Empowered by the popularity Fortnite, the FNCS (Fortnite Championship Series) has emerged as the paramount competition in the eSport landscape. Undeniably, the annual Global Championship 2023 staged in Denmark from October 13 has been much-awaited by Fortnite enthusiasts. However, amid rising anticipation, a wave of unexpected disqualifications ahead of the tournament's commencement has triggered considerable uproar amongst the community.
Hosting its first successful tournament in 2018, the Fortnite competitive scene has achieved substantial growth. Heightened competition arises from high stakes and the ambition to bag the prestigious FNCS trophy, thus emerging as the world's top player.
Maintaining fair and unbiased competition is pivotal to any sport and it's no exception in the sphere of Fortnite, ensuring that the tournament retains its integrity. Occasionally, during the course of the FNCS competition, this may also lead to some disqualifications.
The FNCS Global Championship this year has chosen the magnificent Royal Arena set in Copenhagen as its battleground. The venue sets the tone for an intense clash amongst the best players across the globe.
Typically, players are disqualified from the tournament on grounds of allegations of cheating or hacking. However, in an unprecedented turn of events, several professional competitors were disqualified by Epic, even before the commencement of the opening game. This caused a surge of unrest amidst the community.
Notably, Oceania's duo, Jace and Repulse, were amongst the professional players who faced the hatchet of disqualification. Rumors of Repulse selling his account to a known cheater who eventually ended up winning this year's FNCS Majors allegedly led to this unexpected disqualification, causing quite a stir within the community.
Further adding fuel to the fire, the North American team Bucke and Okis met with disqualification merely a few hours before the initiation of the tournament. Though the specific reason behind this disqualification hasn’t been disclosed yet, Bucke put out the news on his account, urging their followers to persuade Epic to allow their participation in the tournament, given that they had already arrived at the venue.
The appeal did gain traction amongst fans, with one fan commenting, 'Just don't leave until you get an answer'. Another stated, 'If you’re getting kicked out the country it must be above Epic, but still'.
Away from accusations and disqualifications, the tournament sets the stage for exhilarating duels amongst the best Fortnite players across the globe. While Epic is yet to comment on these disqualifications, one can hope for more clarity as the situation unfolds.
In light of these recent events, the FNCS Global Championship 2023 has already sparked conversations worldwide. We will bring you in-depth coverage of the event as it unfolds. As we wait for the dust to settle over the recent controversies, the tournament in Copenhagen seems set to deliver some electrifying performances.