Fortnite FNCS Grand Royale: $5 Million Prize Pool — All Details

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FNCS 2021 goes into the next round with the Grand Royale, the biggest Fortnite tournament this year! What prize pool will be fought for this time? What format will the FNCS be, and how do you sign up? We have all the details for you!
FNCS Grand Royale
Epic's huge FNCS event has us hyped! | © Epic Games

With prize money totaling more than $5 million, the FNCS Grand Royale in 2021 is the biggest Fortnite tournament this year. And you also have the chance to be there and take home some fat prize money! We've got all the details you need to know about the FNCS Grand Royale right here!


How To Participate in the FNCS Grand Royale?

Once again, this FNCS will be played in the trio format. Any player who has at some point made it to an FNCS round (Round 4 of an FNCS qualifier, semifinals, or finals) is eligible to field a trio for the event. However, choose your team members wisely. Once you start with a team in the FNCS Grand Royale, you will not be able to change the team throughout the rest of the event.

The FNCS Grand Royale Rounds

The FNCS Grand Royale takes place over two weekends. The qualifying rounds will take place on the first weekend, and the grand finale will be held on the second weekend. The event starts with a three-hour open competition called "the loading" section, where teams have to score as many points as possible in up to 10 matches. After that, teams will be divided into two "paths".

The Victory Path with the top 33 teams and the "Reload" path with all other teams. In the Reload Path, teams will have three separate opportunities to earn a ranking among the top eight teams per region in a single competition section within 3 hours and 10 matches to qualify for the "Victory Train" path.

Victory Train Path

The "Victory Train" path consists of four separate competition sections, each consisting of eight matches. The team that secures the epic victory in a match advances to the finals. At the end of such a competition section, the teams are paired with the best eight teams from the previous competition section from the Reload Path winners, so that 33 teams participate again in the next competition section.

The teams that finish 2nd through 10th in each match are awarded consistency points. The team that has the most consistency points at the end of all "Victory Train" competition sections will enter the finals as the 33rd team.

Check out the complete rules over on Epic's official page.

When Does the FNCS Grand Royale Take Place?

As mentioned above, the FNCS Grand Royale will take place over two weekends. You can find the exact times in the game under the "Competition" tab. The schedule is as follows:

All regions except the Middle East

  • November 12: "Shop" competition section
  • November 13: "Victory March 1" competition stage
  • November 13: "Reload 1" competition section
  • November 13: "Victory March 2" competition section
  • November 13: "Reload 2" competition section
  • November 14: "Victory March 3" competition section
  • November 14: "Reload 3" competition section
  • November 14: "Victory March 4" competition section
  • November 20: Trio Finals - Day 1
  • November 21: Trio Finals - Day 2

Middle East

  • November 11: Competition section "Loading"
  • November 12: "Victory Train 1" Competition Section
  • November 12: "Reload 1" Competition Section
  • November 12: "Victory March 2" competition section
  • November 12: "Reload 2" competition section
  • November 13: "Victory March 3" competition section
  • November 13: "Reload 3" competition section
  • November 13: "Victory March 4" competition section
  • November 19: Trio Finals - Day 1
  • November 20: Trio Finals - Day 2

How is the Prize Money Divided in the FNCS Grand Royale?

Only the top 33 teams in each region will receive a prize. The prize money will be divided fairly among each team's three players.

Europe

1.: $600,000
2.: $450,000
3.: $270,000
4.: $180,000
5.: $120,000
6.: $90,000
7.: $75,000
8.: $60,000
9.: $54,000
10.: $44,400
11.-15.: $19,500
16.-20.: $15,000
21.-25.: $12,000
26.-33.: $9300

North America (East)

1.: $285,000
2.: $210,000
3.: $126,000
4.: $84,000
5.: $54,000
6.: $42,000
7.: $36,000
8.: $30,000
9.: $24,000
10.: $19,500
11.-15.: $9000
16.-20.: $6900
21.-25.: $5850
26.-33.: $4500

North America (West)

1.: $105,000
2.: $81,000
3.: $48,000
4.: $31,500
5.: $21,000
6.: $16,500
7.: $13,500
8.: $10,500
9.: $9000
10.: $6900
11.-15.: $3300
16.-20.: $2850
21.-25.: $2400
26.-33.: $1650

Brazil

1.: $180,000
2.: $140,000
3.: $84,000
4.: $57,000
5.: $36,000
6.: $28,500
7.: $24,000
8.: $19,500
9.: $15,900
10.: $12,000
11.-15.: $6000
16.-20.: $4800
21.-25.: $4200
26.-33.: $3300

Asia

1.: $64,500
2.: $49,500
3.: $30,00
4.: $19,500
5.: $13,500
6.: $10,500
7.: $8100
8.: $6300
9.: $5700
10.: $4200
11.-15.: $2100
16.-20.: $1800
21.-25.: $1500
26.-33.: $1200

Middle East

1.: $51,000
2.: $40,000
3.: $24,000
4.: $15,000
5.: $10,500
6.: $8400
7.: $6900
8.: $5100
9.: $4000
10.: $3300
11.-15.: $1800
16.-20.: $1500
21.-25.: $1200
26.-33.: $900

Oceania

1.: $39,000
2.: $30,000
3.: $18,000
4.: $12,000
5.: $7500
6.: $6000
7.: $5250
8.: $3900
9.: $3450
10.: $2700
11.-15.: $1500
16.-20.: $1200
21.-25.: $900
26.-33.: $750

If you don't qualify for the FNCS Grand Royale, don't be sad. There's always next time! Until then, practice with our Building Guide and we're sure you'll rock the FNCS next time!

For everything else related to the FNCS and more tournaments, we will of course always keep you updated in our Fortnite section.

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Original article by Alisa Eiber