On October 15, the thrilling Fortnite Champion Series 2023 came to an end, showcasing an epic clash between the world’s finest esports organizations on the grand stage.
Since 2019, the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) has been a tournament of immense significance, where seasoned players vie not only for the prestigious title of champion but also for substantial cash prizes. With divisions spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and other regions, the FNCS brings together a diverse array of talented competitors.
FNCS 2023 featured four major tournaments, pitting the most skilled Fortnite players against each other in a battle for dominance. Their aim? To advance through the stages and ultimately secure a coveted spot in the exhilarating offline LAN event, the Global Championship, held in the vibrant city of Copenhagen. Undoubtedly, this event stands as the largest offline esports extravaganza for Fortnite since the unforgettable Global Championship of 2019.
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FNCS World Championship 2023
The FNCS World Championship spanned three days, kicking off on October 13 and culminating in the Grand Finals on October 15. Matches started at 10:00 AM Eastern Time each day and continued until 2:45 PM Eastern Time. Enthusiastic fans had the opportunity to purchase tickets and witness the event live in Copenhagen or catch the thrilling action at Legends Landing, where they could also win exclusive in-game FNCS rewards.
Upper Bracket (October 13):
- The excitement unfolded as 50 skilled duos across three specialties took part in the thrilling competition.
- Over the course of five intense matches, points were earned based on their placements and eliminations, adding to the tension.
- The top 25 duos secured their spots in the highly anticipated Grand Finals, marking a significant achievement.
- Meanwhile, the bottom 25 duos found themselves in the lower bracket, determined to fight their way back.
Lower Bracket (October 14):
- The stakes were high as the action continued with a mix of 25 duos from the upper bracket and 24 duos from the Last Chance Major.
- Once again, five challenging matches awaited them, where every placement and elimination mattered greatly.
- The top 25 duos from this stage would earn their golden ticket to the Grand Finals, showcasing their resilience and determination.
Grand Finals (October 15):
- The climactic finale arrived, pitting the elite 25 duos from the upper bracket against the equally skilled 25 duos from the lower bracket.
- With six intense matches on the line, each duo had to give their all, knowing that every placement and elimination could make or break their chances.
- The duo that emerged victorious would not only claim the championship title but also etch their names in Fortnite history, a testament to their exceptional skills and unwavering dedication.
Grand Final Results
As mentioned earlier, the Grand Finals brought together the crème de la crème of Fortnite talent, with the top 25 duos from both the upper and lower brackets vying for glory. On the final day of the FNCS, these skilled players engaged in an intense battle across six thrilling Battle Royale matches. Similar to most Fortnite tournaments, points were awarded based on eliminations, adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition.
In a stunning display of skill and determination, Cooper “Cooper” Smith and Matthew “Mero” Fytel emerged as the champions, claiming the top spot and the prestigious FNCS trophy. It was a remarkable feat for these young esports stars, considering Mero’s age of 19 and Cooper’s tender age of just 16. Their incredible victory came with a substantial prize of $1,000,000, a testament to their talent and hard work. The Fortnite community was taken aback by their youth and couldn’t help but anticipate a bright future ahead for these rising stars, as their gaming careers have already shown remarkable promise.
While Cooper and Mero stood at the pinnacle of success, it’s important to acknowledge the achievements of the other contestants as well. The FNCS 2023 Global Championship awarded a total prize pool of $4,000,000 to the 75 Grand Finalists, surpassing the previous year’s FNCS Invitational prize pool of $1 million. This substantial increase underscores the growing popularity and significance of Fortnite esports.