The Fortnite Team has created a brand new way to watch the first competitive round of FNCS this weekend. This season’s Duos format is also a nice change from last season’s Trio’s. This format will give fans a variety of new teams, drop spots, and strategies to follow.
The entire broadcast will be available in-game at a new virtual environment called “Legends Landing”. Fans watching via Legends Landing will have access to additional drops during viewing sessions. Viewers can even participate in box fights and aim training in between sessions. Winners will gain extra XP points!
The FNCS broadcast teams for each region have also been announced and are as follows:
The entire EU broadcast lineup includes Leven2K, ZekimusPrime, ShyoWager, Boop, and Reisshub. Boop, who is from the Netherlands, will be joining the EU team as an analyst for the first time. You can read more about Leven2k from Gamelevate’s recent interview with him in this article.
North America – NAE & NAW
The NAE broadcast lineup includes Adam Savage, Sundown, MonsterDFace, Vivid, and Somebodysgun. For the NAW broadcast, Epic has included Kelly LInk, Jacob PR, Clay Stehling, Tocata, and LifeWithPanda. In addition to the official broadcasts, there will be many open viewing parties with NRG’s AussieAntics leading the charge.
Find out more about the FNCS prize pools and Chapter 3 Season format in this recent Gamelevate article. The FNCS announcement from Epic is as follows:
FNCS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
We’ll be covering both FNCS Qualifiers on February 18 & February 20. Coverage continues with the FNCS Semi-Finals February 25 through February 27, and the Finals March 5 and 6. We made the difficult decision to pare back the regional broadcasts for German, French and Spanish languages. Broadcasts in English will continue across EU, NAE and NAW as well as our regular broadcast for Brazil and Asia. The schedule for each supported language is below.
|Show Begins||12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT / 6:50pm CET|
|EU Live Coverage||1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET|
|Break||4:20pm ET / 1:20pm PT / 10:20pm CET|
|NAE Live Coverage||4:50pm ET / 1:50pm PT|
|Break||Approx. 8:20pm ET / 5:20pm PT|
|NAW Live Coverage||Approx. 9:15pm ET / 6:15pm PT|
|Broadcast Ends||Approx. 12:20am ET / 10:30pm PT|
|Broadcast Coverage||Times (BRT)|
|Show Begins||3:50pm BRT|
|BR Live Coverage||4:00pm BRT|
|Broadcast Ends||Approximately 7:30pm BRT|
|Broadcast Coverage||Times (JST)|
|Show Begins||5:50pm JST|
|Asia Live Coverage||6:00pm JST|
|Broadcast Ends||Approximately 9:30pm JST|
Note, February 18 broadcast will start at the times listed below:
Europe: 10:00pm CET
NAE: 9pm ET
NAW: 9pm PT
Brazil: 9pm BRT
Asia: 9pm JST
WATCH IN-GAME AT LEGENDS LANDING
Legends Landing is a new and unique way to view FNCS within Fortnite! Starting on February 18 drop into Legends Landing in Fortnite to watch every English language FNCS broadcast. When there’s no show, jump in and sharpen your skills against other players in the Box Fighting arena and aim training course.
Join the fun by jumping into Legends Landing (3303-7480-5925) or finding it in Discovery at 1:00pm ET on February 18.
BROADCAST CLEAN FEED
If you’re looking to host your own watch party or get additional practice on your casting abilities, we’re providing a clean link feed at watch.fortnite.com. Be sure to read and accept our Terms of Service there before accessing the feed.
WHERE TO WATCH FNCS
As always you can in-game in Legend’s Landing, watch the official FNCS live stream in our supported languages, or you can watch natively at any of the links below:
Portuguese coverage of BR:
Japanese coverage of ASIA:
FNCS TWITCH DROPS
It’s not a new FNCS season without new FNCS Twitch Drops. Tune in to https://watch.fortnite.com or any Drops-supported Twitch channel during FNCS competition to earn this season’s Twitch Drops. To ensure you’re eligible for drops, please link your Epic account and Twitch account within 14 days of claiming your Drop reward to be processed. This includes Legends Landing! Any player who watches an FNCS broadcast in Legends Landing will receive the Twitch Drop reward for that respective week.
This time around you can earn the Gummed Up Emoticon, FNCS Fit Spray, Tilted Titans Loading Screen, and the Foam Finger Back Bling with the blue style variant.