The Fortnite FNCS for Season 7 is long gone and we're gearing up for the beginning of Season 8 this week. There is a huge amount of money on the line thanks to the Grand Royale event taking place in November.
UPDATE - Hype Trailer Released
Fortnite have released a brand new hype trailer ahead of the launch of the FNCS for Season 8.
FNCS Season 8 Dates
Season 8 of the FNCS will start on Thursday, 14 October. Changes to the structure this season mean that there will only be two Qualifiers followed by one week of competition. This is where the Semi-Finals and Finals will take place.
Qualifiers - October 15-17 & October 22-24
The top 5 teams from each Qualifier skip the Semi-Finals straight to the FNCS Finals.
Semi-Finals - October 28-29
In another change to last seasons event, only the top 66 teams will compete in each region. Day 1 consists of four matched in each Heat. The top 4 teams in each Heat after Day 1 are straight through to the Finals.
Day 2 of the Semi-Finals will act like the Reboot Round from past seasons. There are 6 games per Heat (12 in total). The winners of each game progress to the Final.
Finals - October 30-31
The FNCS Finals are unchanged with one exception. Unlike previously the top 3 regional teams in the Finals will NOT auto qualify for the next season's FNCS Final.
Other than this, it's the same with 6 games per day and the top team after two days of competition win the FNCS.
The prize pool per region is broken down according to the popularity and skill level of that region. There is $3,000,000 in total up for grabs across all regions. The breakdown is as follows;
FNCS Grand Royale Event
The FNCS Grand Royale will take place over the course of two weeks starting from 12 November. This is two weeks after Season 8 concludes.
More info will be released on this event closer to the time but the prize pool has been revealed as a massive $5,000,000.