Team PWR clinches Fortnite Champion Series Oceania presented by AO

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PWR Muz, PWR Looter and Speedy have taken out the Fortnite Champion Series Oceania presented by Australian Open after five weekends of top-level competitive gaming.

The Fortnite Champion Series is an online tournament offering the worlds’ best players and teams the chance to compete against each other to claim the title of champion in their region.

The winning trio performed well on the first day of finals action tying for second place with Agent Raptah, ATL Prhzy and PRDX Oatley on 158 points. Tournament favourites Sorif, Volx and Sync took day one honours with 203 points but couldn’t repeat their performance on day two only managing to add 92 to their overall score.

While Muz, Looter and Speedy secured only one Victory Royale in the 12 match series, their consistency and strong placements throughout the weekend earnt them the coveted Axe of Champions with a final score of 325 points.

Leading content creator Lachlan was “super proud” of his teammates for taking out their first FNCS Championship. With more than 14 million subscribers, Lachlan created Team PWR in June 2020 to help spotlight OCE players.

PWR Looter stayed true to his promise to “come back next year” after finishing second in the 2020 Fortnite Summer Smash presented by AO.

Offering US$90,000 in prize money, the tournament series was broadcast live on Australian Open Twitch and Youtube between 14 February-14 March. The seven broadcasts had more than 413,000 live views and 4.55 million minutes watched on AO channels across Twitch and YouTube.

Leading Oceania caster Aussie Antics was joined at the desk by American MonsterDface with expert analysis from Coach Timmy, Falloutt and Vandie.

Top 20 placements

#

Team

Points

Prize money

1

РWR Мuz + PWR looter + speedy at pub

325

$22,500

2

Agent Sorif + spg bercanvolx + syncyfishy

295

$15,000

3

GLM Suns + TPTIMMYDUMPTRUCK + MADE Korq

269

$9,000

4

Agent Raptah + ATL Prhzy + PRDX Oatley

239

$6,300

5

Fresh + rеl + GLM Newbatoon

231

$5,400

6

noob jynx + wavyalecc + PWR worthy

228

$4,500

7

FURY Remi + pace + sprаz

224

$3,900

8

basil 74 + Forbidden Vortex + Jacegod

220

$3,300

9

Mako Pumpkin + CLR hardworker + sunzw1k3

213

$2,700

10

HVT Breso + HVT Kulture + HVT LunR

203

$1,800

11

Agent Will. + ronin + Agent Eshz

199

$900

12

forbidden zanz + GLM oreo + AGENT Raiku

166

$900

13

HVT Bathan + HVT Zedox + GLM sio

146

$900

14

ESC nio + HVT fab + ESC Keemo

135

$900

15

HVT Kazuki + SPG Dj + MG cryz

113

$900

16

аpolox,+ MG clean + rivlee wins

86

$750

17

PRDX Movrickz + daddy machw + elusive

82

$750

18

SPG 2Faulty + SPG Trixy + MADE venihcy

82

$750

19

MG district + Bаntis + gusos.

79

$750

20

twitch jvanofn + twitch pumaaoce + Twitch MrTassie

76

$750

Fortnite Champion Series Oceania presented by AO fast facts

  • The seven broadcasts generated 413,108 live views on AO Twitch and YouTube
  • More than 4.55 million minutes or 8.67 years were watched on AO channels
  • The AO Twitch channel streamed 1628 minutes of content and had up to 30,000 unique viewers per broadcast
  • AO Twitch also attracted 18,726 new followers, had 36,330 chat messages and 1924 clips created
  • The top countries tuning in on AO Twitch were United States (32%), Australia (25%) United Kingdom (5%), Canada (5%) and India (5%)
  • There were 42 games played along with an additional Reboot Round during the five-week series.

Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is one of the world’s most popular video games, with more than 350 million accounts. Australia is a world leader in Fortnite engagement and is home to a number of the top ranked players and creators. 

Fortnite’s ongoing partnership with the Australian Open and recent collaborations with other Australian sports leagues demonstrates the relationship between gaming and sport, and bring esports fans and conventional sporting fans together. 

The partnership between AO and Epic Games through Fortnite commenced in 2019 with the first ever AO Summer Smash, the largest competitive gaming event seen in Australia. 2020’s AO Summer Smash played host to competitors from over 11 countries and was Fortnite’s most watched event ever in the APAC region.