14 May 2021 3:37 PM +00:00

How to watch the Fortnite FNCS Semi-Finals

FNCS is the most exciting part of any Fortnite season, where the top players and upcoming pros come together to compete for their share of a multi-million dollar prize pool.

So far, the Season 6 FNCS has been one of the best we've seen in the game.

The semi-finals are right around the corner and here is how to watch it.


How To Watch The FNCS Semi-Finals

The Fortnite FNCS Semi-Finals will take place on Saturday, May 22nd, across all regions.

Europe, NA-East, and NA-West should be broadcast on both the official Fortnite YouTube and Twitch channels.

You will be able to watch them here,


There are three sessions on the day, with the first EU one starting at 2 pm BST, but it is likely that we will just see sessions 2 and 3 which both begin at 1 pm EST/6 pm BST.

Sessions 2 and 3 for NA-East begin at 5 pm EST/8 pm BST, and in NA-West they begin at 9 pm est/2 am BST.

There is usually a break in between regions on the broadcast, typically around 30 minutes, but we can expect the stream to last for 9-10 hours.

Outside of the official broadcasts we can expect many of the players to stream their own gameplay, while other creators such as TSM's EmadGG will host viewing parties where they will showcase various streams that are taking place.

The top 6 teams from each session will go on to the Grand Finals.


Future Events

On Sunday, May 23rd, teams that placed 7th-17th in each semi-final round will face off in a winner takes all tournament, with the teams placing 1st in each of the 6 matches going on to the Grand Finals.

This will likely also be broadcast on the same platforms listed above.

Finally, on May 29th and 30th are the Grand Finals, 12 matches to determine the best Trios in the world.

The competitors that compete in the Grand Finals will consist of;

  • The top 3 teams in each region from the Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS Grand Finals
  • The top 3 teams from each of the 3 qualifier weeks
  • The top 6 teams in each of the 3 Semi-Final events
  • The 6 teams that scored a Victory Royale during the Reboot Round

The full rules can be found on the Fortnite Competitive website.