August 3, 2021


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When is Fortnite Season 5’s FNCS?


For Chapter 2, Season 5, Fortnite‘s FNCS event is not that far away, and Epic Games has already revealed some details. So, everything you need to know is here.


Epic Games has rolled out many competitive tournaments for players to get involved over the course of the Fortnite season. These varied from the daily cash cups and the Fortnite World Cup.

With the 2021 season getting underway, attention turns to the FNCS, otherwise known as the Fortnite Championship Series, for players who have recently voiced concerns about the state of the competitive Fortnite scene, particularly with some random awards being given.

Some details about the 2021 season schedule were previously disclosed by Epic Games, including the fact that there will be no World Cup, once again, and everything will be mostly online.

FNCS Season 5 start date

In the case of the FNCS, which is the 2021 season’s first major event, it will start on Thursday, February 4th, and run for four weeks, with everything coming to an end on February 28th.

As for what the format is, well, Epic announced that for the whole of 2021, Trios will last. So, in the hopes of claiming some more FNCS glory, some of your favorite teams will be getting back together.

In the weekly heats, these teams will compete, hoping to claim a spot in the grand finals of their region. Then, for the chance to win some mega money, they will compete against the cream of the crop.

Prize pool

Epic has not yet verified anything in terms of the prize pool, although we may make some assumptions based on previous seasons.

The prize pool was a whopping $5 million for both Season 3 and Season 4 prize pools, shared across all regions-Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania-and Epic could go here for a comparable number. 

The battle royale devs have confirmed that more tournaments will be running throughout 2021, so maybe with an even larger prize pool than before, they will kick things off? who knows.