Fortnite Champion Series: NAE Round-Up

The first weekend of the FCS delivered non-stop action with some notable names qualifying.


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Upon the conclusion of the inaugural Fortnite World Cup, the buzz surrounding Fortnite was at an all-time high since its initial boom during 2018. 

The recent surge in interest came off the back of a spectacular event that saw 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf winning $3 million, with over two million viewers worldwide tuning in.

Now, with the competitive community hungry for more competitions as we saw many notable names have a fire lit underneath them after seeing the success of many in New York City, Epic Games has announced their newest competitive series.

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Upon the conclusion of the first weekend of the FCS for North America East, we now know the eight teams of three that have already solidified there spot in the regional finals. With the $10 million five-week competition already in motion, what did we learn from week one of NAE?

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Dominance From Clix and Co

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One of the talking points going into Sunday’s NAE Finals was if the household name Fortnite players could replicate their Saturday success onward to Sunday. For the young Misfits Gaming star Cody “Clix” Conrod this was the case.

Teaming up with Fortnite World Cup Qualified duo; Jordan “Crimz” Herzog and Zach “Spadess” Gifford, the trio rose to the top of the standings off the back of back-to-back victory royals at the latter portion of Sunday’s Finals.

We now see the young trio as one of NAE’s most dominant trios, with a nine-point gap separating them and the second-place team, it was a successful day for the trio. Along with taking home $60,000 between the trio they are also one of the eight teams out of NAE that we will see compete at the regional finals.

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Jubilation for Some, Heartbreak For Others

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Week one of the FCS for NAE also saw some notable names break into the top eight and qualify for the regional finals.

Players who were unfortunate in qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup Finals found their footing this time around, players such as Christian “Snood” Hastie and Zander “thwifo” Kim were a part of these select few. Week one most certainly brought some of the best players atop of the standings, but for some of the other notable trios week one was not so kind to them.

For some trios such as the explosive team of Thomas “72hrs” Mulligan, Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore, and Turner “Tfue” Tenney fell just short in making the top eight. Coming in eleventh, the trio will look to rebound in the coming weeks but should not fear too much.

As with the FCS Finals, once the five weeks are concluded the top 92 most consistent trios over the five weeks also qualify for the finals so for the majority of trios they are safe. 

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Nick Farrell

Realsport's Senior Writer focusing on pretty much everything esports and gaming as of late. I have special interest in Fortnite esports and a massive NBA fan.

Besides writing, I am a full-time student studying Communications with a minor in Business at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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