BLAST to produce $5M Fortnite FNCS Grand Royale

BLAST announced it will produce the FNCS Grand Royale event spanning Nov. 11-14 and Nov. 19-21, with the two-weekend competition including a prize pool of just more than $5 million.

It will be the final FNCS event of 2021 and follows the BLAST-produced $3 million All-Star Showdown in June.

The Grand Royale will include the addition of player cams designed to bring viewers closer to the action along with a Hype Hour Show on Nov. 19 featuring analysis along with player interviews.

The first weekend will consist of qualifying stages, with the Finals taking place the second weekend. Only the top 33 teams in each region earn a prize.

“We are delighted to once again work with Epic Games and the Fortnite team on another enormously important and innovative tournament, in the FNCS Grand Royale,” said BLAST VP of Product Nicolas Estrup. “We were really proud of being part of creating and running the All-Star Showdown concept and production back in June.

“This month’s end-of-year event will be further testament to the incredible synergy we’ve built up between the two companies over this time and the combined ambition in how we bring Fortnite to life competitively for the community.”

Regional Prize Pools
EU: $2,250,300
NAE: $1,055,250
Brazil: $699,300
NAW: $398,850
Asia: $248,400
Middle East: $198,400
Oceania: $151,800

The competition begins Friday with an open three-hour session where teams will have up to 10 matches to earn as many points as possible. They will then be placed in either the Victory Path (top 33 teams) or the Reload Path (everyone else).

Scoring Format
Victory Royale: 25 Points
2nd: 20 Points
3rd: 16 Points
4th: 14 Points
5th: 13 Points
6th: 12 Points
7th: 11 Points
8th: 10 Points
9th: 9 Points
10th: 8 Points
11th: 7 Points
12th: 6 Points
13th: 5 Points
14th: 4 Points
15th: 3 Points
16th: 2 Points
17th: 1 Point
Each Elimination: 1 Point

The Victory Path will consist of four separate sessions of eight games each. The team that earns the Victory Royale in each game will advance to the Finals.

At the end of a session, the top eight teams from the previous Reload Session will fill the next Victory Path, and teams that place 2nd-10th will receive Consistency Points. The team with the most cumulative Consistency Points at the end of the Victory Path sessions will be the 33rd team to advance to the Finals.

2nd Place – 20 Consistency Points
3rd Place – 15 Consistency Points
4th Place – 10 Consistency Points
5th Place – 8 Consistency Points
6th Place – 6 Consistency Points
7th Place – 4 Consistency Points
8th Place – 3 Consistency Points
9th Place – 2 Consistency Points
10th Place – 1 Consistency Point

Teams in the Reload Path will have three chances to finish in the top eight of a single session in order to advance to the Victory Path.

The Finals will take place over two days, with each day including six games. The first day will have the typical FNCS Finals scoring format

Victory Royale: 30 Points
2nd: 26 Points
3rd: 24 Points
4th: 22 Points
5th: 21 Points
6th: 20 Points
7th: 19 Points
8th: 18 Points
9th: 17 Points
10th: 16 Points
11th: 14 Points
12th: 13 Points
13th: 12 Points
14th 11 Points
15th: 10 Points
16th: 9 Points
17th: 8 Points
18th – 24th: 5 Points
Each Elimination: 2 Points

The points are being doubled for Day 2

Victory Royale: 60 Points
2nd: 52 Points
3rd: 48 Points
4th: 44 Points
5th: 42 Points
6th: 40 Points
7th: 38 Points
8th: 36 Points
9th: 34 Points
10th: 32 Points
11th: 28 Points
12th: 26 Points
13th: 24 Points
14th 22 Points
15th: 20 Points
16th: 18 Points
17th: 16 Points
18th – 24th: 10 Points
Each Elimination: 4 Points

–Field Level Media

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