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Fortnite Winter Royale Qualifiers, format and schedule details confirmed

Find out how to take part in the upcoming open competition.

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Earlier this week we reported on Fortnite's upcoming Winter Royale tournament, which provides every player around the world the opportunity to make a name for themselves and fight for glory.

In a new blog post, further details about the qualification process have been revealed by Epic Games.

There will be a total of three qualifying sessions in each region, on each day during the Qualifiers. Your highest score in each session will be taken into account, and the best players will be added to a leaderboard.

After that, the top 200 players will be contacted to confirm their eligibility to participate in the Winter Royale Finals. The EU Finals will be held between 30th November and the 1st December, while the North America Finals take place between 11th and 12th December.

Here's a complete schedule of events. Details of the scoring system and format can be found further down the page.

Fortnite: Winter Royale Qualifiers

NA Qualifier Day 1

Saturday 24th November 2018

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST: Open Session 1
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST: Open Session 2
  • 9:00pm - 12:00am EST: Open Session 3

NA Qualifier Day 2

Sunday 25th November 2018

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST: Open Session 4
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST: Open Session 5
  • 9:00pm - 12:00am EST: Open Session 6

EU Qualifier Day 1

Saturday 24th November 2018

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm GMT: Open Session 1
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm GMT: Open Session 2
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm GMT: Open Session 3

EU Qualifier Day 2

Sunday 25th November 2018

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm GMT: Open Session 4
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm GMT: Open Session 5
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm GMT: Open Session 6

Fortnite: Winter Royale Finals

EU Finals Day 1

Friday 30th November 2018

  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm GMT: Heat 1
  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm GMT: Heat 2

EU Finals Day 2

Saturday 1st December 2018

  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm GMT: Grand Finals

NA Finals Day 1

Tuesday 11th December 2018

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm EST: Heat 1
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm EST: Heat 2

NA Finals Day 2

Wednesday 12th December 2018

  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm EST: Grand Finals

Fortnite Winter Royale Scoring and Format

Here's how the scoring will work during the Fortnite Winter Royale:

  • Victory Royale: +3 Points
  • Top 3: +1 Point
  • Top 10: +1 Point
  • 7 Eliminations: +1 Point
  • 5 Eliminations: +1 Point
  • 3 Eliminations: +1 Point

You can earn a maximum of five points per game based on your placement, and three points per game based on eliminations.

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