Fortnite Introduces FNCS Majors and $10M Prize Pool for the 2023 Season

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Epic Games, the developer of the battle royale game Fortnite, has announced its roadmap for the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) season.

The biggest change in Fortnite Champion Series 2023 will be the addition of FNCS Majors, new large-scale Fortnite competitive events. There will also be a new edition of the Global Championship to be held later in the year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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This year will mark the return to LAN for competitive Fortnite players after a long hiatus from competition due to the pandemic.

The only major LAN tournaments of 2022 were Gamers8 in Saudi Arabia and the FNCS Invitational 2022. The Global Championship will be held in Denmark in late 2023 and will feature the top 75 Fortnite duos of the season.

Similar to a number of other competitive games, Fortnite will introduce four Majors leading up to the Global Championship. According to Epic Games, the first FNCS Major will feature five weeks of competitive matchups, with players handing out points based on their performance. The top 40 ranked duos advance to the Major Grand Finals.

The first Major Finals (Major 1 Grand Finals) will take place in March 2023, the second and third finals in May and August. Each Major will have a $2m (~£1.65m) prize pool, with the Global Championship boasting a $4m (~£3.3m) prize pool.

The new FNCS Major format will replace the title’s Elite Cup system.

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The total prize pool of $10 million (~£8.24 million) is less than the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, where both duos and solos had prize pools of around $15 million (~£12.3 million). ) had.

Epic also announced that after the season’s first three Majors have been completed, there will also be a Last Chance Major where players who have not yet secured their place in the Finals can do so.

Ivan Simic

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Ivan is from Croatia, loves weird simulator games and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about technology and esports in Croatia and now do it here.