BLAST renews its parntership with Epic Games to host FNCS for the third year in a row.
For the consecutive year, BLAST and Epic Games have teamed up for the Fortnite Champion Series. The 2023 Fortnite Champion series will feature three Majors and the Global Championship in Denmark with a combined prize pool of $10 million.
Leo Matlock, MD of Development at BLAST, said: “Extending and expanding the BLAST and Competitive Fortnite partnership into a third year is testament to the brilliant progress that has been made with FNCS over the last few years. We are really proud of the journey we’ve been on with the Competitive Fortnite team and how we have been able to support them in elevating the FNCS fan experience by focusing on player-led storylines and fan-first production techniques. 2023 is turning out to be another thrilling year, Major One has already been completed from the BLAST Copenhagen studios and we’re excited to deliver the remaining three FNCS events with a combined prize pool of $8 million on the line.
BLAST was responsible for Fortnite esports across 2022. They also hosted Fortnite’s return to in-person events with FNCS Raleigh, North Carolina. The Polish ‘Become Legends’ duo of Iwo "Setty" Zając and Michał "Kami" Kamiński won the event pocketing $200,000.
What is the FNCS 2023 format?
There are three Fortnite Majors in 2023. The schedule for the three Majors are as follows, (exact dates to be revealed later)
- Major 1 (February / March)
- Major 2 (April / May)
- And Major 3 (June / July)
- Fortnite Global Championship (late 2023)
You can find more information about the FNCS 2023 format here.
The Fortnite Global Championship will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. It will feature the best Fortnite teams from all over the world. With a $4 million prize pool, it marks the culmination of the 2023 Fortnite esports season.
“We look forward to building on last year’s unforgettable return to Fortnite in-person events for the FNCS Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina by bringing the year-defining FNCS Global Championship to our hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark for fans and players to enjoy later this year.”
For BLAST, bringing Fortnite in-person events to Copenhagen, will be a momentous occasion. BLAST has hosted events across various titles but is best known for its involvement in the CS:GO esports scene. BLAST will also host the next CS:GO Major in Paris, France.
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