The next season of the Fortnite Championship Series will be played in four-player squads.
Following the conclusion of Season 10’s final series, broadcast host Zeke “Zekimus” Mateus announced that the battle royale competition will be ditching the trios format for the upcoming season.
The inaugural FNCS recently concluded after five weeks of online competition across seven different regions. The winners of the European region, Yan “fwexY” Kaur, Mark “letw1k3” Danilov, and Domeniks “Domentos” Bunts, walked away with $96,000, the largest share of the prize pool.
With squads, it’s now even more likely for top-tier talent to be pooled into a single team, thereby further increasing the skill gap between tier one and two teams. Furthermore, it will be nigh impossible for a solo player to execute clutch plays in the face of such overwhelming odds.
Epic is still experimenting with formats for its flagship championship series, and will likely continue adjusting the formula as the competition continues. No matter the format, there’s always a chance for some top drawer play to take our breaths away, and it could lead to unexpected team compositions.
At the very least, fans will know that Epic is actively trying new things out, leading to a fresh competitive scene for Fortnite.