FNCS All-Star Showdown Europe Solo Championship Preview

ESTNN previews the European FNCS All-Star Showdown Finals and picks the favorites and dark horses.


Competitive Fortnite’s FNCS All-Star showdown finalè is rapidly approaching. The festivities began early this week with players across all regions battling in skill challenges to determine the best editors, builders and aimers. Those tournaments, while fun, were ancillary, and the primary focus is on the upcoming Solo Championship.

Six games will determine how the leaderboard shakes out and who wins a sizable share of $3M USD in each region. Europe, in particular, features legendary competitors such as TaySon, MrSavage, benjyfishy and more. Most of the players involved have achieved an ideal placement in solos. They have a chance to grow their legacies in this, the first significant solo event in some time.

Today, ESTNN breaks down the essential factors of the European Solo Championship. We’ll outline the favorites, dark horses and analyze some of the intriguing storylines. Check out our NA East preview as well to better understand the field and other critical factors ahead of the event.

The Drop Map

Many believe Europe to be the most challenging region to compete in without question. It’s hard to argue that, considering what we’ve seen over the past few years. All players involved in the Solo Championship could very well win, and the skill gap might be much narrower than it seems. Regardless, winning Fortnite tournaments is complex, and it’ll take an outstanding and consistent effort mixed with some luck to accomplish that feat.

Here is a view of the current EU drop map per @gingabtw on Twitter. It’ll help you better understand where all of the finalists are landing and who they could face in early-game fights.

The drop map for the EU East All-Star Showdown Solo Championship, showing where each player will begin their run

The Favorites

GUILD Hen

Guild Esports player Hen leads the way when talking about favorites in this unbelievably stacked European field. The last year of Hen’s career is nothing short of outstanding. Apart from winning an FNCS title, Hen manages to lurk regardless of the tournament, format and season. It’s easy to forget that Hen finished tenth in the FNCS Invitational and fourth in FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 3, both of which were high-tier solo tournaments. The young English superstar is undoubtedly a generational talent who could very well secure this weekend’s Solo Championship.

100T MrSavage

The solo master himself — 100T MrSavage — was a lock to make the list of favorites from the moment Epic Games announced this tournament. His track record in solo competitions speaks for itself; a win at DreamHack Anaheim, 15th in FNCS Invitational, solid DreamHack Open results and countless Cash Cup victories. While his mechanics and aim are fantastic, MrSavage possesses intangibles such as a strong mentality that some other players fail to maintain.  The Solo Championship is a prime spot for MrSavage to shine with an uncontested drop and perhaps the biggest brain in all of Fortnite.

GUILD TaySon

Two-time FNCS Champion Guild TaySon looks prime to claim his third title, given his consistency from season to season. He claimed the Axe of Champions as a solo back in Chapter 2 – Season 3 and continuously plays well in all formats. Like MrSavage, TaySon does not waver under pressure. All signs point to an uncontested Orchard drop, which could be all TaySon needs to run away with the competition. The Slovenian has all the tools needed to win any tournament he enters.

Honorable Mentions: Chapix, Andilex, Noahreyli, Vadeal & rezon ay

The Dark Horses

GXR teeq

While DreamHack seems to better suit his game, we cannot ignore teeq’s accomplishments as a solo. The Polish player has built his career on solo results dating back to the Fortnite World Cup in 2018. Since then, teeq is one of only a few players to claim two DreamHack Open titles in the COVID-era. He’ll have a portion of the Kami Split to himself, and there’s plenty of reason to believe that teeq could find his way to the top of the leaderboard.

K1nzell

Slovenian player K1nzell is a long-time veteran who has stood the test of time. Like teeq, k1nzell holds two DreamHack Open victories as a solo. He can comfortably wear the title of a “crafty veteran” who is capable of winning any tournament provided he holds it together for six matches. While K1nzell’s choice to land Coral Castle could work against him, it might not matter if he manages to outplay his opponents in these stacked lobbies.

Veno

Rising star Veno has a lot to prove coming off of a disqualification in last season’s Fortnite Champion Series event. An unfortunate purchased account situation eliminated his trio from the pool, which forced him to compete in the FNCS All-Star Showdown Play-In competition. Veno secured a second-place finish and has all the momentum he could possibly want ahead of the Solo Championship. He should encounter fellow top player rezon ay at Boney Burbs, which could pose an issue. If the two play smart and avoid each other, Veno might find himself in an advantageous position.

Honorable Mentions: Hycr1s, Clement, Joe

The Contested

Craggy Cliffs appears to be the most contested drop in the European region. Four players plan to land there and none have any clear connections to one another. Almost all other POIs seem to have some sort of collusion involved. For example, stormyrite, Toose and Kiryache are all aiming for Slurpy Swamp, the same place they landed as a trio. European players have no shame in fighting each other off the spawn to stroke their own egos, so expect a lot of chaos in this regard.

The Entire Field

  • GUILD HEN75
  • BL Setty
  • Homyno ewen
  • Falcon Refsgaard
  • Homyno Clément
  • elokratz
  • GUILD JannisZ
  • GAMMA Kami
  • MCES DKS
  • NVD Endretta
  • GO Decyptos
  • Gambit Mawakha
  • oogway 74
  • GXR teeq
  • b1acky.BDS
  • Grizi 4zr
  • RedRush 123
  • lucky Mr.J
  • GUILD Flikk
  • Glorious snapr
  • Wave Joe
  • nayte2199
  • Xsterioz 83
  • Hottiе
  • GUILD Аnas
  • Heretics Miro.
  • Wave Jur3ky
  • kiryachelfg
  • EV Mappi
  • Onyx johku
  • GAMMA Th0masHD
  • Flаmes Swаg
  • LootBoy Shadоw
  • stormyritelfg
  • CL Sаfik
  • jetsﱞku
  • WAVE Hudinini
  • apeks IDrop 7
  • LootBoy Queasy44
  • Gambit Toose
  • Siberiajkeе
  • OJ Is Tired
  • BL Noahreyli ӝ
  • GUILD TaySon 7
  • heretics packo メ
  • Heretics K1nzеll
  • CL iRezUmi
  • Monaco Anddone
  • rezonyache32
  • 100T MrSavage
  • Centric Rakso
  • wakie 7
  • Shaykoz.
  • TT9 Malibuca
  • MCES Andilex
  • Lootboy mexe
  • AOS nebs
  • zеykoo
  • GO graye
  • 4 kejseR dA k1nG
  • Grizi Snayzy
  • МIСНАЕL
  • SRN M1lo
  • BeGenius Sun
  • ALOFT Diablo ӝ
  • TT9 Mayhem
  • xsweeze.mces
  • VEROХ
  • Siko Ceesay
  • beGenius Jules
  • BAYONADA
  • OVA Pizza4k
  • TrainH Umplify
  • Wave Kikoo 97
  • Lootboy Pinq 7
  • LootBoy bubаk
  • Wave Flecken
  • Flames Flowiszn
  • TrainH Matsoe
  • LootBoy Slender
  • Glоrious TruleX
  • Devour WaiZ
  • TRC trippernn
  • OVA Ardit
  • NRG benjуfishу
  • XIV moshelele
  • stompyrite
  • Solarу Floki
  • BT KS1LIGHT
  • TCE sнizona62hz
  • Hycr1s
  • solo veno
  • SeahorseW
  • vorTexr
  • LootBoy Fastroki
  • TT9 PCH
  • SMS BelliX
  • Not BadSnipR
  • RAAD VoltiaX
  • Arrow PanixZ 7

Feel free to check out our viewing guide, where we include broadcast and Twitch Drop information for this weekend’s exciting All-Star Showdown conclusion!

Stay tuned to ESTNN for more Fortnite news and updates!

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