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Fortnite: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 news and updates

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When Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 was released, we put all the details in this post. This competitive Fortnite season is bound to be the best in history. Even though we won't have face-to-face events in 2020, Epic Games is doing a good job. With that, they announced that we will have a Solo Fortnite Champion Series, it will be the highlight for Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3.

In addition, DreamHack announced an open online tournament in monthly format. It will have0 US$ 250,000 in prizes, starting in July of that year and will last until January 2021. Solo and Trio Cash Cups will have professional players playing competitive games.

There is also something about the Daily Cups. Last season, Epic Games launched the Daily Duo Cups, which took place daily from March 25 to April 30. Players asked for more Daily Cups, and Fortnite complied. As of July 14, all regions and platforms will see the Daily Trios Cups on the Compete tab. However, these new Daily Cups will be very different from what we saw in Chapter 2 – Season 2.

Daily Trios Cup Format

We will have a format very similar to the Daily Duos Cups that in Season 2. The sessions will last three hours. The trios have a maximum of ten matches to play over that time. The set of rules listed on the Fortnite website provides more details on the format.

Now in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3, the trios have a maximum of ten matches to play over that time. (Imagem: Epic Games)

“Each session lasts approximately three (3) hours. Players can participate in a maximum of ten (10) matches during any session. Players will earn points based on the scoring system listed in Sections 2.4.2 and 2.4.3 (as applicable). Matches for a session will only count if the match starts before the session window is closed. ”

Daily Trios Cup Scoring System

Since the FNCS Duos of Chapter 2 of the second season, Epic Games has been testing different scoring systems. Many scoring systems over time reward typing and players have talked about it. For the first time in Fortnite's competitive history, Epic Games is implementing an elimination limit for the Daily Trios Cups. Each elimination will earn one point, however, trios can earn additional points after two eliminations. Under this new scoring system, placement points will start at 20th place.

  • Victory Royale: 14 points
  • 2nd: 11 points
  • 3rd: 9 points
  • 4th: 8 points
  • 5th: 7 points
  • 6th: 6 points
  • 7th – 8th: 5 points
  • 9th – 10th: 4 points
  • 11th – 13th: 3 points
  • 14th – 17th: 2 points
  • 18th – 25th: 1 point

Prize Pool

The PC and the console will have separate tournaments and prizes. Last time, only the winners received a cash payment. For Chapter 2 – Daily cups of trios from the third season, the top three teams from each platform and region will earn money every day.

Event Awards – PC – All Regions

  • Rank Prize
  • 1st $1,200
  • 2nd $900
  • 3rd $600

Event Prizes – Xbox/PS4/Mobile/Switch – All Regions

  • Rank Prize
  • 1st $1,200
  • 2nd $900
  • 3rd $600

The prize amounts to US$ 1.47 million if we add the prizes per week and multiply it by the seven competitive regions. This is a nice change that Epic Games is providing for the competitive landscape. There is no shortage of tournaments in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.

Official Broadcasts Will Remain

Epic Games returned with official broadcasts for FNCS Invitational in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. Fortnite fans would once again have the option of watching the launchers Ballatw, MonsterDFace, Shyowager, and many others.

“With last season's FNCS Invitational, we wanted to see if we could bring back the official broadcast with a completely remote and socially distant production team. Given all the positive feedback we received, we will continue to broadcast our FNCS tournaments this year, highlighting new and growing talent on the screen during these broadcasts.”

Tournament Schedule for Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3

We leave this important information last. The Competitive Team has provided a schedule of events for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3. Trio and Solo Cash Cups will begin on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 15, respectively. A month later, on August 16, the Solo Fornite Champion Series will begin. Epic Games is providing Trio Cash Cups to those ranked in the Contender and Champion divisions. See the full schedule below:

  • Contender-Only Trios Cash Cups: Every Wednesday from July 15 – August 12
  • Champion-Only Trios Cash Cups: Every Wednesday from July 15 – August 12
  • Platform Cash Cups: Every Thursday from July 16 – August 13
  • Hype Nite: Every Sunday from July 19 – August 16
  • 1st FNCS Qualifier: August 1
  • 2nd FNCS Qualifier: August 2
  • 3rd FNCS Qualifier: August 8
  • 4th FNCS Qualifier: August 9
  • FNCS Finals: August 14 – August 16

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 FNCS will take place in August. (Image: Epic Games)

It is an exciting time to be a competitive Fortnite player and watchers. The summer of 2020 will provide endless content and tournaments, with huge payouts at stake almost every week.

Brazilian, 23 years old, I follow eSports since 2010 with a good experience in Counter Strike Global Offensive, Fortnite, League of Legends and Valorant with articles and news published in the electronic sports scene.