Every week the competition improves regardless of region. The best players and teams continue to prove their ability. Fortnite World Cup Week 8 displayed more of the same. The EU region saw familiar faces on the top of the leaderboards. The Solary duo of Huynh “Kinstaar” Duong Huynh and Corentin “Hunter” Tardif finally dethroned the E11 team. Klaus “Stompy” Konstanzer and Thomas “Tschiiinken” Hörak held the top spot the previous two weeks of Duos qualifiers. In the third spot, Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Dmitri “Mitr0” Van de Vrie followed closely behind. These three teams are favorites heading into the World Cup Finals.
Only three regions had qualifying spots this week. The regions were Europe (4), NA East (3), and NA West (1). A total of eight teams earned a spot in the $30 million event. The Ghost Gaming duo, Aydan “Aydan” Conrad and Sean “Sean” Close took, over the NA West region. The crowd favorite now heads to New York City at the end of July.
In the NA East region, two teams who came close to qualifying finally made it. Howard “Tetchra” Lebright and Jared “Eclipsae” Elwood finished atop the region. In Week 8 the duo put together an impressive performance with two wins and a total of 50 eliminations. Right behind them, Ronald “RoAtDW” Mei and Garvin “BlooTea” Chen finished in second. They join the rest of the teams qualified for the Fortnite World Cup Final.
Here are the lists of the top 10 from each region. Players in bold have qualified for the Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals in New York City, and those listed with an asterisk are already confirmed. The number of teams that qualify varies by region. The Brazil, Oceania, and Asia regions did not have qualifying spots this week.
Now, there are only two weeks remaining. Solo players have one more chance and Duos have one chance. The stress and excitement continue to build. The top teams and players qualified already, but a few spots remain. Stay tuned to find out which players earn a spot in the final weeks!
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