The Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) is back for 2023. There’s a new “Major” structure and a big prize pool up for grabs. Fans will also be happy to hear the FNCS will feature an in event person this year. Read all the details and get ready for some epic Fortnite battles.
This year’s Fortnite Championship Series will feature a $10 million USD prize pool. This prize pool covers all events in the 2023 calendar. Last year’s FNCS had a $3 million USD prize pool. Thus this year’s is significantly larger. The prize money from 2022 was broken down across seven regions, each with their own Community Cups and events. The prize money, rather than broken into regions, will instead be distributed amongst each event and then into each region. For example, the first event includes a $2 million USD prize pool, which will then be split into each region. This is where it gets interesting. Not only has the prize money changed for 2023, but also the format.
The Fortnite Championship Series for 2023 will feature a new “Major” structure. Last year, there were several rounds of play, then qualifiers, a semi final, and then final. The Championship series in 2022 concluded after this one large competition. This year, however, there will be a series of Majors leading into the Global Championship final.
Major 1 kicks off February 2, 2023 and will include five weeks of competition. The format will be duos, same as last year. In order to be eligible for Major 1, plays will need to earn Elite Division in Chapter 4 Season 1. Players can team up and enter into the Major. Competition will take place on Thursdays and Fridays each week. Scores will be combined through the weeks and the top 50 duos from each region will qualify for that week’s final. The top 40 duos from the whole season will then advance to a two day Major Grand Final. Duos that place between 41st and 90th during the season will have one last chance to play in the finals by participating in a “Surge Week.” During the Surge Week, the five Duos that claim a Victory Royale will lead straight through the finals.
During the Final, Duos can earn in their share of a $2 million USD prize pool. Each Major will run in a similar manner. The best of each region, in each Major will also advance through to the Fortnite Champion Series Global Championship.
Fortnite Champion Series Global Championship
The Fortnite Champion Series Global Championship will be an in person event taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Whilst the dates are yet to be finalized, it will be sometime in late 2023. In the meantime there is plenty of Fortnite action to watch.
Dates and where to watch
The series kicks off on February 2, 2023. Major 1 Grand Finals will take place March 3-5, 2023, Major 2 will start on April 13, 2023, and Major 3 will start on July 20, 2023. Fans and friends can watch the official broadcast of the series on the Fortnite website. The website will have streams available in English. Portuguese and Japanese coverage will be available. Check the Fortnite blog for the full run down of the schedule. The blog also contains links to all available platforms for viewing the series, including Twitch, Twitter, and TikTok.
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