Qualifiers for FNCS Season 5 have begun and, as always, Epic will allow viewers to earn some exclusive in-game rewards through free Twitch Drops. We'll show you how!
Originally, the Fortnite FNCS was supposed to start on February 7, 2021. However, it had to be postponed due to a bug that prevented players from joining the tournament queue. It finally started last weekend and Epic Games has decided to broadcast the tournament in many new regions and languages. As always, there will be some cool free in-game rewards for all the spectators.
We have discovered a bug in the v15.30 update that is preventing some players from being able to queue into tournaments. To ensure all eligible players have the opportunity to compete, we are shifting each FNCS Qualifier back one week.— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) February 3, 2021
FNCS launched yesterday, February 14, 2021, and Epic will broadcast FNCS in Europe, North America (East), and Brazil, as well as North America (West). In addition, the broadcast of FNCS in Oceania will be presented by the Australian Open (AO). Last but not least, the competitions in Europe will also be broadcast in German, Spanish, and French.
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This season, the broadcasts will focus on the decisive competition phases of the FNCS. In plain language, this means that the focus will be on the last round of qualifications - i.e. February 14, 21, and 28 - as well as the semifinals and finals.
The program schedule in Europe is as follows:
- Show start: 13:00/19:00 CET
- Live broadcast for Europe: 13:15/19:15 CET
- End of the broadcast: approx. 16:30/22:30 CET
You can watch the replay of the first qualification in English here:
Free Twitch Drops in FNCS
There are plenty of free Twitch Drops for viewers again this FNCS Season. Decide on a supported channel by simply looking under the stream title (all official channels are supported). Don't forget that your Epic and Twitch accounts must be linked on Fortnite.com to receive the Twitch Drops.
There are different rewards every week, so check in with the streams regularly to be lucky enough to win a back accessory, a spray, an emoticon, or a loading screen.
How To Watch the FNCS Live
All shows in all languages will be streamed at watch.fortnite.com. You can find the native Twitch stream for the broadcast you want here:
- Broadcast of the competitions in Europe in English
- Broadcast of the competitions in Europe in German
- Broadcast of the competitions in Europe in French
- Broadcast of the competitions in Europe in Spanish
- Broadcast of the competitions in Brazil in Brazilian Portuguese
- Broadcast of the competitions in Oceania in English
- Broadcast of the competitions in the regions of Europe, North America (East) and North America (West) in English
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Original article by EarlyGame's Alisa Eiber.