Fortnite FNCS Chapter 3, Season 3: Registration, Prizes & More

Fortnite players, this is your chance to seize glory during Chapter 3, Season 3. The FNCS 2022 is finally entering the next round! How big is the prize pool? What is the FNCS format this time? How to register? We have all the details for you!

Fortnite FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3
The FNCS is back and once again the best Fortnite players in the world are going head-to-head! | © Epic Games

It's time for the first Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 3, Season 3! Once again, the FNCS will be played in a duo format; the best players in the world will compete to prove their skills and win a share of the massive $3 million prize pool. We'll tell you all about the prize distribution, format, point distribution, and more.

FNCS Chapter 3, Season 3 Terms and Conditions & Registration

First, let's take a look at who is eligible to participate in the first place.

  • You must be 13 years or older
  • You must have two-factor authentication enabled
  • You must agree to and comply with the Fortnite End User License Agreement (“Fortnite EULA”)
  • Your player name must not contradict the Code of Conduct
  • Your Epic account level must be at least 100
  • Your Fortnite account must be ranked at least in the Arena Mode Champion League (Division I, II, or III) in your respective server region

If you and your teammate meet all the requirements, you can register for the FNCS qualifiers in your region under the Fortnite Competitive tab and queue up in matchmaking at the start of the tournament.


FNCS Chapter 3, Season 3 Schedule

The FNCS will begin with the first round of qualifiers in early July and end with the Finals in mid-August. You can find out how many teams advance to the next qualifying round in the official FNCS Chapter 3, Season 3 rules.

The exact schedule is as follows:

  • Qualifiers: 06-10 July, 11-15 July, 16-18 July
  • Semifinals: 21-24 July
  • Finals: 12-14 August


FNCS Chapter 3, Season 3 Finals Qualification

The top five teams from each qualifier advance directly to the FNCS Finals, for a total of 15 teams. Each qualification spans four rounds, with a designated lobby competing to qualify in the fourth round.

This is a short summary of how you can qualify for the Finals:

  • Stage 1: Five matches; 2.5 hours; Duos 1-50 on the Series Points Leaderboard
  • Stage 2: Six matches; 3 hours; Teams 1-61 on the Series Points Leaderboard
  • Stage 3: Six matches; 3 hours; Teams 1-73 on the Series Points Leaderboard

How to become an FNCS Champion

Again this season, there are two ways to be crowned FNCS champions.

The first path to victory in the FNCS Finals is to score a match point. A match point allows a team to end the tournament early by scoring 475 points and three epic wins. Once players on a team meet both of these requirements, they will be crowned FNCS Champions!

These are the two criteria for a match point this season:

  • Epic wins: 3
  • Earned points: 475

The second path to victory in the FNCS Finals is to be the team with the most points after completing all 12 matches. If neither team has scored a match point by Match 12, the players on the team with the highest total points at the end of Match 12 will be crowned FNCS Champions!

FNCS Chapter 3, Season 3 Prize pool

Let's get to the most exciting part, the prize pool! Yep, there's a quite of cash on the line again this season. As in the last season, the prize pool is $3,000,000. Prizes in the finals will be split equally among each team based on their placement. These are the prize moneys per region:

  • EU: $1.350.000
  • North America East: $690.000
  • Brazil: $240.000
  • North America West: $240.000
  • Asia: $240.000
  • Middle East: $120.000
  • Oceania: $120.000

That was the recap of the key details for the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3, Season 3.

You can read about everything else, like the point distribution, in the official Fortnite competition section when it is available. For everything else to do with the FNCS and other tournaments, we will of course always keep you up to date in our Fortnite section.

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