Epic Games has officially revealed the roadmap for the 2023 Fortnite Championship Series, which will this year be structured in a "Majors" format. Players will have the opportunity to compete for a share of the $10,000,000 prize pool, starting with FNCS Major 1 on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
FNCS 2023 Format
- Major 1: 5 weeks of competition
- Major 2: 5 weeks of competition
- Major 3: 5 weeks of competition
- Last Chance Major: 3 days of competition
- Global Championship: 3 days of competition
FNCS for 2023 remains in a duos team format. FNCS Major 1 will temporarily replace the Elite Divisional Cups for a total of five weeks, with players who earn Elite Division during Season 1 unlocking participation in the first Major.
FNCS Major 1
It's time to fetch your duos partner and prepare for Major 1 of FNCS, which begins on February 2, 2023. In the FNCS Weekly sessions during FNCS Major 1, scores will be combined across both Thursday’s and Friday’s FNCS Major Weekly Competition sessions. Following the conclusion of the Friday session, the top 50 duos from each region will qualify for that week’s FNCS Major 1 Weekly Finals.
At the end of each weekly FNCS Major 1 competition, every duo that competed will be awarded Series Points based on their performance and results from that week. The top 40 duos that earned the highest cumulative points on the Series Leaderboard across three weeks will advance to the FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals.
- Week 1: 3 Days of Competition
- Week 2: 3 Days of Competition
- Week 3: 3 Days of Competition
- Surge Week: Last chance to qualify
- Grand Finals: 2 Days of Competition
FNCS Major 1 Surge Week
Duos that place 41st through 90th on the Series Leaderboard after 3 weeks of FNCS Major 1 weekly competition will advance to the FNCS Major 1 Surge Week. These duos will compete in five FNCS Major 1 Surge Week matches for an extra opportunity to earn one of the last spots in the FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals.
The five Duos who claim a Victory Royale during any one of the Major 1 Surge Week matches will immediately advance to the Major 1 Grand Finals, and the next 6th through 10th highest-scoring duos from the Leaderboard will also advance to the Grand Finals based on consistency.
FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals
The FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals will be held in March 2023, which will have opportunities to advance to the Upper Bracket of the FNCS Global Championship 2023 in late 2023.
The FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals will take place across two days of competition, with six matches each day for a total of twelve matches. Duos with the highest cumulative points on the applicable FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals leaderboard will win a piece of the $2,000,000 prize pool, and the best in each region will advance to the FNCS Global Championship 2023. For the breakdown of each region’s total qualification spots to the Global Championship, please see below.
FNCS Last Chance Major
After FNCS Majors 1, 2, and 3 have concluded, there will be one final FNCS Last Chance Major as the last opportunity to qualify for the FNCS Global Championship 2023.
The FNCS Last Chance Major will be held on August 24th - 27th. The Top 250 duos in Round 1 of the FNCS Last Chance Major will advance to Round 2 to compete across two days with six matches each day (for a total of twelve matches). Mark your calendars and prepare to claim your spot among some of the very best!
FNCS Global Championship
In Q4 of this year the Fortnite Competitive team plans to host the FNCS Global Championship 2023, an in-person LAN tournament, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prepare to watch — or to be one of — 75 of the best duos from around the globe compete for a share of the $4,000,000 prize pool! These duos will be competing across a new Upper and Lower bracket format.
FNCS 2023 Prize Pool
- FNCS Major 1: $2,000,000
- FNCS Major 2: $2,000,000
- FNCS Major 3: $2,000,000
- FNCS Global Championship 2023: $4,000,000
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