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Fortnite Season 2 Champion Series: Everything we know

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The Fortnite Championship Series is this weekend. Plenty of streamers and pro gamers will be duking it out on the battle royale island for a small mountain of prize money.

Here's everything we know about season 2's FNCS, including prize pool, rules of engagement, and the dates and times you need to be watching.

When are the FNCS finals?

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The Fortnite Championship Series (or FNCS) is running from April 17 through April 19. You can get a full schedule here. You can watch most streamers through Twitch via their Fortnite hub.

The event starts at 1pm PT on Friday April 17, when duos rounds 1 and 2 will take place.

Saturday, April 18, duos rounds 3 and 4 start at 1pm PT.

Sunday, April 19, the grand finals start at 5pm PT.

Want to know who to look out for during these intense final rounds? Check out Fortnite's official preview of the competitors.

How to unlock Fortnite Champion Series items

Epic is giving players a chance to snag some cool FNCS-themed gear, including a new spray, a new emote, a skateboard, and a pickaxe. All you have to do is watch some Twitch streams. Easy enough.

This weekend, you can unlock a number of these items (we're not sure yet about the pickaxe) by logging into Twitch and watching streamers while having drops enabled. You can enable that feature by going here if you haven't already.

Most of the streamers competing in FNCS will have drops featured.

Fortnite Season 2 Champion Series rules

Here's what your final match position means in terms of points:

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • 2nd-5th: 7 Points
  • 6th-10th: 5 Points
  • 11th-15th: 3 Points
  • Elimination: 1 Point

These are the series points awarded to every duo team at the conclusion of each week's round three window:

  • 1st: 500 
  • 2nd: 476 
  • 3rd: 452 
  • 4th: 428 
  • 5th: 408 
  • 6th: 386 
  • 7th: 363
  • 8th: 350
  • 9th: 332
  • 10th: 316 
  • 11th-15th: 300 
  • 16th-20th: 284
  • 21st-25th: 270
  • 26th-50th: 244

You must be at least 13 years old to participate in FNCS. Any player younger than 18 years old must have a parent's permission to participate.

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FNCS duo prize pool: stage one

These stage one prizes, exclusive to PC players, are split evenly among the two winners. Here are all the prizes by rank for each territory:

Weekly event prizes: Europe

  • 1st: $5,000
  • 2nd: $4,500
  • 3rd: $4,000
  • 4th: $3,500
  • 5th: $3,000
  • 6th: $2,400
  • 7th: $2,100
  • 8th: $1,800
  • 9th: $1,500
  • 10th: $1,200
  • 11-15th: $1,000
  • 16-20th: $700
  • 21-25th: $500
  • 26-50th: $400

Weekly event prizes: NA East

  • 1st: $4,500
  • 2nd: $4,200 
  • 3rd: $3,500 
  • 4th: $2,750 
  • 5th: $2,400 
  • 6th: $2,000 
  • 7th: $1,400 
  • 8th: $1,200 
  • 9th: $1,000 
  • 10th: $800 
  • 11th-15th: $600 
  • 16th-20th: $500 
  • 21st-25th: $400

Weekly event prizes: NA West

  • 1st: $3,000 
  • 2nd: $2,400 
  • 3rd: $1,500 
  • 4th: $1,100
  • 5th: $1,000 
  • 6th: $900
  • 7th: $800
  • 8th: $700
  • 9th: $600 
  • 10th: $500

Weekly event prizes: Brazil

  • 1st: $3,000
  • 2nd: $2,400
  • 3rd: $1,500
  • 4th: $1,100
  • 5th: $1,000
  • 6th: $900
  • 7th: $800
  • 8th: $700
  • 9th: $600
  • 10th: $500

Weekly event prizes: Asia

  • 1st: $1,130
  • 2nd: $800
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $650
  • 5th: $600
  • 6th: $550
  • 7th: $500
  • 8th: $450
  • 9th: $420
  • 10th: $400

Weekly event prizes: OCE

  • 1st: $1,130
  • 2nd: $800
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $650
  • 5th: $600
  • 6th: $550
  • 7th: $500
  • 8th: $450
  • 9th: $420
  • 10th: $400

Weekly event prizes: Middle East

  • 1st: $1,130
  • 2nd: $800
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $650
  • 5th: $600
  • 6th: $550
  • 7th: $500
  • 8th: $450
  • 9th: $420
  • 10th: $400

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FNCS duos prize pool: stage two

Season finals event prizes: Europe

  • 1st: $70,000
  • 2nd: $60,000
  • 3rd: $55,200
  • 4th: $45,000
  • 5th: $40,000
  • 6th: $30,000
  • 7th: $26,000
  • 8th: $22,000
  • 9th: $18,000
  • 10th: $14,000
  • 11-15th: $7,000
  • 16-25th: $4,000
  • 26-50th: $3,000
  • 51-200th: $1,800

Season finals event prizes: NA East

  • 1st: $44,000
  • 2nd: $37,000
  • 3rd: $34,000
  • 4th: $28,000
  • 5th: $25,000
  • 6th: $18,000
  • 7th: $16,000
  • 8th: $13,500
  • 9th: $11,300
  • 10th: $8,700
  • 11-15th: $4,300
  • 16-25th: $2,500
  • 26-50th: $2,000
  • 51-200th: $1,120

Season finals event prizes: NA West

  • 1st: $17,500
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $13,800
  • 4th: $11,200
  • 5th: $10,000
  • 6th: $7,500
  • 7th: $6,500
  • 8th: $5,500
  • 9th: $4,500
  • 10th: $3,500
  • 11-15th: $1,750
  • 16-25th: $1,000
  • 26-50th: $750
  • 51-200th: $450

Season finals event prizes: Brazil

  • 1st: $17,500
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $13,800
  • 4th: $11,200
  • 5th: $10,000
  • 6th: $7,500
  • 7th: $6,500
  • 8th: $5,500
  • 9th: $4,500
  • 10th: $3,500
  • 11-15th: $1,750
  • 16-25th: $1,000
  • 26-50th: $750
  • 51-200th: $450

Season finals event prizes: Asia

  • 1st: $10,000
  • 2nd: $9,000
  • 3rd: $8,000
  • 4th: $7,000
  • 5th: $6,000
  • 6th: $5,000
  • 7th: $4,000
  • 8th: $3,000
  • 9th: $2,300
  • 10th: $1,700
  • 11-15th: $1,000
  • 16-25th: $650
  • 26-50th: $500
  • 51-100th: $400

Season finals event prizes: OCE

  • 1st: $10,000
  • 2nd $9,000
  • 3rd: $8,000
  • 4th: $7,000
  • 5th: $6,000
  • 6th: $5,000
  • 7th: $4,000
  • 8th: $3,000
  • 9th $2,300
  • 10th: $1,700
  • 11-15th: $1,000
  • 16-25th: $650
  • 26-50th: $500
  • 51-100th: $400

Season finals event prizes: Middle East

  • 1st: $10,000
  • 2nd: $9,000
  • 3rd: $8,000
  • 4th: $7,000
  • 5th: $6,000
  • 6th: $5,000
  • 7th: $4,000
  • 8th: $3,000
  • 9th: $2,300
  • 10th: $1,700
  • 11-15th: $1,000
  • 16-25th: $650
  • 26-50th: $500
  • 51-100th: $400