NA-East FNCS Preview: Teams, Drop Spots, Predictions & More

With Fortnite Season 7 coming to a close, the last thing we need to see is the FNCS trios battle it out for pride, money, and the FNCS Champion Pickaxe.

Ahead, we’ll cover everything you need to know about one of the most competitive regions in Fortnite: NA-East.

Trios & Drop Spots

Announcing your drop spot has become an FNCS tradition. Drop spot announcements are less of a call-out and more of a claim.

Most of the time, contesting teams don’t like to fight one another off-spawn.

In fact, teams with a contested POI almost never make it to the top of the leaderboard by the end of the event.


The statistics don’t bode will for the teams headed by Mackwood, Co1azo, and Clix, as they’re directly contesting another trio every match.

You can see each competing NAE team and their drop spots in the helpful map below, along with whether they’re uncontested, contested, or splitting their drop spot with another team.

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It’s hard to bet against a powerful trio like Deyy, Mero, and Reverse – especially landing in an uncontested area like Dirty Docks.

Saf, Stretch, and Khanada are also positioned to get the entirety of Lazy Lake to themselves – a massive leg up on the competition.

If I had to put money on it, I’d put it on the two trios above, with a smaller bet on Cented, Commandment, and Edgey.

At this level, any of these trios could take home first place. If it comes down to Zone pulls and positioning, though, I’d have to give the edge to Khanada and company.

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Schedule, Format & How to Watch

The FNCS is split between two days, with half of the matches taking place on September 4 and the other half on September 5.

The broadcast will open with EU in the morning, and NA-East will kick off at 11:00 PM CEST – 5:00 PM EST.

If you’re interested in the EU region, you can take a look at our predictions, schedule, and more here.

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You can watch the official stream on Fortnite’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

As always, Twitch viewers will have a chance to earn drops while they watch. Make sure to link your Epic and Twitch accounts if you’re interested.

You’ll also probably catch the usual suspects co-streaming the FNCS, along with pros who missed the cut. Enjoy!

Jimmy Russo is a writer and editor for covering a variety of games and topics. He specializes in first-person shooters including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Valorant, while also covering livestreaming news on Twitch and other aspects of the gaming industry.