This weekend kicked off the first official LAN tournament hosted by Epic Games since the record-breaking Fortnite World Cup in 2019. Top Fortnite players from around the globe gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the FNCS Invitational 2022 to fight for a prize pool of USD 1,000,000 and one of the most legendary moments in Fortnite history sealed the trophy for Become Legends!
Become Legends was represented by the Polish duo consisting of Iwo "BL Setty" Zajac and Michal "BL Kami" Kaminski, in addition to the legendary Norwegian player Martin "BL MrSavage" Foss Andersen. One hundred players from around the world duked it out between the 12th and 13th of November, and we are proud to share that after 12 intense games, Become Legends Setty & Kami are the FNCS Invitational 2022 Champions!
The winning moment will go down in history as one of the most epic moments in Fortnite. The team sitting in 2nd (GXR Queasy x Tundra Veno) decided to forfeit their average starts and contents the Become Legends duo off spawn to attempt to secure the trophy in style. Unfortunately for them, this location is known worldwide as "Kami Split," and this "go big or go home" moment cost them the trophy and secured it for the Polish duo.
On the esports side, the total viewership peaked at 380K viewers across all platforms and netted 3 million viewing hours - a solid comeback for the first official LAN since Fortnite World Cup.
Epic Games collaborated with the luxury brand Swarovski for this event, creating a trophy that is one of the best we have seen - and it will look even better on the shelf of the Become Legends facility!
We wish to extend our thanks to Epic Games and BLAST for the hosting and to our Champions, our entire roster, staff, partners, and investors for the support.