Twitch Rivals welcomed three separate regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America (NA), and Latin America (LATAM). In each region, 96 representatives from 32 teams met in six matches. Like previous Fortnite Twitch Rivals events, this Road to TwitchCon event, in addition to elimination points, awarded the winner of each round 18 points. The trios placed second through fifth received 15 points, while the trios placed sixth through tenth earned only 12 points. Each subsequently placed trio got 3 points less.
The total prize pool for each region was $50,000. The first place trio received $7,500, second place received $6,000, third place $4,000, fourth place $3,000 and fifth place $2,250. The player with the most eliminations during the event received a $200 bonus.
As with previous Twitch Rivals Fortnite events, Road to TwitchCon banned the use of tanks, armored battle buses, tents, and footballs. However, unlike Creator Series: Finale with Fortnite Zero Build Y Fortnite II Zero Build Showdown, Road to TwitchCon was, due to the launch of the new season, quite innovative and fresh. Chapter 3 Season 3 introduced substantial changes to the game, such as new weapons (Heavy Sniper Rifle), random utility spawns (Reality Saplings), and new locations (Rave Cave). Other than that, the meta in Fortnite Zero Build has been defined by quiet early games during which players collect loot, seek superior placement, and roguely rotate while trying to collect the most kills.
The team led by Giorgio “POW3R” Calandrelli came to Road to TwitchCon incredibly well prepared. They showed off their hard work during game one with their unrivaled map control. However, they gradually lost control of the map as the storm got closer. Team Solary replaced them with their overwhelmingly agile and dominating map moves and nearly endless takedowns.
The second game was slow at first, but as soon as the storm began, the game picked up its pace. Finally, the match came to a head with Team POW3R settling into an incredibly positioned building. Seeing the strategic value of the building, the trio rushed to the building to retrieve it from Team POW3R. However, as soon as they landed, Team Solary quickly cleared the area, took over the building, and won another round.
When they landed on the map in game three, the POW3RTV, Archie, and Jacob4TV teams controlled the map. However, neither team was able to match Team Solary in close combat, allowing them to earn their third victory in a row.
During game four, the trios were geared towards loot-gathering and seeking superior position. So, as players tried to keep a low profile, most of the game was relatively peaceful until the storm hit. Then, with the storm closing in and the trios feeling the pressure, chaos ensued. The sky was full of players using the Rift Tour to reposition themselves. However, the agustin51 team, who had previously staked out on high ground, watched the chaos as they claimed victory.
In the fifth game, the POW3R team got off to another good start. Possessing the map with their overeager aggression, they drew too much attention. Shortly after, they were eliminated. The rest of the game was slow and reserved. Disciplined as they are, the team led by Jakub “Qln” Romanowski prevailed and won the match.
After an intense game five, six teams remained in contention to win their tickets to San Diego. Team Solary, on their losing streak since game four, was again eliminated early and lost their chance to win the tournament. This allowed the team led by Nicolas “Nikof” Frejavise, consistently placed in the top ten, to earn their Victory Royale.
As Team Nikof proved their consistency time and time again, they won the tournament and secured their tickets to San Diego in October. While the POW3R team was right behind them with 126 points, the Solary team finished the race in third place with 120 points.
NA AND LATAM
Like their friends overseas, the team led by Turner “Tfue” Tenny ran the show from the moment they stepped foot on the map. In addition to collecting specific loot, his strategy was to occupy the high ground and, with calculated aggression, take down as many enemies on the map as possible. However, due to poor rotation, they gave others enough breathing room to take them out. In a final open field battle, Team Eyapixie won the round.
In game two, Team Tfue, who had already racked up a total of 22 eliminations, once again dominated the map. However, the team led by Marcus “Ranger” Pereira, who remained low for most of the match, won the round by eliminating the last remaining players.
During the third game, the ultimate goal for all trios was excellent positioning. The Tfue team once again supremely displayed both their talent and skill. However, his near-robotic aiming and clever map moves proved lacking in the eyes of Team Ranger, who won another round.
Since Team Ranger’s positioning and rotations remained unmatched throughout game four, they easily closed out game four with a straight win.
The fifth game was marked by Team Tfue eliminating players from left to right. The other trio only assumed similar ferocity in the eye of the storm centered around a bridge. In the final skirmish of the game, players finally got a chance to show off their mechanical prowess. Surrounded by the remains of their enemies, Team squatingdog secured their victory.
During the final game, tension was at an all-time high as players opted for an extremely careful and low-key style of play. However, Team Tfue saw this as an opportunity to completely overwhelm the entire map and eradicate all traces of the opposing teams.
Unsurprisingly, the Tfue team came out on top and won their tickets to TwitchCon in San Diego with an undisputed 184 points. The team led by Aydan “Aydan” Conrad finished second with 123 points, and Team Ranger finished third with 116 points.
In LATAM, Federico “zEkO” Cristalino’s team secured their ticket to TwitchCon in October with 127 points. The team led by Kim “Patriot” Nigro was right behind them with 121 points.