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Look forward to a packed calendar of Fortnite competition in C3:S3. There’s truly something for everyone.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is here and first impressions are overwhelmingly positive. Competitive fans will be pleased to know that plenty of events have already been revealed, and they start really soon!

Lightning Cups

If you can’t wait to get back into the action I have good news! Lightning Cups are back and they start straight away on Monday, June 6.

As always they will feature a selection of unique rulesets. They appear to be running almost daily for the first two weeks of the season before everything else starts, but hopefully the traditional Daily Duos Cups will still return too.

Console Solo Cash Cup

It’s been a long time coming but Console Cash Cups are officially resuming in Season 3. The first one isn’t until June 27 and then there’s a break during July for the FNCS before they go weekly in August.

Prizing seems to be the same across all regions. The top 10 players in Round 2 will win $200.

Trios Zero Build Cash Cup & Quick Trios Cash Cup

Love Fortnite Zero Build? Well now there’s money on the line! Admittedly not much, so you’ll have to dominate your region to get those earnings.

These are short 90 minute tournaments with two rounds. There will also be a Battle Royale equivalent “Quick Trios Cash Cup” on the same days. They begin June 24.

Solo Cash Cup

Same as ever, Solo Cash Cups are open only to Champion League Arena players and include a set lobby Round 2.

Like the Console Cup, there’s one of June 27 and then a prolonged gap until the next one on August 15.

Duos Cash Cup

You know the deal. Champion League players only, top 50 qualify to Round 2 where they will compete for cash prizes.

They are set to kick off in a few weeks’ time on Saturday, June 25, and will later swap back to Mondays so that they can run more regularly throughout July.

Hype Cups

Need a little boost on the grind to Champs, or just like to play the odd tournament with a friend? Expect a series of Hype Cups in Season 3 for both Solos and Duos.

They begin with a pair of “Super Hype Cups” on June 18 and 19 to get you started with a juicy pump to those Arena points.


Epic will likely release a more details about this season’s FNCS in the next week or two. However, we already know the schedule:

Qualifier 1: July 8-10

Qualifier 2: July 11, 13-15

Qualifier 3: July 16-17

Semi-Finals: July 22-24

Finals: August 13-14

No doubt there will also be a selection of other events to enjoy, such as skin cups, potentially Daily Duos, and the Console Champions Cup.

Go to our Events page to see all the dates, time and prize pool information for this season’s tournaments.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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