Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 – Season 1 is coming to a head, and teams are punching their tickets to the finals. On day one, we saw Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil and the Middle East compete in the first round of heats. As previously determined, the top six teams from each heat in NA East, NA West, Europe and Brazil will compete for a piece of the $4M USD prize pool. Many of the favorites of each region participated in the first heat. Several of the top teams vaulted themselves into the Grand Finals on Sunday. Alongside the favorites were some less recognizable teams who also extended their tournaments into Sunday.
Please note this may shift final placements in each Heat, so please refer to the Leaderboard prior to the start of the Grand Finals.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) December 7, 2019
As we’ve seen in the past, this first round of heats did not proceed without controversy. Many of the squads in NA East, NA West and Brazil experienced a bug where the correct points did not display on the in-game leaderboard. Epic Games did address this issue via Twitter and ensured that all teams who suitably qualified would safely move into the Grand Finals. The Fortnite developers have updated the leaderboards to reflect the correct scores. With all that said, let’s see how the action played out on day one of the Chapter 2 Season 1 Final.
Europe: Heat One
Europe’s first heat in the Fortnite Champion Series featured the winningest team during the qualifiers. Additionally, we saw the likes of mitr0 and his dominant teammates compete for a spot in the Chapter 2 Season 1 Finals. The game six closed, Airwaks, Skite, Vato and Nikof upset the two teams mentioned above with a win of their own. Overall, they put up 48 eliminations and 90 points, which landed them seven points clear of second.
Mitr0, k1nzell, Falconly and crr continued their impressive effort in squads with a second-place finish. Although they did not complete a Victory Royale, their consistent placement, along with 59 eliminations, contributed to 83 points in total. They will be moving onto the Chapter 2 Season 1 Final along with the other top 6 teams.
NA East: Heat One
Heat one in the NA East region featured some of the best squads in competitive Fortnite. The team of Zayt, Saf, Commandment and HighSky dominated the qualifiers and continued this dominance into heat one. Although the scoreboard does not correctly reflect it, Zayt and his teammates managed an astounding 97 points across six matches. This effort included a 13-elimination Victory Royale to secure a first-place finish in the first NA East heat.
As expected, Vinny1x, ZexRow, Calculator and MackWood also performed well. Their names constantly populated the elimination feed, and they managed 89 points overall. The squad comprised of Ninja, Reverse2k, Nate Hill and Funk produced one of the more shocking results in heat one. Ninja and his team won two of six matches and ultimately earned a spot in finals.
Although the scoreboard above is not entirely accurate, the top four teams are through to the finals. Epic Games will likely award missing points, which may shift the fifth and sixth place teams out of their positions.
NA West: Heat One
4DRStrom, Maken1x, Frapai and Thomuss put on quite a display in heat one for the NA West region. They surprisingly finished ahead of the favorites rehx, Cented, EpikWhale and Edgey by 24 points. Maken1x and his teammates earned back-to-back Victory Royales in matches two and three. This talented squad also managed 56 eliminations against some of the best that the NA West region has to offer. It was only a matter of time before usual Cash Cup contenders, Thomuss, Maken1x and Frapai found themselves atop an FNCS leaderboard.
The closing matches in heat one saw several of the borderline teams battling for the final qualifying spot into the Chapter 2 Season 1 Grand Finals. Ultimately, Fortnite World Cup Solos runner-up, psalm and his squad earned their second Victory Royale in game six. This display by the sixth-place team elevated them into the final position, and they will live to fight another day. Heat one showed just how capable the NA West region and its players are. We still have three heats remaining to shake out who will be in the finals.
Brazil: Heat One
Faah, Forone, spitflow hype and Bruиão finished in first place with 84 points in Brazil’s first heat. Although there were scoring issues in both Brazil and NA East, this margin between first and second is likely insurmountable. This squad collectively managed 39 eliminations and the often important, Victory Royale. They will be moving on to the finals to play against a band of talented Brazilian teams.
The heavy favorites out of Brazil’s first heat were leleo, kurtz, wisheydp and king. These four players convincingly controlled the qualifiers and followed that up with a third-place finish in this heat. As previously mentioned, the scoring system broke during the Brazil and NA East branch of the tournament. Epic Games will likely adjust these scores, which could very well move seem teams up and other groups out of the top six.
Middle East: Heat One
After showing their true skills during the FNCS Qualifiers, SNOW, Souriano, Unit and Brook came out swinging in Middle East’s first heat. In what will likely go down as one of the most dominant single heat performances, this squad smashed with 121 points. This effort included two Victory Royales and 55 eliminations. Game two was their best match, wherein that put up 15 eliminations and completed the win. This squad stood out amongst the pack and are moving on to finals along with the remaining 11 teams.
Middle East: Heat Two
Nearly mirroring the performance of the first-place team in heat one was the squad consisting of Spy, vagnaR, Kinqver and Tooke. This squad popped off with 122 points, which included an astounding three Victory Royales in total. We will see the top two Middle East teams from Heats one and two encounter each other in the Chapter 2 Season 1 Final. There is a clear separation at the top of the Middle East region. However, Fortnite has shown in the past that anything is possible.
Stay tuned to ESTNN for continued Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 – Season 1 results throughout the weekend.
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