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Shocker shocker - people are playing the Trios iteration of FNCS at record rates

Commonly touted by the professional community as the “best team format” for competitive Fortnite, Trios FNCS was a long anticipated competition that is finally coming to fruition. Ever since the end of Season 2 Chapter 2, when Trios was first announced for Season 4, players were crafting up teams and practicing in their limited capacity

Last weekend was week 1 of the Trios FNCS qualifier stage. It was the most played team FNCS in the tournament’s history. Here’s how the exact numbers break down compared to the first iteration of Trios FNCS (August 2019)

Special thanks to @FNCompData for creating compelling statistics for us to gawk at

Between all 7 regions, players competing in the first week of Trios FNCS increased by a multiple of 7. Seven times growth in the span of 14 months is a very healthy statistic that should make any of you number obsessors (like myself) very, very pleased

Apart from new games like Valorant, there aren’t any other mainstream games growing their competitive bases at this rate. Fortnite once again proves itself as a unicorn for both casual and competitive players alike

Data insight

The interesting part of having these data points is that we can spot some interesting anomalies. First things first, we’ve got to look at the console vs PC lobby breakdown


A majority of players are playing on PC. For 6 out of 7 regions this is true - except Brazil which has a notably larger console and mobile community. Should mobile and console really be getting the same prize distribution as PC? After all, not only do the best players compete on computers; they also have more players overall now!

Speaking about Brazil, Trio participation data suggests Epic is offering them the short end of the stick in terms of prize pool. Right now the region receives the same prizes as NA-West while boasting nearly three times as many players

Brazil had even more participation than NA-East by 4,000 players! NA-East has roughly 3 times the prize pool as Brazil, for reference

Overall, Brazil had the largest player increase of any region over the past 14 months, with 13 times as many players now. Epic cannot ignore our friends down south - give them a proper shot at the overall prize pool

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Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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