Fortnite Season 6 Competitive – FNCS and rough start to the season
The latest Season of Fortnite has been in-game for a little while, but the competitive side of the game is just gearing up. Last weekend saw the first big event, and it is going to be followed pretty soon by the start of a bigger FNCS competitive series, alongside some smaller cups like the Trios Cash Cups making their return. Fortnite Season 6 is quite a bit different, bringing in some mechanics like crafting. It has made the game feel really fresh, and we can expect the title to play completely differently in esports events than it did last Season. However, Fortnite Season 6 competitive hasn’t gotten off to a great start.
The new batch of Fortnite competitive events are a fun early look for how the FNCS will go. The major changes to the game have made it much too different to rely on the same old predictions for who the top Fortnite players are. Crafting and other new weapon mechanics have completely reworked looting, bringing in new mechanics and dynamics. Although, it might end up being connection quality that decides things.
Fortnite Season 6 Competitive FaZe Clan Cup
The latest competitive event for Forntite was the FaZe Clan Elite Cup. This was a $25K tournament, giving the top teams and other qualifiers the chance to go head to head in Fortnite Season 6. However, this particular event had some major problems. Over the course of the tournament, #fixfortnite trended on Twitter. This was because of some pretty bad server lag going on during the competition. While the Fortnite community often claims the game is broken when ping means they lose out on taking a wall, the FaZe Cup was not great.
A lot of professional players went online to show just how bad the tournament experience had been.
— Clix (@ClixHimself) April 11, 2021
Some players have even suggested the over the top new content in Season 6 might be partially to blame for all of the lag.
wonder why the game lags so hard?
-46 raptor spawns
-46 chicken spawn
-7 spire people
— GUILD Hen (@hentvv) April 11, 2021
While it is possible, Fortnite’s servers have accommodated more ambitious games, like their end of Season live events. It is likely that this was just down to a server problem. While it is frustrating, individual cups like this aren’t as much of a focus as the FNCS. They’ve even addressed the problem themselves.
Fortnite FNCS Season 6
The FNCS Season 6 has had its full details revealed by Epic this week. This is the big event for the season. It crowns the top group of players in each region, and by winning you could effectively claim to have won the whole Season for competitive Fortnite. This is how it’s going to work:
- The FNCS is a Trios tournament.
- There are a few rounds of qualifiers before teams move through to the next stage.
- The top teams from the qualifier space directly into the finals. The others receive points week to week. These players then compete in Semis and the Reboot Round to get into the finals.
- The top teams from last Season head straight into the finals too.
- The finals pull all of the qualified teams against each other, competing for a regional prize pool. This is up to $1,350,000.
The FNCS is the major event per season. However, if Fortnite’s current design is making it tricky to actually play competitively, that needs to be watched out for. Hopefully the problems can be fixed before the FNCS kicks off and the Fortnite Season 6 competitive events can run smoother.
— Fortnite⚪️ (@FortnitrGame) April 11, 2021
Trios Cash Cups
The Trios Cash Cups are events held at pretty regular intervals, with smaller prize pools on offer. Cash Cups are a fun chance for up and coming players to place, alongside giving the top pros a live practise run ahead of bigger events. Most seasons see a pretty regular schedule of these cups. For Fortnite Season 6, the Trios cash cups are going to be held pretty regularly over the next two weeks. These are the dates you can find them:
- April 12th
- April 19th
- April 26th
- May 3rd
- May 10th
- May 17th
- May 24
Players compete in Trios, across all platforms but separated by region. The prize pool for each week is $40,215. Players can compete in ten matches, with those that rack up the highest score winning.
While there is quite a bit upcoming for Fortnite competitive in Season 6, things are looking a little worrisome. The game is having a lot of instability. When that’s combined with one of the most controversial Seasons Fortnite’s had in a long time, the tournament might be pretty unpredictable. If you’re looking at Fortnite betting then it might be harder to decide who to pick as your winner. Hopefully, Epic can fix the connection problems before the next major event.