- BLAST has been selected as the host of this year’s competitive Fortnite season
- The season will kick off on February 17 and will have a prize pool of over $3 million
- Despite being popular for its CS:GO events, BLAST has been increasingly interested in exploring other titles as well
BLAST has been chosen as the organizer of this year’s Fortnite Championship Series. The event begins on February 17.
BLAST Will Organize This Year’s FNCS
BLAST, one of the most decorated esports organizers, has signed a partnership with the famous third-person shooter battle royale title Fortnite. The deal will see BLAST as the producer of this year’s Fortnite competitive season, the Fortnite Championship Series.
BLAST is best known for its premium Counter-Strike: Global Offensive content but has recently explored other titles as well. BLAST first proved itself as a reliable Fortnite tournament host in 2021 with its FNCS All-Star Showdown and FNCS Grand Royale tournaments. Thanks to the success of the aforementioned events, BLAST will now take responsibility for this year’s main Fortnite events as well.
This year’s Fortnite Championship Series will have a prize pool of over $3 million. The first qualifier is scheduled to begin on February 17 and some of the best athletes in the world are going to participate in the exciting competition.
The Organizer Teased It Has Surprises in Store
According to BLAST, taking over the FNCS 2022 is its biggest non-CS:GO-oriented project to date. Leo Matlock, the organizer’s managing director of development spoke on the matter, revealing that BLAST is excited to work together with the team behind competitive Fortnite. Matlock said that the Fortnite staff is very professional and collaborative thanks to which BLAST and Fortnite will be able to create an unforgettable competitive season for players and fans alike.
Matlock added that BLAST is excited to explore new games other than CS:GO. He said that hosting the FNCS All-Star Showdown and FNCS Grand Royale has been a true delight and the whole team is looking forward to revealing what it has in store for FNCS Chapter Three.
“We have a record amount of content for fans to enjoy alongside our world-class production as the best in the world battle it out for over $3M in prize pool.”
BLAST’s magnum opus is the BLAST Premier CS:GO series, but the organizer has recently started to explore many other titles as well. The organizer has held events in Dota 2, VALORANT and Apex Legends. The organizer recently forayed into the FIFA scene after it was selected as the host of the 2021/2022 ePremier League.