Fortnite to Host FNCS All-Star Showdown With a $3 Million Prize Pool

Published 06/12/2021, 5:25 AM EDT


The competitive scene of Fortnite is one of the biggest reasons that the game is still relevant after four years of release. It comprises some of the best Esports athletes in the world like Bugha, Clix, benjyfishy, and Arkhram.

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Epic Games certainly recognizes the importance of professional players and leaves no opportunity to reward them. The newly announced FNCS All-Star Showdown is a perfect example of this. The developer recently reached out to prominent Twitch streamer and YouTuber SypherPK, and shared a ton of information about this massive tournament.

Best Fortnite players from each region will compete in the FNCS All-Star Showdown

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The FNCS All-Star Showdown is an invitational tournament, where Epic Games is inviting 90 of the best players from each region. Moreover, there is a wide range of competitions that one can take part in. These include Blueprint Battle, Bullseye Bonanza, and High Tier.

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These Creative competitions aren’t based on the standard competitive gameplay. Instead, they will test the player’s skill in specific aspects such as trick shotting, building, and editing.

On June 26, 2021, all the invited players will compete in a series of six games. At the end, there will be one All-Star Showdown champion who will take it all.

It is worth noting that 10 players can enter the FNCS All-Star Showdown by winning the qualifiers tournament. However, there are many pro players who haven’t been invited, and they will naturally try to qualify through the qualifiers. Hence, it is safe to assume that the qualifiers will be equally star-studded and action-packed as the FNCS All-Star Championship.

Epic Games will give bonuses to players for playing aggressively

Players are often called out for playing defensively in Battle Royale games. From the looks of it, this won’t be the case in the FNCS All-Star Showdown, because at the end of each match, the player with the highest eliminations will receive an additional bonus.

The prize pool for the FNCS All-Star Showdown is $3 million. Apart from Victory Royales, there are going to be a ton of ways through which the pro players can make a fortune.

SypherPK compared the tournament with the NBA All-Star Game that has dunk contests and shooting contests as well. Similarly, the All-Star Showdown will host aiming, building, and editing competitions on Creative maps.

While Bugha has been invited to take part in the building contest, Mongraal and Coop will have the opportunity to play in the Bullseye Bonanza aiming contest.

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Lastly, some Fortnite creators will host $10,000 tournaments for their communities. They can host their own challenges and accordingly, reward the best players in their audience.

All in all, it is great to see Epic Games investing such an enormous amount for casual players, pro players, as well as creators. The FNCS All-Star Showdown will undoubtedly be a success, and it might be the best Fortnite tournament we’ve ever witnessed so far!

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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