Fortnite FNCS Global Championship 2023: Format, Prize Pool & Schedule

The FNCS is finally entering the next round. And bigger than ever! What prize pool is being fought for in Fortnite this time? What format will the FNCS Global Championship be played in? Where does the transmission take place? We have all the details for you!

FNCS Champion Series 2023
The FNCS is back and once again the best Fortnite players in the world are going head-to-head! | © Epic Games

The FNCS is back in 2023, and it's bigger than ever! Named the Fortnite Champion Series Global Championship, the best duos from around the world once again have a chance to compete for a share of a total of $10,000,000 in prize money! That's almost World Cup level.

The cool thing is, this is again a LAN event, which means you can be there live and cheer on the pros! But in which format will the FNCS be played this time? How can you participate yourself? How is the prize money divided? Here come all the details.


FNCS Global Championship 2023: Major Qualification, Participation & Schedule

The FNCS will be a duos competition in 2023 and is divided into three so-called majors that take place over several weeks.

At the end of each weekly session of the FNCS Major, each participating duo will earn Series Points based on their performance and finish for that week.

The 40 duos who have accumulated the most points on the Series Leaderboard over the course of three weeks advance to the Grand Finals, where $2,000,000 in prize money is up for grabs. The top duos from each region will also qualify for the 2023 FNCS Global Championship, which will then have a $4,000,000 prize pool at stake.

That's the full schedule for FNCS 2023.

FNCS Major 1

Qualifying spots for the Global Championship:

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Weekly competition

  • February 2nd to 5th
  • February 9-12
  • February 16-19

FNCS Major 1 - Second Week

  • February 24-26

FNCS Major 1 Grand Finals: $2,000,000 prize pool

  • March 3rd to 5th

FNCS Major 2

Qualifying spots for the Global Championship:

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Weekly competition

  • April 13-16
  • April 20-23
  • April 27-30

FNCS Major 2 - Second Wave Week

  • May 5th to 7th
FNCS Major 2 Grand Finals: $2,000,000 prize pool
  • May 12-14

FNCS Major 3

Qualifying spots for the Global Championship:

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Weekly competition

  • July 20-23
  • July 27-30
  • Aug. 3-6

FNCS Major 3 - Second Week

  • August 11-13

FNCS Major 3 Grand Finals: $2,000,000 prize pool

  • August 18-20

FNCS Last Chance Major

Qualifying spots for the Global Championship:

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  • August 24th to 27th

FNCS Global Championship 2023: $4,000,000 prize pool

  • End of 2023

FNCS Global Championship 2023

The Grand Finals of the FNCS Global Championship 2023 will be held as an in-person event in Copenhagen, Denmark in the final quarter of this year. Here, 75 of the world's best duos will compete for a share of the $4,000,000 in prize money (you might even be one of them!).

These duos compete in a new format with an upper bracket and a lower bracket.

Upper Bracket

In the Upper Leg, 50 duos will compete in 5 matches on Day 1 of the 2023 FNCS Global Championship. The 25 duos who have accumulated the most points after 5 matches on the leaderboard advance to the Grand Finals and compete on Day 3. The 25 duos who have accumulated the fewest points overall after 5 matches on the leaderboard will slide down to the lower leg and face Day 2.

Lower Bracket

On the lower leg, 50 duos will compete in 5 matches on Day 2 to secure the final spots at the FNCS Global Championship 2023 Grand Finals. The 25 duos who earn the most points after 5 matches advance to the Grand Finals.

Grand Finals

The world's best upper and lower leg duos will compete in 6 matches in the FNCS Global Championship 2023 Grand Finals to see who will be crowned the 2023 Global Champion!

How to watch the FNCS Global Championship 2023 live

Of course you can also follow the event from home. This works either directly via Fortnite at Legends Landing or in the official FNCS live stream in the supported languages. To get to Legends Landing, simply enter the island code 3303-7480-5925 or select the corresponding tile on the Discover screen.

Alternatively, you can also find the live broadcast on the following platforms:

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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