How to watch Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2-S1 Finals: event, stream, and schedule

Fortnite is one of the most recognizable and popular competitive games in the business and winning the Fortnite Champion Series is one of the most sought-after achievements there is, bested only by the Fornite World Cup hosted earlier this year. However, it is not all about bragging rights and there is some serious money up for grabs in the finals, with a prize pool ear-marked at in $5 million range for the Fornite Champions Series Chapter 2 S1.

With this considered, no wonder that both anticipation and the players’ skills levels are very high with just a week to go before it concludes, with series up and running for nearly a month now. As such, let’s take an overview of how the Fortnite Champion Series 2019 is due to pan out.

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Format

The competition has already begun with an open round beginning at the start of this month, where hundreds of teams from Europe, NA-East, NA-West, Brazil, Asia Oceania, and the Middle East were eligible to then proceed. The weekly stages occur across three rounds – Round One (Opens), Round Two (Semi-Finals) and Round Three (Finals). The top teams from Round Three in each region will advance to the Season Finals on December 6-8.

However, since then, the competition has been slowly evolving and whittling down the teams week by week. The top two players each week won an automatic spot in the finals, while the remaining spots being be filled by the most consistent players who have been participating in the series at the highest level over the course of the series. The series is now coming to a close and so all the spaces for the finals are now filled, and the finals will run from the 6th December to the 8th December when the Fortnite 2019 Champion Series winner will be crowned.

The Finals

The finals are upon us and the heats have already been revealed. The European teams have so far proven to be the most competitive and thus, these are the teams that the spotlight will be on next week when the Fornite Champion Series reaches is conclusion.  There will be four heats in the finals, with some very competitive match-ups within the heats that could have a huge significance on the out and out winner.  As we have already viewed 4 weeks of actions, those who have been up to date with their viewing of the Fornite Champion Series should already have a rough idea of who is edging it and who could be missing out. However, of course, it all comes down to the final two days of combat so it is still all to play for next week.

Advance from a previous Series Weekly or be top-ranked on the Series Leaderboard to be invited to this event. This tournament occurs across two rounds – Group Stages (top 100 teams from NAE, NAW, EU, and BR regions and top 50 teams from OCE, ASIA, and ME region) and Grand Finals (top 24 teams per region). For Group Stage, all qualified teams are seeded into a single session based on their final standings on the Series Leaderboard. The top teams from each session will advance to the Grand Finals of the FNCS.

In order to advance, they must be within the six first squads from each Heat. The match scoring system will be as follows:

  • Victory Royale: 15 Points
  • 2nd: 12 Points
  • 3rd – 4th: 9 Points
  • 5th – 6th: 6 Points
  • 7th – 8th: 3 Points
  • Each Kill: 1 Point
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Who is looking to win?

Currently, as mentioned, the favorites for the competition would be teams from Europe, while some North American teams have a good chance too. There are 3 picks though who are looking like they could go all the way. These are:

  • Khanada, Cloakzy, Fiber & Tfue

These guys have played well together over the series so far and have a wealth of experience in their ranks that could see them go all the way. Over the course of the series, they have shown good performances, securing themselves a second-place finish in the third week, but they have also been sloppy at times. Whether or not they will make it out as champions could come down to whether they can remedy these occasional flaws but they do have potential.

  • Rehx, Cented, EpikWhale & Edgey

Rehx, Cented and Edgey have all shown they have formed during the Season X and secured a third-place finish in the FNCS grand finals. As such, even before EpikWhale joined their team they were already doing very well for themselves and his addition is only going to make them stronger. Whether they have it in them to win in this tougher competition remains to be seen but they should be in the top spots.

  • Andilex, 4zr, Noward & DRG

So far, these team has not stepped outside of a top 4 finish in the series, finishing 1st twice and 2nd once, with their individual players being ranked in the top 10 consistently over the course of the European qualifiers. When you look at that form, these are hands down the favorites to take home the trophy next week and the smart money would be on them.

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Where to Watch Fortnite Champion Series stream

If you want to watch all the action from this series come to a conclusion then there should be plenty of places that will be showing it. Of course, Twitch.tv is always a solid option and much of the action will be streamed directly via this platform. However, it looks like we won’t get an official streaming from Epic Games directly. Although plenty of Fortnite streaming specialist sites exist out there and naturally, you will be able to keep up with the action there too, for example:

Watch Fornite Champion Series Chapter 2 S1 on North Americas’s Practice Server channel

This channel is a dedicated professional Fornite community. They will be hosting live community coverage of NA-East, NA-West, and Europe. Offering an unofficial live stream to watch FNCS.

Watch Fornite Champion Series Chapter 2 S1 on Twitch.tv or Mixer

There is an opportunity to follow the tournament through qualified players who decide to go live. They will be live streaming their own games within the FNCS.

A final option you could make of also if you were hoping to bet on the finals too is an online bookmaker, as these often show esports action and with the gravity of this occurrence, it should be a good place to watch the Fortnite Champion series too. 

Schedule

December 6th

  • 13:00 EST: EU Heat 1
  • 18:00 EST: NA-East Heat 1

December 7th

  • 10:00 EST: NA-East Heat 2
  • 15:00 EST: NA-East Heat 3
  • 18:00 EST: NA-East Heat 4

December 8th

  • 11:00 EST: EU Finals
  • 15:00 EST: NA-East Finals
  • 19:00 EST: NA-West Finals

Earn drops while watching the Fortnite Champion Series finals for Chapter 2 – S1

Epic Games posted a competitive blog today, informing fans that there will be two cosmetic items available to earn by watching FNCS streams on Dec. 6 and 7.

You will be able to earn an FNCS Chapter Two, season one spray and banner by watching approved Twitch channels and linking their Epic accounts with Twitch.

To earn the rewards, make sure your account is linked by using this link by Epic. Clicking that will ask you to log in to Twitch, after which you’re all set.

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Once your accounts are linked, there will be a notification that you have drops enabled.

Screencap via Epic Games

Find below the full list of Twitch channels supported by FNCS drops:

Europe

NA East

NA West

Brazil

Middle East

Oceania

Asia

Tune in during the finals for a chance to earn the FNCS banner and spray.

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