamper 7, Threat3ky, TNG Rise – 147 points
- 6th: trap497705, Kjrop, MiH Neon – 142 points
- 7th: OSP., elite npen, Pxlarized – 127 points
- 8th: pgod ℵ, TNG Peterbot, TNG Tkay – 123 points
- 9th: elite gаbe, twitter tahifn, twitter spritefn – 117 points
- 10th: JARITО 7, K2G Crunchy, 7W Admin – 115 points
- 11th: cerbѕ, рub., vаntam – 115 points
- 12th: DeRoller., K2G Speguu, strawhat charlie – 113 points
- 13th: TNG L2R2, K2G L2R2, Magnolia9966 – 109 points
- 14th: XTRA Illest, G2 MackWood, TRAGIX相信 – 107 points
- 15th: Bezerkrr, ВRUТAL, glеpo – 105 points
NA West – The 3x Champs “Disband” and Still Win
— NRG EpikWhale (@EpikWhale) August 16, 2021
It should come as no surprise that the three-time FNCS Champs 100T Arkhram, 100T rehx and NRG EpikWhale are unstoppable once again. Yes, they did win last season and secured a guaranteed seat in the Season 7 Finals. However, for the first time, the Axe of Champions holders “disbanded” their team and re-enrolled into the competition.
What transpired was a 211-point performance across six matches. Arkhram, rehx and EpikWhale did what they do best, compiling 46 eliminations and one Victory Royale in the second FNCS Season 7 Qualifier. The NA West region belongs to Arkhram, rehx and EpikWhale, which won't change anytime soon.
NA West Leaderboard
- 1st: 100T Arkhram., 100T rehx, NRG EpikWhale4x – 211 points
- 2nd: IG bens_legos, Coolmancolinツ, merk yuteXX – 171 points
- 3rd: XTRA Hashira, kаboo, PSR Nico – 151 points
- 4th: Bloom Riversаn, AKA Extinct., ENDLESS Kehnys – 150 points
- 5th: ChickenItza, mxr andy pepon, G2 Jelty. – 144 points
- 6th: GerekWongFN, HNR Reguletor, dw4vyKG – 142 points
- 7th: оIaf, wigly11, XEN IZO 波 – 140 points
- 8th: flawzﱞ, Ferno wit Durag, 70×07 – 122 points
- 9th: 7W chicken, Kytrex, DL Mechton – 114 points
- 10th: Honor DefiableYT, 7W Mojo, Нov – 113 points
- 11th: EG Sxhool, RBL Bane, yawnǃ – 110 points
- 12th: PSR Sneaks zZ, Humble Hockle, Xen Cesar YT – 104 points
- 13th: 33 NachYoBurrito, XEN LUSH, ZD Toukii – 103 points
- 14th: RVN ghouls, PSR KETOLOL, Paul.Wrld – 101 points
- 15th: IG alix.kaplan, Bоmbito, solution rodrigo – 97 points
Here are the results from the remaining four server regions:
— eRa Cadu (@CaduFN1) August 15, 2021
- 1st: eRa cadu 乡, NEW origins 起源, HERO Nicks14 – 198 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 2nd: rynm7, NEW KBR -ɢ-, SNG dıguera – 191 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 3rd: zтruk, LOUD Frosтy, TCE redlee 예마 – 169 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 4th: TRIBE OPai, SRN Phzin Ӝ, gsх94 – 165 points
- 5th: tecneyache32, fazeryache 32, faze kingyache32 – 147 points
- 6th: persa smoke, VKS Sееyun, 9z Ed – 142 points
- 7th: NEW dream.xCC, nov1dade, AG1RRE.xCC – 135 points
- 8th: 9z H4wwk, LEISER Liimaa, ABT retake祝福 – 133 points
- 9th: TCE cоllet, wey 7, TCE guneves – 129 points
- 10th: LuLuzito Ӝ, мojaksz, SKS Teuzz – 118 points
— ALBA jaemon (@jaemon_01) August 15, 2021
- 1st: Liberta Maluuu, GL bykn, ALBA Jaemon. – 168 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 2nd: feduа, Walver., Zykas. – 156 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 3rd: WZD OTOME, FCS 33SECONDONLY, FCS LODSTK – 156 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 4th: FCS ふらむ, fleder -ɢᴡ-, Albalaiqzÿ ψ – 155 points
- 5th: CR Qjаc, cr naetor ay лол, alice 74 – 147 points
- 6th: AMORISres.かたくり, Focus TaySon 7, ごま7 – 146 points
- 7th: GW_Lettuce, gw dokn329, GW_Buyuriru – 144 points
- 8th: seаk., peterpan 74, Backho 7 – 135 points
- 9th: mаshiron, wickxyz . _ ., ごーるでんくれめんす – 125 points
- 10th: GameWith kogane, LGK RiaM ӝ, arkRin ӝ – 124 points
— 7man (@7man25) August 14, 2021
- 1st: Falcon xSpeedy, SCYTES Heif, SAQR 7man1x – 195 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 2nd: Hawk FHD, Sonic Demon 7, Falcon Rv – 173 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 3rd: Falcon SNW74, SAQR Kаi, KINGS AbuFal7 – 165 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 4th: scytes kuki, Falcon فانتوم, GXR HIGHGROUND – 163 points
- 5th: Medal DRaFTell, EpikD7om, Sonic Naif – 162 points
- 6th: Ruls S7S, Kalgamer710, WASP Trikshotz – 154 points
- 7th: LinjyVaks, Nachiiri, GпtL – 121 points
- 8th: WH MsTL3N, Ez Reflextr0, Medal ObToGa – 121 points
- 9th: SAQR QnDx, SAQR Njﱞby, KINGS MSG – 120 points
- 10th: scytes netlov1x, Vital Tax, KINGS P5EK – 118 points
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— volx (@volxfn) August 15, 2021
- 1st: volx, PWR radius, syncyfishy – 214 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 2nd: Asресt, JFT 지우, M9 Wreckless – 162 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 3rd: FE Remi, jﬅ mex-ican ihmo, FE xalkerr – 159 points (Automatically qualified for Season 7 Finals)
- 4th: Sоrif, eshz FA, JFT Raiku – 154 points
- 5th: Flenny َ, rоb48, PRDX cyrex – 143 points
- 6th: PWR Jynх, PWR aleccZ, PWR worthy – 140 points
- 7th: FE repulse, basil lake, forbes kun – 139 points
- 8th: JFT 2Faulty, Mooteea, FA LunR – 133 points
- 9th: Zonuq Docks, Kwolit Docks, sprаz – 128 points
- 10th: GLM suns, tuii scott, mralex1 – 117 points
Two weeks have passed and only one remains. Join ESTNN for more FNCS Season 7 coverage over the next month leading up to the finals!