The inaugural FNCS Grand Royale specialty event will occur in November with a $5M USD prize pool.

Epic Games has officially revealed details about the previously mentioned FNCS Grand Royale. Following the FNCS All-Star Showdown from Season 7, Epic will host another specialty event with precise prerequisites for hopeful participants. The developers have committed a whopping $5M USD to the event, which will occur over two days beginning in mid-November.

Today, ESTNN analyzes all the crucial details regarding the first-ever FNCS Grand Royale, including qualification, format, prize pool, scoring system and much more!

The FNCS Grand Royale is approaching fast! Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament:

— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) October 12, 2021

How to Qualify for the FNCS Grand Royale

The $5M USD Grand Royale welcomes all players that have qualified for a “single-lobby” round of FNCS. That means any single player who qualified for round four in a seasonal qualifier, Semi-Finals or Finals can create a trio for the Grand Royale. The catch is, if you meet those prerequisites, you can team with players who have not reached a single-lobby round of the Fortnite Champion Series.

It’s also worth noting that once you cannot change teammates once committing for the first event.

Here is a quick recap of how to qualify:

Must have reached a single-lobby round in any previous Fortnite Champion Series event (round four of qualifiers, FNCS Semi-Finals or FNCS Season Finals)
Can team with any others regardless of single-lobby status
Cannot switch teams after the event begins

FNCS Grand Royale Format

Unlike the All-Star Showdown, the Grand Royale is a trios event, with a unique format different from anything we’ve seen before. The competition will occur across two weekends, featuring a qualification round and the finals. We are going session-by-session to see what Epic has in store for players in the FNCS Grand Royale.

Load Session (November 12)

Open format for invited players
Three-hour session
A maximum of ten matches per team
The top 33 teams qualify for the Victory Path, whereas the others drop down to the Reload Path

Reload Path (November 13)

The field includes all teams that did not qualify in the Load Session
Three separate three-hour sessions
A maximum of ten matches per session
The top eight teams in each session qualify for the Victory Path (24 total)

Victory Path (November 14)

Four separate sessions
Eight games per session (32 total)
Victory Royale winners in each match advance to the FNCS Grand Royale Finals
After each eight-game session, the eight Victory Royale winners will move directly to the finals and will exit the Victory Path
Those eight spots will then be occupied by the top eight teams from the previous Reload Session to make a full lobby of 33 teams again
Teams that place 2nd-10th in each game will receive Consistency Points
The team with the most cumulative Consistency Points after the Victory Path sessions will advance as the 33rd team in the Finals

Here are the consistency point values in the Victory Path:

Consistency Points

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

FNCS Grand Royale Finals (November 21-22)

Two days of competition
12 matches total (six each day)
Teams cumulative score across the two days will determine their final placement

FNCS Grand Royale Scoring System Breakdown

Grand Royale participants have to work with three different scoring systems should they advance through all rounds of the competition. The preliminary Load and Reload sessions follow a traditional scoring structure — one point per elimination and 25 for the Victory Royale.

On day one of the Grand Royale Finals, eliminations are worth two points each, and a Victory Royale nets 30 points to the winning team. The second and last Grand Royale Finals day doubles point values from day one.

Here is the complete scoring system for each round:

Load Session & Reload Session

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

Grand Royale Finals: Day One

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

Grand Royale Finals: Day Two

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

FNCS Grand Royale Prize Pool Breakdown

The top 33 teams in each region will earn a prize after the two-week marathon of Fortnite gameplay. Europe leads the way with a staggering $2.2M USD. NA East bolsters a $1.05M USD prize pool in its own right.

Here is the complete prize distribution of the $5M USD per region:

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

That should cover everything you need to know about the FNCS Grand Royale. Hopefully, this breakdown helped clear any potential confusion. Remember, players can still qualify during FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8, which begins this weekend. Be sure to find a potential team for Grand Royale for your shot at $5M USD.

We’ll be sure to update you with any additional information worth mentioning!

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