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10 Jan 2021

Fortnite FNCS Season 5: Dates, Format, Prize Pool, Twitch Drops and everything you need to know

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One of the best parts of any Fortnite season is the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS), where the best players across the world compete for their share of a large prize pool and to be the crowned the best player.

Here is everything you need to know about the Season 5 FNCS tournament.

Dates

Fortnite Season 5 FNCS tournament kicks off on Thursday February 4th.

FNCS runs for 4 weeks each Thursday-Sunday.

The tournament will conclude on February 28th with the Grand Finals.

Thursday is for Middle East open qualifiers, while the rest of the open qualifiers happen on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday is where the top teams who qualified compete to determine who moves onto the Grand Finals.

Format

Epic Games have announced that the format for the Season 5 FNCS, and every FNCS in 2021, will be Trios.

Meaning teams of three will each compete to become the greatest team in their region.

Live Coverage

On Saturday and Sunday the Fortnite castors commentate the tournament on Twitch and YouTube.

The casters include Zeke, MonsterDFace, Sundown, Aussie Antics, Reiss, and ShyoWager.

Last season the times were

FNCS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE - ALL TIMES IN US-EASTERN (ET)

1:00pm - Broadcast begins
1:15pm - Live EU coverage
5:15pm - Live NAE coverage
8:30pm - Approximate end

So we can expect a similar schedule this season too.

Twitch Drops

Viewers on Twitch will be able to earn FNCS-themed Fortnite items, including a Spray and Emoticon.

Make sure your Epic account is already linked to Twitch and that you’re watching a drops-enabled channel.

Prize Pool

The Season 4 FNCS prize pool was $5 million, shared across all regions.

It is expected that the prize pool will be similar this season too.

Last season the prize pool was distributed as followed:

EU

Rank Prize
1st - $111,000
2nd - $93,000
3rd - $75,000
4th - $60,000
5th - $45,000
6th - $36,000
7th - $28,500
8th - $22,500
9th - $16,500
10th - $13,500
11th-15th - $9,000
16th-20th - $6,000
21st-26th - $4,500
27th-33rd - $3,000
34th-132nd - $1,800

NA-East

Rank Prize
1st - $66,000
2nd - $51,000
3rd - $45,000
4th - $36,000
5th - $27,000
6th - $18,000
7th - $15,000
8th - $12,000
9th - $9,600
10th - $7,800
11th-15th - $6,300
16th-20th - $4,800
21st-26th - $3,600
27th-33rd - $2,400
34th-132nd - $1,200

NA-West/Brazil

Rank Prize
1st - $45,000
2nd - $30,000
3rd - $27,000
4th - $22,500
5th - $16,500
6th - $10,500
7th - $7,500
8th - $4,500
9th - $3,600
10th - $3,000
11th-15th - $2,100
16th-20th - $1,500
21st-26th - $1,200
27th-33rd - $900

Asia/Oceania/Middle East

Rank Prize
1st - $45,000
2nd - $30,000
3rd - $27,000
4th - $22,500
5th - $16,500
6th - $10,500
7th - $7,500
8th - $4,500
9th - $3,600
10th - $3,000
11th-15th - $2,100
16th-20th - $1,500
21st-26th - $1,200
27th-33rd - $900