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TaySon wins Fortnite Season 3 FNCS EU Grand Finals

The FNCS is wrapping up this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that competitive Fortnite has ended for the season. On August 18 – two days after the Season 3 FNCS ends – Epic is hosting a competition called “Raise the Cup.”

Although Epic has not partnered with the Liverpool Football Club, the reward for the event is the “Raise the Cup” emote, which is a direct reference to the team. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Format & Scoring System

This tournament will be a squads competition, which will be the first of its kind in Chapter 2. The rest of the tournaments in this chapter have been solos, duos and trios. It will be interesting to see Squads compete for the first time in a long time – especially when a lot of these players are out of practice in such a format.

The point system has been tweaked to accommodate squads, which favors eliminations twice as much as solo fights. Additionally, as many players requested, competitors won’t have to deal with point thresholds in this tournament. Each placement will grant you one point – apart from winning – which means there won’t be any teams who narrowly miss the next placement threshold.

Here’s a breakdown of the points for the competition.

Points

Victory Royale: 30 points
2nd: 24 points
3rd: 21 points
4th: 19 points
5th: 17 points
6th: 15 points
7th: 14 points
8th: 13 points
9th: 12 points
10th: 11 points
11th: 10 points
12th: 9 points
13th: 8 points
14th: 7 points
15th: 6 points
16th: 5 points
17th: 4 points
18th: 3 points
19th: 2 points
20th: 1 point

Each Elimination: 2 points

Prizes

The prizes for this event won’t be monetary. Instead, players will be rewarded with the “Raise the Cup” emote. You’ll have to place in the top 1,000 in EU, top 625 in NA-East, and top 250 in NA-West.

It appears as though this is an open competition that will depend on your Arena Score. Like the Contender Cups, this tournament will be broken into Open League, Contender League, and Champion League.

As is the case with…