Get ready for this weekend’s Fortnite FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3 Finals with our viewership guide and also learn about Twitch Drops!

The Fortnite finale of Chapter 3 Season 3 is mere days away. Competitors worldwide have spent the last few months learning the meta, working diligently toward improving, and ultimately qualifying for the final showdown. After three qualifiers and the semi-finals, only 50 duos in each region remain ahead of the FNCS Season 3 Finals. 

With $2 million and the coveted Axe of Champions on the line, the stakes are about as high as they’ve ever been. Add in the potential of receiving an invite to the upcoming FNCS Invitational LAN, and this weekend is prime for an exciting conclusion. 

Today, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the FNCS Season 3 Finals, including the schedule, format, prize pool distribution, and some of the top contenders. 

Fortnite FNCS format & broadcast schedule

FNCS Axe of Champions 2.0
The FNCS Axe of Champions 2.0

The format remains identical across all seven worldwide regions — two days, six matches each day, and the cumulative score across is what matters overall. Furthermore, teams will earn points based on placement and eliminations. Consistency across the entire tournament is the key to success. 

Beyond the format, the FNCS Season 3 Finals schedule is important to understand, as there is action to watch and Twitch Drops to unlock. Unfortunately, Epic Games axed the NA West broadcast this season, so fans will have to settle for Europe, NA East, Brazil, and Asia. 

Here’s the tentative schedule for this weekend’s competition on August 13 and 14:

  • Europe: 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CET
  • NA East: 6 PM EDT
  • Brazil: 6 PM BRT
  • Asia: 6 PM JST

How to watch FNCS Season 3 finals 

Watch the FNCS Finals in-game at Legends Landing

There are multiple viewing options for the FNCS Season 3 Finals this week. Fortnite’s official broadcast airs on Twitch, YouTube, in-game at Legends Landing (map code 3303-7480-5925) and on the game’s website. Moreover, many competitors will stream their perspectives, which provides the most up-to-date results. Lastly, several content creators, including popular figures such as Aussie Antics typically host viewing parties for the FNCS Finals. 

In summary, there is no shortage of options, and you can refer below for some relevant links:

Europe & NA East

Brazil

Asia

How to unlock FNCS Season 3 Twitch Drops this weekend

FNCS Season 3 Twitch Drops

The next topic to discuss ahead of the FNCS Season 3 Finals revolves around free Twitch Drops. Epic Games rolled out these perks to viewers sometime ago and it’s been a recurring benefit each season. This weekend provides you the last opportunity to unlock these exclusive rewards, so be sure to tune into a verified broadcast and follow the instructions below. 

To acquire these, you must first link your Twitch and Epic Games accounts. You can do that by following this link and signing into your Epic account. Then, click the “Connect” option under Twitch and sign in to your Twitch account.

Top teams to watch for in the FNCS Season 3 Finals

Europe

Queasy & Veno

Results this season:

  • 6th
  • 2nd
  • 5th
  • 1st
  • 3rd in Qualifier 1

Two of the best talents in Europe — Veno and Queasy — have combined into one ridiculous force that could very well contend this weekend. Both former FNCS winners, Veno and Queasy each parted ways with their previous duo partners following Chapter 3 Season 2.

Remember, Veno won last season and had to scramble to find a new teammate after aqua went on hiatus. Queasy and Veno’s results have looked strong thus far, and that should translate into success this weekend.

TaySon & Chapix

Results this season

  • 11th
  • 1st
  • 1st in Qualifier 1
  • 3rd

Another team we are highlighting — TaySon and Chapix — are no strangers to the FNCS spotlight. These two have won multiple titles over the last two years, and have even done so once together.

Their Duos Cash Cup win and Qualifier 1 victory give us a glimpse into what TaySon and Chapix are at their ceiling. There’s no reason to believe these two can’t take home another Axe of Champions.

Kami & Setty

Results this season

  • 4th
  • 6th
  • 2nd
  • 3rd in Qualifier 2
  • 1st

Not many teams have had a better season than the Polish duo of Kami and Setty. Representing Become Legends, this tandem took first and second at the DreamHack Summer competition in June.

Then, they proceeded to finish inside the top ten in every Duos Cash Cup and added a win to that record. It is tough to say for sure, but all eyes are on Kami and Setty as they look to add another FNCS Championship to their impressive run.

NA East

Ajerss & Khanada

Results this season

  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 2nd in Qualifier 1

You might have trouble finding a team that has been more dominant than Khanada and Ajerss in Chapter 3 Season 3. Their track record thus far includes two Duos Cash Cup victories and a second-place result in the first FNCS Qualifier.

Furthermore, a fifth-place finish in the Chapter 3 Season 2 Finals shows just how battle-tested Khanada and Ajerss have been as a duo. Expect them to be atop the leaderboard in the waning moments of day two.

Peterbot & Bylah

Results this season

  • 2nd in Qualifier 2

Sure, the results this season aren’t much to write home about for the defending NA East FNCS Champions. However, a deeper look shows that Peterbot and Bylah split for quite some time before reuniting and finished second in Qualifier 2.

Their dominant performance in the Season 2 Finals means they belong in consideration for a back-to-back win. We’ll ultimately have to see what’s left in the tank for Peterbot and Bylah.

Cented & Cold

Results this season

  • 1st
  • 19th
  • 16th
  • 4th in Qualifier 2
  • 3rd

It’s challenging to think of a time that has been more consistent than Cented and Cold in the long-term. Cented himself possesses several second-place FNCS results and the two have looked strong this season.

Additionally, while it was a sizable gap, Cented and Cold finished runner-up in the FNCS Season 2 Finals. This season seems like the perfect opportunity for Cented to finally break through alongside Cold and finally claim the Axe of Champions.

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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.