Competitive Fortnite is on the brink of its most significant LAN event in years, thanks to NRG’s Executive Producer Grady Rains.
Following the first Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) of 2022, Rains invited all winners to gather at the NRG Content Castle. At first, it seemed to be a pipe dream, considering COVID-19 and the obvious travel issues that could arise. In any case, Rains has since confirmed the event will occur soon, with many well-known Fortnite players set to make the journey.
Grady Rains Extends Invite to the World’s Best
DUO FNCS WINNERS:
I want to formally invite you guys to the NRG hot pockets Castle in LA for a All-Star/Micro World Cup Style event.
2v2’s in Box Fights/ZW/Realistic
I’ll pay for flights, hotel, and a dope dinner to celebrate. @AussieAntics said he’s down to cast.
— NRG Grady Rains (@GradyRains) March 7, 2022
Rains tweeted an invitation to all Duo FNCS winners willing to make the trip to Los Angeles, California. This NRG-sponsored gathering would bring the best players together for a mini All-Star/World Cup-style event. Rains even offered to front the cash for flights and hotels for those looking to participate.
He commented on his desire to make this a reality, saying, “Just want to help build some momentum in the community feel like we’re overdue for something like this.”
FNCS Winners Show Interest
— GUILD Hen (@hentvv) March 7, 2022
FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 winners responded to the tweet positively. European Axe of Champions holders — Henrik “GUILD Hen” McLean and Aleksa “Queasy” Cvetkovic — both showed interest, as did NA East winner Mero, NA West winners Snacky and Favs and Brazilian FNCS Champs Kitoz and Phzin. Some non-FNCS winners might also appear according to a follow-up tweet by NRG Grady Rains.
LAN Event Targeted for April 16
APRIL 16TH IS THE OFFICIAL LAN DATE
only issue is some players regions have a super long visa wait. the guest list is stacked tho! still need to get back to a lot of you. going to tweet about other things while we plan but hopefully will have full event details by sunday
— NRG Grady Rains (@GradyRains) March 9, 2022
Rains kept the community informed throughout the process of creating this event. He confirmed shortly after the announcement that two out of the seven Duos had already booked their flight to Los Angeles. While some might not make the trip due to visa issues, fans can expect a stacked list of players.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the NRG Castle event is that Rains provided a targeted date of April 16. Many of the details are unknown at this point, but the initial tweet referenced 2v2 show matches utilizing different creative game modes. We can expect a prize pool of some sort to be on the line for participants.
The Most Anticipated LAN Event in Years?
We need to make this happen.
Would be ridiculous. https://t.co/FAyFzSQE9G
— NRG Aussie Antics (@AussieAntics) March 7, 2022
If NRG and Grady Rains pull through, this could be the best Fortnite LAN event that we’ve seen in years. The COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, forced all competitors into an online environment. As a result, there has not been a full-scale offline tournament since early 2020. It would be a pleasure to watch the world’s current FNCS Champions square off in a LAN setting.
Grady Rains hopes to have more information regarding the event on Sunday. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when that eventually occurs.
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