Epic announces $3M prize pool for FNCS All-Star event – Reuters

Epic announces $3M prize pool for FNCS All-Star event – Reuters

A $3 million prize pool will be up for grabs in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) All-Star Showdown, which begins Friday and runs through June 26, Epic Games announced Thursday.

The event kicks off this weekend with Fortnite content creators running personal challenges and tournaments.

The FNCS All-Star Showdown will be held in conjunction with esports network BLAST.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this journey with the talented people behind Fortnite Competitive and the FNCS,” BLAST vice president of product Nicolas Estrup said in a statement. “Being able to dedicate challenges to showcase all the intricacies of what it means to be a top Fortnite player really excites us and we hope the community will feel the same.”

Next up will be a Solo All-Star Play In Tournament for eligible Champion League players, June 18-20. The open field will be narrowed down in the second round to the top 2,000 players apiece from Europe, North America East, North America West and Brazil plus the top 1,000 players apiece from Asia, Oceania and the Middle East.

A third round will further narrow the fields, and the fourth (final) round will feature just the top 100 players from each region.

On June 23-24, three Skills Challenges will be held, with players’ abilities in building, editing and aiming to be measured. Content creators ImmatureGamer, Enigma and Dummblond will