The FNCS All-Star Showdown will see the best of the best battle it out in a totally unique tournament.
It’s been less than a week since the conclusion of the Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS, but Epic Games has already given fans more to look forward to. In a recent competitive update, they discussed future events and unveiled the first major Fortnite Invitational of 2021.
The developers confirmed that FNCS Season 6 will remain as Trios, and much to the disappointment of many console players, will still be cross-platform. They also added that before the FNCS kicks off on April 22, Cash Cups, Hype Cups, Friday Nite Bragging Rights and LTM Tournaments will all make a return.
Most exciting though, was the announcement of the FNCS All-Star Showdown. Taking place from June 23-26, this invitation-only event will showcase the very top talent that Fortnite has to offer.
We're recapping Chapter 2 Season 5, touching on Season 6, and pointing forward to our FNCS All-Star Showdown.— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) March 19, 2021
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Players will push themselves to the max, fighting through a series of skills challenges, non-Battle Royale team-based action, and finally a climactic Solo tournament. A total prize pool of $3,000,000 is up for grabs, so expect things to get intense.
This is how Epic will distribute invites according to the official blog post:
“A limited number of invitations will be offered to players based on their final ranking at the end of Chapter 2 Season 5 or Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS. Consistent final rankings with the same team across both Season’s FNCS Events will also factor in, so be sure to take that into account when deciding on your FNCS teammates in Chapter 2 Season 6!”
Hopefully, the FNCS All-Star Showdown will be able to capture the same level of hype as those early Invitationals, like the Summer Skirmish, that laid the groundwork for the competitive Fortnite scene. Simultaneously, the non-Battle Royale elements may also help to appeal to a more casual audience.
It’s a long wait till June, but this sort of communication is a huge improvement by Epic Games and is greatly appreciated. If the recent cycle of regular competitive blog posts and listening to community feedback continues, there is definitely a bright future ahead for Fortnite esports.