The competitive Fortnite season is a few weeks away in Chapter 3 Season 3. Here is the Fortnite FNCS schedule and tournament dates ahead.

In case you missed it — Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is off and running. After an intense season-ending event, the Resistance triumphed over The Imagined Order (IO). As a result, the Fortnite Chapter 3 Island is in a state of tranquility. However, the intensity never stops for the top competitors, and Epic Games officially released the Fortnite FNCS schedule and more for the season.

Today, we’ll look at all of the tournaments that tournament players can expect this season, including the Fortnite FNCS, Cash Cups, Zero Build Cups, and more! Here’s everything you can expect in Chapter 3 Season 3.

Fortnite FNCS schedule in Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite FNCS schedule
Fortnite Champion Series

This season’s Duo FNCS event begins July 8 with one of three qualifiers. Epic Games did not make any significant changes to the format, meaning we’ll see 15 teams in each region advance directly to the Season 3 Finals from the qualifiers. Then, the remaining teams based on the Series Points leaderboard will compete in the semi-finals.

Here is the complete list of dates on Fortnite FNCS schedule in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • Qualifier 1: July 8-10, Qualifier 2: July 11, 13-15, Qualifier 3: July 16-17
  • FNCS Semi-Finals: July 22-24
  • FNCS Finals: August 13-14

Solo, Duos, Trios Cash Cup schedule & more

Competitive Fortnite
Competitive Fortnite

There’s no shortage of tournaments on the horizon for all skill levels and desires. Beyond the Fortnite FNCS schedule, we have the usual round of Cash Cups and platform-specific competitions. As a result, Epic added Console Solo Cash Cups, Quick Trios Cash Cups and new Zero Build Trios Cash Cups to complement Solo and Duos competitions.

Also, apart from the Quick Trios Cash Cups, all other Cash Cup events feature a two-round format.

Here is a complete list of dates for the Console Solo, Solo, Duos, Quick Trios and Zero Build Trios tournaments:

Monday & Wednesday: Solo Cash Cup, Console Solo Cup, Open Hype Cup and Contender Hype Cup

Solo Cash Cup
Solo Cash Cup
  • June 27 (Round 1) and June 29 (Round 2)
  • August 15 (Round 1) and August 17 (Round 2), August 22 (Round 1) and August 24 (Round 2), August 29 (Round 1) and August 31 (Round 2)
  • September 5 (Round 1) and September 7 (Round 2), September 12 (Round 1) and September 14 (Round 2)

Friday: Quick Trios Cash Cup

Trios Cash Cup
Trio Cash Cup
  • June 24, July 1, July 22, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9

Friday: Zero Build Trios Cash Cup (two rounds on the same day)

Fortnite Zero Build
Fortnite Zero Build mode
  • June 24, July 1, July 22, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9

Saturday & Sunday: Duos Cash Cup, Open Hype Cup and Contender Hype Cup

Fortnite FNCS schedule: Duos Cash Cup
Duos Cash Cup
  • June 25 (Round 1) and June 26 (Round 2), July 2 (Round 1) and July 3 (Round 2), July 4 (Round 1) and July 6 (Round 2), July 18 (Round 1) and July 20 (Round 2)
  • August 8 (Round 1) and August 10 (Round 2), August 20 (Round 1) and August 21 (Round 2), August 27 (Round 1) and August 28 (Round 2)
  • September 3 (Round 1) and September 4 (Round 2), September 10 (Round 1) and September 11 (Round 2)

Additionally, Epic Games will host daily Lightning Cups from July 25 to August 7, following various formats, so you’ll want to watch the in-game “Compete” tab for more information. Finally, other competitions such as the Console Champions Cup, PlayStation Cups, Cosmetic Cup and more will be available later this season as well around the Fortnite FNCS schedule.

Twitch Rivals Zero Build competitions

Fortnite FNCS Schedule: Twitch Rivals
Twitch Rivals

The success of Fortnite Zero Build prompted Twitch to join in the action. Last season, the popular streaming platform hosted several Zero Build tournaments. This season, Epic Games announced consistent monthly competitions beginning June 10.

Also, let’s not forget about the upcoming offline events; DreamHack Summer later this month and the FNCS Invitational in November. With the Fortnite FNCS schedule now available, it’s time to prepare for what lies ahead for the game’s best.

Competitive Fortnite has something to offer everyone this season, and there’s a lot to look forward to for players and viewers!

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Matthew "MJP" Pryor

| Twitter: @MJP_FN

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.