After dropping his diss track, Reverse2k wins NAE FNCS Grand Finals with his teammates Mero and Deyy.

Reverse2k, Mero, and Deyy took home their second Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) title. The "Low Ground Kings" continued to own the bottom layer. The reigning champions fell outside the top 10. The old veterans proved they still got it!

Reverse2k, Mero, and Deyy slay out in the FNCS Grand Finals

Two days before FNCS Grand Finals, Malachi “Endl8ss Reverse2k” Greiner released a video on his honest thoughts about the event. Reverse dropped brutally honest insights into how he felt about other teams. He discounted several trios. The move was bold and could have backfired if Reverse2k and his trio underperformed.

Reverse2k and his trio of Dejsean “Endl8ss Deyy” Hew and “Endl8ss Mero” not only performed, but dropped the most eliminations in the region. The trio's 77 total eliminations topped all others with the closest elimination count being 56. Their playstyle requires eliminations in order to succeed. Without the refreshes, Reverse, Mero, and Deyy would quickly run out of resources.

Reverse did not win FNCS by himself. Deyy and Mero ran through players on their way to victory. Their skills as fraggers are unmatched. Additionally, they possess incredible game intelligence to bolster their ability. In the second to last match, Mero pulled off an unbelievable solo clutch. After his teammates went down, Mero navigated through end game. He secured nine eliminations and placed in 2nd. Undoubtedly, this clutch was a huge part of their tournament win.

Now, the trio sits as the only two-time FNCS winning trio in NAE. At every stage this season, Reverse2k, Mero, and Deyy displayed the ability to contend for the title. They had their ups and downs, but always looked ready to dominate. If there were any doubts about this trio, they vanished with this NAE FNCS Grand Finals championship.

The Low Ground or Second place Kings?

Second place in three straight FNCS Grand Finals sounds phenomenal. Unfortunately, that means Josh “Commandment” Roach, Evan “FaZe Cented” Barron, and Ben “NRG Edgey” Peterson fell just short three straight tournaments. Trio has done everything besides win FNCS during their impressive, but elusive run.

Commandment, Cented, and Edgey developed and excelled at a low ground playstyle. They have become the best at owning and clearing the lower ground layer. Traditionally, the high ground position has been coveted. Multiple teams look to take the position in every match. For this exact reason, low ground allows for greater consistency and therefore tournament wins. After three straight 2nd place finishes, it begs the question "Does low ground win tournaments?"

They might not have won the tournament, but Commandment, Cented, and Edgey demonstrated how to survive in stacked lobbies. The trio finished with the best overall placement in the NAE Grand Finals at 6.08. Additionally, the trio won two matches with 55 total eliminations. They clearly do not just hide and survive. This team cleans up on low ground.

Degen, Ajerss, and Skqttles continue to engrave their names on FNCS leaderboards

Right away, “FS Degen,” “FS Ajerss,” and “skqttles” started off hot. The trio won a match and finished Day 1 with five top 10 finishes. Then, on Day 2, they did the same for the first half of matches. Sadly, Degen, Ajerss, and Skqttles dropped off in the final three matches. There was no single issue that plagued the team. A myriad of things went wrong for the trio.

In match 10, Degen, Ajerss, and Skqttles got caught out on a late rotation to zone. The trio could not rotate to zone and fell early. Next match, the trio fought another team early on. They picked up two eliminations, but did not stay alive. They still remained close enough to make a move in the final match. Unfortunately, that opportunity never materialized. Again, the trio fell before making it into the end game. Nevertheless, Degen, Ajerss, and Skqttles finished in 4th place overall; solid performance, but it could have been so much more.

Jahq, Acorn, and Slackes fail to get going and finish in 13th

One of the top trios throughout Season 6 was Jack “G2 Jahq” Downs, “LG Slackes,” and “1% Acorn.” They started off the season hot with three straight tournament wins. Then the trio began to cool down as the Grand Finals approach. Still, the trio proved they still had what it took to win the Season 5 FNCS championship.

On both Day 1 and 2, the team struggled to find their groove. They had a great match or two, but then fell off early in the next match. Clearly, Jahq, Slackes, and Acorn are better than their placements. Sometimes players have off days and so do trios. Poor timing for this trio, but they will continue to battle and come back even better.

NAE FNCS Grand Finals Standings

1. ENDL8SS DEYYSIA, endless mero11, ENDLESS Reverse - $150,000
2. TSM Cоmadon, FaZe Cented, NRG Edgey - $105,000
3. TrainH saffy, Liquid ЅТRETCН, C9 Avery - $69,000

4. FS DEGEN, FS Αjerss, skqttles - $60,000
5. LG jamper 7, Threats 7, DT Rise - $54,000
6. FaZe Megga., Rocаine, FаZe Dubs ϟ - $45,000
7. BBG Bucke, ONE WITH PIECE, G2 MackWood - $39,000
8. SEN Aspect., XPRT Cazz, OA Whofishy - $30,000
9. C9 nosh, nut ay лол ӝ, TNG Chukky - $24,000
10. PaMstou, wCarey, Fаtch - $15,000

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