Fortnite, Swarovski reveal FNCS Invitational 2022 trophy
Epic Games has collaborated with the Austrian jewelry giant Swarovski to build the trophy for the winner of the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Invitational 2022.
The crystal trophy weighs 15 pounds and is 18 inches in height. It features “bespoke heliotrope crystals” that change color from blue to purple depending on the lighting. The cup is designed to mimic the FNCS shield and features the logo in the center. The tournament winners will have their names etched onto it.
“Throughout the trophy development phase, Swarovski created its photorealistic renderings using Unreal Engine, allowing for quick and comprehensive evaluation of the design. Working from Swarovski’s manufacturing headquarters in Wattens, Austria, the team used multiple innovations, including laser plotting, fine grinding, and polishing, to ensure a flawless result,” Epic Games said.
Players can obtain the in-game version of the trophy by visiting the Legends Landing at 3303-7480-5925. They can use the trophy as decoration on their island.
FNCS Invitational Cup 2022’ details
The FNCS Invitational Cup 2022 will begin on November 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The tournament will be the first in-person competition since the Fortnite World Cup 2019. The top Fornite teams worldwide will compete for the trophy and a total prize of $1 million.
The Raleigh Convention Center will welcome a live audience. Those who cannot attend in person can watch the tournament online on Twitch, YouTube and TikTok.
The competition will run for two days. Participants will compete in 12 duo matchups, with six daily matches. Participants can earn 32 points by making it to the end of a game. If eliminated, they will only receive two points. With a $1 million prize fund, the winning team will earn $200,000, while the runner-up will receive $140,000. Those who place last in the standings will have $1,000, so all eligible players will be compensated.
Pro gamers are not the only ones having a chance to get rewards. Viewers can earn Twitch drops by watching the stream for at least one hour. To claim the drops, they must link their Epic account to Twitch within 14 days. After viewers have claimed their gifts, the items will show up in their Fortnite locker.
The drops will be available on November 12 at 2 p.m. ET and cannot be claimed when the broadcast concludes on November 13. Viewers can get an FNCS logo Back Bling, an FNCS Spray and a new Loading Screen. Those who cannot watch the stream may be able to get the drops when they appear in the Item Shop in the future.
Epic Games releases FNCS skins
Epic Games has also released FNCS skins to celebrate the tournament. Players can buy the skins from the shop. They comprise a glider, back bling, a butterfly knife harvesting tool and an FNCS Invitational Anthem. The bundle will be available from November 12 until November 16 and will likely not return in the future.
Players can also get the outfits for free by participating in the FNCS Invitational Community Cup. This regular tournament is held at the end of every season and grants many rewards to players with high rankings.