Epic reveals Swarovski-designed FNCS Invitational 2022 trophy
Epic Games and Fortnite have revealed the Swarovski-designed FNCS Invitational 2022 trophy ahead of this weekend’s competition.
Competitive Fortnite returns to LAN this weekend with the inaugural FNCS Invitational 2022. This moment is significant, considering the popular Battle Royale has not seen much offline action over the last two years. Furthermore, the FNCS Invitational boasts a $1 million prize pool and an exquisite trophy.
Today, Epic Games revealed its partnership with Swarovski to create a trophy fit for true champions. The developers gave fans and players the first look at what's up for grabs this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina at the FNCS Invitational LAN event.
Fortnite x Swarovski trophy revealed for FNCS Invitational 2022
For the first time, Swarovski has lent its expertise to construct an esports trophy. Designed using Unreal Engine, the Austria-based company utilized various innovative methods to build the ultimate prize. The trophy itself draws inspiration from Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4's "Chrome" appearance.
"The trophy design is inspired by the distinctive FNCS logo, with a shield-shaped base set with bespoke heliotrope crystals featuring an iridescent color-changing effect that transitions from purple to blue."
Swarovski Press Release
The tournament's champion-winning duo walks away with the FNCS Invitational trophy and $200K. Also, Epic Games will engrave the winner's in-game name onto the Chrome-themed trophy. Moreover, an Epic Games blog post describes the trophy as 15 pounds and 18 inches tall — a serious piece of hardware.
"Taking inspiration from this year's FNCS chrome logo, the trophy features the FNCS logo in the center and custom Swarovski crystals with an iridescent color-changing effect that transitions from purple to blue. Once a winner has been declared, the FNCS Invitational Champions' names will be etched onto the trophy. The final design weighs in at 15 pounds and stands 18 inches tall."
Epic Games comments on the Swarovski FNCS Invitational trophy
How to see the trophy in-game
Are you looking for an in-game rendition of the FNCS Invitational 2022 trophy? You can head over to the Legends Landing Creative Map by entering code 3303-7480-5925 to see it.
The FNCS Invitational 2022 goes down this weekend, November 12 and 13, live from Raleigh, North Carolina. Lastly, check out our other content regarding the LAN this weekend before the action gets underway!
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Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.