Fortnite Tournaments in 2024

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With a new partnership with BLAST, Fortnite Tournaments in 2024 look to be as exciting as ever. As the FNCS continues to develop, we’re taking a closer look at the entire season of competition to look forward to.

Fortnite Tournaments in 2024 – Bouncing Back

The Fortnite Champion Series tournaments are high-end and covered by esports betting sites. There are few tournaments in esports more valuable than this series, and if you’re an esports bettor, this is the place to be where Fortnite is concerned. These are easily the best Fortnite tournaments around today.

The Fortnite Champion Series – A Revised Structure

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It’s a relatively simple name for a relatively simple esports tournament.

The Fortnite Champion Series, otherwise known as the ‘FNCS’ is considered to be the pinnacle of Fortnite esports. It’s a multi-region event that is split up into numerous seasons and spread across the course of an entire year.

For 2024, the FNCS returns with a total of $7,675,000 of prize pool up for grabs ranging across three Majors and the FNCS Global Championship 2024.

Leading up to the FNCS Global Championship this season, the Last Chance Major will not be returning and instead, seeding is determined through qualifying at FNCS Majors.

Notably, the competition this season is targetted for duos – players competing in twos. as when it comes to , these tournaments rarely – if ever – have markets available on esports betting sites.

FNCS Majors – 5 Stage Structure

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Each Major consists of the following stages of competition:

  • Open Qualifier 1 – 3 Days of Competition
  • Open Qualifier 2 – 3 Days of Competition
  • Bye Week – 11+ Days of Break
  • Semi-Finals – 3 Days of Competition
  • Grand Finals – 2 Days of Competition

In the Open Qualifiers, duos try to earn as many points as possible in order to make it to the next round. Each Open Qualifier has three to four rounds.

Once in the Semi-Finals, three Lower and Upper Rounds determine the final leaderboard placement.

At the Grand Finals, a final 50 duos compete with the very best earning their spot at the FNCS Global Championship 2024. These Grand Finals offer great Fortnite betting opportunities.

All of this applies for each region, with the format varying slightly (number of rounds to reach Semi-Finals):

  • NA-Central
  • Europe
  • Oceania
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Brazil

In conclusion, here’s a schedule for the FNCS Majors this season:

TournamentDates
FNCS Major 126th January to 25th February 2024
FNCS Major 212th April to 12th May 2024
FNCS Major 314th June to 28th July 2024
Global Championship7-8th September 2024

Every duo is doing their best to make it to the FGC 2024, the ultimate event of the season.

ESL Featuring Fortnite

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A newly announced branch of competition for 2024, esports tournament organizer ESL FACEIT Group plans on creating a new spin on competitive Fortnite.

‘ESL Featuring Fortnite’ is a new alternative to the Fortnite Championship Series, as the ESL FACEIT Group look to use the Unreal Editor for Fortnite to create “new team-based game modes” besides the typical battle royale format.

Taking a note from other esports, this new structure also features “unique specialist roles” similar to titles such as Rainbow Six Siege, VALORANT and Overwatch 2. These include:

  • Assault
  • Engineer
  • Infiltrator
  • Juggernaut
  • Medic
  • Marksman

Using the help of 404 Creative, game modes such as Capture the Flag, Hardpoint and Shrinking Zone have been proposed.

Considering the emphasis on creation, the aim here is to have a community-driven esports ecosystem. Esports organizations such as Team Heretics, Karmine Corp, ZETA Division, LOUD and Team Dignitas have already confirmed their rosters – we can’t wait to see where this goes.

Fortnite Global Championship 2024 – The Final Event

Seeding for this final tournament depends on how teams perform at each Major, with more points up for grabs towards the Grand Finals of each Major.

Here’s a look at the number of spots available for each region at each Major Grand Finals:

RegionGrand Finals - Major 1Grand Finals - Major 2Grand Finals - Major 3
EU1st-2nd1st-5th1st-10th
NA-Central1st1st-3rd1st-10th
BR1st1st1st-3rd
Asia1st1st1st-3rd
ME1st1st1st-3rd
OCE1st1st1st-2nd

With $2,002,000 of prize on the line, this year’s iteration of the Fortnite Global Championship is taking place at the Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, USA.

Only the best 50 teams in the world are competing based on their performances.

Learn more in our Fortnite Global Championship betting guide.

The Esports World Cup

Announced as a returning title after Gamers8, Fortnite is one of the 18 esports featured at the Esports World Cup.

Possibly returning with a $2,000,000 prize pool, last year a total of 44 Duos competed at Riyadh Boulevard to try to earn a major part of this prize.

We recommend learning more through our Esports World Cup betting guide.

Influencer Tournaments and a Possible World Cup

Epic Games has stressed that ‘Fortnite Competitive tournaments are for anyone who wants to compete’. To that end, the FNCS is already a Fortnite tournament that is competed by the likes of absolutely anybody.

Bearing this in mind, there isn’t much other competitive Fortnite organized by Epic Games which looks to be worth betting on. Indeed, former Cash Cups are no longer hosted, and instead the Tier 2 scene consists of influencer tournaments.

Bearing this in mind, such events are typically not played by the best Fortnite players in the world. They’re more of an opportunity for fun competition outside of the FNCS.

While they can sometimes feature prolific players, they’re usually too small-fry for bookmakers to pick them up at all. It’s almost impossible to find odds for these events. So, if you’re looking for Fortnite tournaments to bet on, perhaps you should stick with the FNCS.

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Image Credits | ESPN                            Bugha (pictured) won the first and only Fortnite World Cup Solos event in 2019

Otherwise, it’s worth noting that the competitive community is hoping that the Fortnite World Cup returns this year. Indeed, should the event take place, it will be an awesome event both for the competition and also for esports betting. We’ll be on the look out for any updates from Epic Games!

Fortnite Competitive Tournaments 2024 – Ready for Surprises

Compared to last year, the Fotnite esports calendar for 2024 is littered with events. To reiterate, the top tournaments really are limited to the FNCS with its new format, especially for esports betting.

As 2024 unravels, there is always the chance that we’ll hear some news on the next Fortnite World Cup. Should that news drop, you’ll need to pay close attention to the emerging markets, as the event itself will be huge. It has been two years since the last World Cup event, and it turned simple esports gamers into multi-millionaires overnight. We’ll be sure to act as your very own Fortnite tournaments tracker!

There will be plenty of betting opportunities to arise, should the pinnacle of Fortnite tournaments roll around.