Epic Games has officially announced the details for Season 7 of the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS). The next installment of the competitive circuit will begin on July 29 following the conclusion of the All-Star Showdown on June 26. FNCS Season 7 holds a prize pool of $3 million spread across the seven different regions.
After a successful campaign in Season 6, FNCS will retain much of the same format and schedule in Season 7. Epic Games saw the positive reception to the changes they made from previous seasons and decided to keep the status quo for the most part.
FNCS All-Star Event
Epic Games will be hosting the FNCS All-Star event from June 23-26. It will include skill challenges, a non-battle royale team event, and a solo battle royale tournament. The FNCS will take a two week break from June 28-July 11 following the All-Star event.
FNCS Season 7 schedule
Like in Season 6, there will be three regional qualifying rounds that lead into the later rounds of the overall bracket. These qualifiers run from July 29 to August 22. Following this, qualifying teams will then compete for their chance to appear in the finals, which take place from September 3-5.
The full schedule for each region is as follows:
- Qualifier 1: Middle East – July 29-31. All other regions – July 30 – August 1.
- Bye Week: August 5-8.
- Qualifier 2: Middle East – August 12-14. All other regions – August 13-15.
- Qualifier 3: Middle East – August 19-22. All other regions – August 20-22.
- Semi-Finals: Middle East – August 27. All other regions – August 28.
- Reboot Round: Middle East – August 28. All other regions – August 29.
- Finals: Middle East – September 3-4. All other regions – September 4-5.
The qualifiers in Season 7 FNCS will work the same as in Season 6. The top three teams in each qualifier will advance straight to the finals, with the rest having to battle it out for a spot in the semi-finals. The semi-finals will award the top six teams a spot in the finals and the 7-17th placed teams a spot in the Reboot Round.
The Reboot Round will be made up of three matches. The winning team from each of these matches will move on to the finals. The top three teams from each region in the Season 6 FNCS finals have already secured a spot in the Season 7 finals, assuming they’re still together as a team.
FNCS Season 7 Format
Season 7 of FNCS is going to be played in the Trios format that will keep a similar point format for both the qualifying and later rounds. The first three qualifying rounds will award a 25 points for a Victory Royale and one point for each elimination. Every team in the top 17 will earn at least one point, with higher placements receiving more points.
In the semi-finals and on, a Victory Royale is good for 30 points and each elimination will be worth two points. Teams in the top 24 earn at least five points and again see a steady increase with higher placements.
FNCS Season 7 Prize Pool
The Season 7 FNCS teams will be playing for the lion’s share of the $3 million prize pool. The money is spread across the seven regions, with the larger regions holding a large majority of the cash. The prize pool is spread out as follows:
- EU: $1,351,200
- NA East: $635,100
- BR: $428,175
- NA West: $222,300
- Asia: $150,600
- ME: $122,500
- OCE: $90,450
Other Competitive Fortnite Events
Epic Games is also hosting events outside regular FNCS competition including Cash Cups, a Console Cup and Hype Cups. Friday Night Bragging Rights events have been discontinued. Here is what is coming up before and during Season 7:
- The Console Cup will offer a $250,000 prize pool when it runs from July 22-25
- Trios Cash Cups and Hype Cups are held every week on Mondays with the first being on July 12
- Limited-time-mode tournaments are held on Saturdays
- Solo Cash Cups are held on on Sundays
- Cash Cup Extra events will also be held on July 14, July 21 and August 25