TaySon wins record-breaking fourth FNCS, Hen & Chapix title with their second
TaySon extends his legacy and earns his fourth FNCS victory alongside Champs Hen and Chapix in Season 5.
Professional Fortnite player Tai “Falcon TaySon” Starčič established himself as one of, if not the best of all time after his fourth Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) victory last weekend. This time around, TaySon teamed up with former FNCS winners Henrik “GUILD Hen” Mclean and Moussa “Falcon Chapix” El Faour at the end of the FNCS Grand Royale season. With a staggering US $ 5 million stake at stake, these three players had all the motivation and ability to take on the best European teams.
Qualifications FNCS Grand Royale
– TaySon Falcon (@taysonFN) November 13, 2021
The road would not be easy. TaySon, Hen and Chapix first had to qualify via the Grand Royale “Load Session” and win a Victory Royale in the “Road to Victory” that followed last weekend. They accomplished this feat early in the competition, allowing them to avoid over 20 possible Fortnite matches consecutively and save energy for the $ 5 million final. It was a time when TaySon, Hen, and Chapix have thrived so many times before and surprisingly few picked them to win.
An admirable effort on the first day
top 3 day 1 pic.twitter.com/0636qaQCXb
– TaySon Falcon (@taysonFN) 20 November 2021
Thirty-three lines tossed their hats in the ring for more than US $ 2 million, the most of any region in the FNCS Grand Royale. TaySon, Hen and Chapix took to the shark pool to open the tournament. The three former FNCS champions managed 183 points in six matches, including a Victory Royale and 31 eliminations.
However, victory would not come without resistance, as contestants Aleksa “Queasy” Cvetkovic, Thomas “AST Th0masHD” Høxbro Davidsen and Anas “GUILD Anas” El-Abd finished the day with 200 points. TaySon’s side had to defeat talented opponents if they hoped to win.
TaySon, Hen and Chapix thrive under pressure, double points
11 Eliminations and the Victory Royale @taysonFN @hentvv @ChapixFN and we sit 545 points in first place in the standings as we prepare to face the final match of the day for the EU in the #FNCS Grand Royal 😱 pic.twitter.com/zigksioeNU
– Competitive Fortnite (@FNCompetitive) November 21, 2021
In traditional sports, matches are often won in the last moments, and Fortnite isn’t much different. Grand Royale’s complex format meant that all point values from day one would double on day two. Eliminations would be worth eight points instead of four, and Victory Royales was worth 60 points instead of 30.
TaySon, Hen and Chapix took full advantage of the double points on Matchday 2. The three confirmed winners won a Victory Royale in Game Eight and another in the penultimate game 11. Before the final game, TaySon, Hen and Chapix had 545 points, 49 more than the team in second. position. This team happened to be the champions of Chapter 2 – Season 8 Michał “Kami” Kamiński, Iwo “BL Setty” Zając and Maciej “GXR Teeq” Radzio.
Tournament triumph was within reach, but TaySon, Hen, and Chapix couldn’t afford to fall at the start of the final match. All three players reached the end of the game and ended up finishing 12th with just two eliminations. It became evident when Kami, Setty, and Teeq left the hall in seventh position that no one would catch TaySon and company.
As the final standings scrolled across the screen, TaySon, Hen and Chapix claimed victory, with 66 eliminations and three Victory Royales over the two days. Every player’s legacy has reached new heights, but TaySon has established himself as an all-time great.
Another career-defining victory
TaySon is different pic.twitter.com/gWyRjeriSg
– Kristian – Fortnite esports (@FortniteBRLive) November 21, 2021
All three FNCS Grand Royale champions took to Twitter to enjoy the embrace of the entire community. TaySon wrote: “1st place GRAND ROYALE LETS ****** GOOOO”, before going live on his Twitch channel, where he said there was no better feeling. Hen and Chapix echoed a similar sentiment in their response to winning US $ 600,000 and closing Fortnite Chapter 2 with another major victory.
No player can match TaySon’s success in Fortnite’s COVID-19 online era. Starting in Chapter 2 – Season 3, the Slovenian put himself on the map, winning this season’s Solo FNCS. He joined legends Kyle “FaZe Mongraal” Jackson and Dmitri “mitr0” Van de Vrie a season later in Chapter 2 – Season 4 to claim his second consecutive FNCS victory. TaySon went on to finish eighth in Chapter 2 – Season 5 and third in Chapter 2 – Season 6 before winning the inaugural FNCS Solo All-Star Showdown.
The Slovenian’s All-Star victory earned him US $ 150,000 and his third FNCS triumph in five seasons. Chapter 2 – Season 8 was a throwaway for TaySon, who finished 13th alongside Chapix and Rezon. He returned to the winner’s circle less than a month later, grabbing US $ 200,000 in the FNCS Grand Royale final. TaySon is set to take home a second Player of the Year award after receiving it in 2020.
According to Fortnite Tracker, TaySon has collected over $ 700,000 in tournament winnings without participating a single time offline. With local networks hopefully returning in 2022, the Falcon Esports rep has a chance to add more to his bankroll and prove his abilities in the ultimate competitive Fortnite environment. Until then, he can relish the position of quadruple FNCS champion.
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