What does FNCS mean in Fortnite?

It's the biggest esports competition for Fortnite.

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FNCS is an abbreviation that stands for Fortnite Champion Series, the most high-profile Fortnite esports competition.

The series of competitive Fortnite events is run by Epic Games and was introduced in 2019 during the game’s season X.

Since then, FNCS has held regular tournaments that involve an open qualification process throughout all the game’s seasons. 

During Fortnite’s current season, Chapter Two, season six, the FNCS has already begun its three-week qualification process that spans from April 22 to May 9. 

Qualifiers span multiple regions worldwide, including two in North America, Europe, Brazil, Asia, and the Middle East. This season’s overall prize pool is $3 million.

Following the end of the qualifiers, there will be a break week. The semifinal rounds start on May 21 for the Middle East, while all other regions will play on May 22.

You can catch the finals on the weekend of May 28 to 30.

Epic encourages players to stream on Twitch while they’re competing, but you can also watch FNCS action on the official Fortnite channel on Twitch.

Additionally, Fortnite has numerous alternate language channels for people who prefer a non-English broadcast.


Max Miceli
Senior Staff Writer. Max graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism and political science degree in 2015. He previously worked for The Esports Observer covering the streaming industry before joining Dot where he now helps with Overwatch 2 coverage.

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