ESTNN provides you everything you need to know about the FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 Finals.
This weekend marks the end of the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) in Chapter 3 Season 1. Duos worldwide have worked hard to understand and perfect this season’s meta since December. There’s been no shortage of roster changes and drama within the scene, which added to the overall entertainment value. However, the time for talk and build-up has nearly reached its end.
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 featured an abbreviated three-week format—a vastly different approach compared to past events. Duos in each of the game’s seven worldwide regions competed in back-to-back Qualifiers and the ensuing Semi-Finals for a chance to compete in the season’s conclusion. Only 50 teams per region made it this far, and they’re competing for a share of $3M USD and the in-game Axe of Champions reward.
Today, ESTNN provides you with a viewing guide ahead of the action this week. We’ll revisit the format, scoring system, schedule and prize distribution before outlining ways to watch the competitions.
As we mentioned, 50 Duos in each region made it to this point in the competitive season. What comes next won’t be easy, and it will test every competitor’s mental stamina like no event thus far. For most regions, the FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 Finals begin on Saturday with the first six matches. Six more matches follow on Sunday, where Duos with the most cumulative points across both days will claim victory.
The newly implemented “Match Point” could come into play, but it's not likely. A team would have to earn 500 points and three Victory Royales before the end of all 12 matches. It would be an outstanding achievement if it occurs.
The Season Finals scoring system mirrors the same one that we saw in round three of the Qualifiers. Teams that earn a Victory Royale will earn 32 points toward their overall score, and each elimination is worth three points.
Here is the complete scoring structure for the Chapter 3 Season 1 Finals:
- Victory Royale: 32 Points
- 2nd: 28 Points
- 3rd: 26 Points
- 4th: 24 Points
- 5th: 23 Points
- 6th: 22 Points
- 7th: 21 Points
- 8th: 20 Points
- 9th: 19 Points
- 10th: 18 Points
- 11th: 17 Points
- 12th: 16 Points
- 13th: 15 Points
- 14th: 14 Points
- 15th: 13 Points
- 16th: 12 Points
- 17th: 11 Points
- 18th: 10 Points
- 19th: 9 Points
- 20th: 8 Points
- 21st: 7 Points
- 22nd: 6 Points
- 23rd: 5 Points
- 24th: 4 Points
- 25th: 3 Points
- 26th – 30th: 2 Points
- 31st – 35th: 1 Points
- Each Elimination: 3 Points
Europe bolsters most of the $3M prize pool on the line this weekend with a whopping $1.36M. The team that claims first will walk away with $300K ($150K each). You can check out the FNCS ruleset for the complete prize pool.
Here is the prize distribution per region:
- Europe: $1,362,500
- NA East: $637,500
- Brazil: $418,000
- NA West: $239,500
- Asia: $145,000
- Middle East: $114,000
- Oceania: $92,000
Viewing Options & Broadcast Schedule
Epic Games offers official broadcasts for Asia, Brazil, Europe, NA East and NA West. The developers have built a roster of talented analysts and casters to call the action all weekend for the aforementioned regions.
Here is the tentative schedule for the FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 Finals:
English Broadcast (EU, NAE & NAW)
- Show Begins – 12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT / 6:50pm CET
- EU Live Coverage – 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET
- Break – 4:20pm ET / 1:20pm PT / 10:20pm CET
- NAE Live Coverage – 4:50pm ET / 1:50pm PT
- Break Approx. – 8:20pm ET / 5:20pm PT
- NAW Live Coverage – Approx. 9:15pm ET / 6:15pm PT
- Broadcast Ends – Approx. 12:20am ET / 10:30pm PT
Portuguese Broadcast (Brazil)
- Show Begins – 3:50pm BRT
- BR Live Coverage – 4:00pm BRT
- Broadcast Ends – Approximately 7:30pm BRT
- Show Begins – 5:50pm JST
- Asia Live Coverage – 6:00pm JST
- Broadcast Ends – Approximately 9:30pm JST
You can find those broadcasts on Fortnite’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Fortnite players can head to the “Legend’s Landing” in-game creative map for a unique experience.
Other options include player points of view and viewing parties. It’s impossible to predict which finalists will stream, so be sure to check the Twitch directory during each region’s time slot.
How to Earn Twitch Drops
Those who watched the Qualifiers and Semi-Finals had the opportunity to win an exclusive FNCS C3:S1 Emoticon and Spray. Unfortunately, you can no longer earn these based on what we know about this season. However, Epic Games saved the best for last. This Friday through Sunday, you can tune into any Twitch stream that has Twitch Drops turned on to receive a free Back Bling and Loading Screen.
To do this, you must connect your Epic Games account to your Twitch account and watch for at least 30 minutes. After that, you will receive a notification to claim the Twitch Drop. Keep in mind, you must unmute the stream and physically collect your reward. You should see the prize appear in-game if done successfully.
Seven Duos will claim the coveted Axe of Champions and become their region’s best team this weekend. You don’t want to miss the action, so tune in to the various broadcasts to see how it all unfolds.
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