The Duos for the World Cup Finals have concluded. After an intense day filled with action and excitement, the Fortnite Duos champions have been crowned. Here is the recap for the day along with the winners.
Fortnite World Cup Finals Duos Winners
The Fortnite Battle Royale World Cup Duos Finals were held today. Yesterday we say the Fortnite World Cup Creative Finals Winner which proved to be everything that it was made out to be. The games were fun and the maps were nicely designed. However, the Creative doesn’t have the same excitement as the Duos or Solos since it’s a different type of competition. The Creative mode was fun and was a great start to the World Cup weekend, however, it is not designed to be entirely competitive like Duos and Solos are.
The one thing that makes duos interesting is that most of the players also qualified for solos. So essentially, the esports teams that have players in both solos and duos increase their chance of getting a bigger piece of the prize pool. Duo teams like Mongraal and Mitr0 (FaZe Clan), or like Benjyfish and Mrsavage (NRG); are considered some of the best solo players in the world. So teaming up for duos with other great players makes for one exciting day.
Fortnite Duos Finals Format and Prize
The Fortnite World Cup Duos tournament format is simple; each elimination earns your team 1 point. Placements also play a big role as teams will get:
- 3 points to place between 11-15
- 5 points for placing between 6-10
- 7 points for placing between 2-5
Whoever earns the victory royale takes 10 points. There are 6 matches and whoever earns the most points wins the Fortnite World Cup Duos. Winning a Victory Royale is important, however, players generally tend to stay alive as well and get the eliminations. A team with a lot of eliminations rank a little bit higher, and potentially earn more points than a team who gets victory royale. Thus, they can even earn the Fortnite World Cup in Duos.
Here is the Duos Finals Prizing:
- 1st – $3,000,000
- 2nd – $2,250,000
- 3rd – $1,800,000
- 4th – $1,500,000
- 5th – $900,000
- 6th – $450,000
- 7th – $375,000
- 8th – $375,000
- 9th – $225,000
- 10th – $100,000
Interestingly, the first 2 matches of the Duos were cast by Ninja and Couragejd. This was a great as Ninja also made an appearance after yesterdays Pro-AM and Fortnite Creative Finals and did a great job. It seems like Ninja is making more appearances than most of the players in the Finals.
We recap everything that went down in the World Cup Duos Finals today
The first match began as expected. The Fortnite Competitive scene is always slower than other games. Yes, the players are the fastest builders, etc. However, the games pointing system awards teams who can stay alive the longest. Therefore, the game started slowly for viewers. At the end of the second circle, there were still 88 players alive which was a huge number by all means. Of course, several fan-favorite players were able to stack up some kills; interestingly Mongraal dropped early on. However, his duo partner Mitr0 was able to finish third therefore they were able to get 13 points. Saf and Zayt played amazingly they were able to capture high ground and thus won the round easily. The interesting thing was near the end, nearly all teams lost their duo partners.
- Match Winner: Saf & Zayt
The second match started off slow. The Duos Finals is all about trying to be in the final circle with as much as HP as possible. Therefore, players were saving their health and not engaging in any fights. Of course, players engaged, but they were much more interested to shoot each other in order to stay away from the Storm Surge effect. Mitr0 and Mongraal were able to rack up some eliminations early on. Previous match winners Saf and Zayt were able to protect themselves until the end game.
They had a Victory Royale in the bag, and were able to get some kills near the of the round. However, after Zayt got knocked down, Saf had no chance. Mitr0 and Mongraal got eliminated by rockets from all sides. The Match winner was another duo, Vinny1x and Zexrow. They were able to get the high ground in the end which was a huge advantage.
- Match Winner: Vinny1x & Zexrow
This particular match in the World Cup Duos Finals was an interesting one. We have seen some great shots in this game. Mitr0 was able to get a great sniper shot from far away. However, he was unable to capitalize on the elimination. Megga was able to get 5 eliminations including Mitr0 and Mongraal as a double. However, the most interesting duo was for sure Calculator and MackWood. They were able to get 9 eliminations and win it. The most eliminations in this match were BadSniper and Oslo they were able to get 13 eliminations which were insane. The NA Duos are doing very well until now. The Asian Duos, on the other hand, were not having a great tournament so far. Saf and Zayt are standing on top with 38 points and with a Victory Royale at this rate they can win the Fortnite World Cup Finals Duos for sure.
- Match Winner: Calculator & MackWood
Until now, every round was won by a different Duo. However, Saf and Zayt are still standing on top. Round 4 saw some great plays until the end. Mitr0 and Mongraal were able to accumulate 10 points in this round and they have reached 30 points in total which placed them only 10 points behind Saf and Zayt. Benjyfish and MrSavage were able to get 6 eliminations in total. Additionally, we were able to see some clutch moments in the end. Nyhrox and Aqua were able to win the round with a clutch from Aqua.
They have placed themselves to high ground early on and in the last second, even though Nyhrox got knocked down, Aqua was able to eliminate his opponents with a quick double shotgun. Until now, the biggest disappointment came from MrSavgae as he is one of the best players in the world, but until now, we have not seen a spark from him. Benjyfish on the hand is carrying his team.
- Match Winner: Aqua & Nyhrox
Match 5 saw Saf dropping early when around the 70 players mark. Zayt was able to make make the top 20 alone with 3 eliminations however he missed getting points for placements. Mit0 and Mongraal finished this match with only 1 elimination. They are actually tied for most eliminations with Saf and Zayt but since they were unable to earn a Victory Royale they are at 5th place. However, once again, we have seen amazing plays by Aqua and Nhyrox.
They were able to place themselves on high ground before the final circle and after that with the help of a minigun, they reigned terror from above to their opponents. Aqua and Nyhrox were able to win the round with 17 points in total and first-time winners back to back. However, they are still standing 2nd place with 40 points while Saf and Zayt have 43 points.
- Match Winner: Aqua & Nyhrox
Match 6 – Final Match
The final match was much more aggressive than all. The players, especially the ones at the bottom of the leaderboard, tried to push themselves up by getting some eliminations. Saf and Zayt were sitting comfortably until the last match. However, they were a little bit too comfortable as they got only 1 elimination. Zayt got eliminated early on. However, on the other hand, Aqua and Nyhrox played exactly the same they were able to bag 5 eliminations. Mongraal tried so hard after Mitr0 was down. However, they were only able to get 4 eliminations. In the end, the Victory Royale went to 4zr and Noward with a play again from high ground.
- Match Winner: 4zr & Noward
Fortnite World Cup Finals Duos Final Standings
It was an extremely close match until the very end. Zayt and Saf were number one until the last match. However, what cost them was the early drop from Zayt and they were not able to get enough points to win, thus. finishing in 4th place. Aqua and Nyhrox was able to win with 51 points and thus became the first Fortnite World Cup Duos Champions. Benjyfish and MrSavage were a little disappointed. Let us look at the final standings.
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