Andbox Battle of the Boroughs Ft. Fortnite

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Eight neighborhoods. Two states. One tournament with $50,000 in prizing. We’re giving everyone in the NY-NJ metropolitan area a chance to represent their hood in the biggest NYC Fortnite trio tournament of the year. Introducing the Andbox Battle of the Boroughs featuring Fortnite. Please check out the rules below for more details.

Each team will consist of three players each representing eight regions: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, Upstate New York, New Jersey, and Long Island. Teams representing each region must be comprised of players FROM those regions. Registration closes Friday July 10th at 11:59PM ET. This is your last chance.

  • Teams will compete against other teams in their region on the Regional Finals, which will determine the winners of each borough and their share of the $10,000 Regional Finals Grand Prize. 
  • The top 33 teams, with each region having a set amount of representatives, will compete in the Grand Finals for the lion’s share of the $35,000 grand prize. 

More information can be found in the Details and Rules below. Please review the full competition rules. Be sure to join the Andbox Discord and tag yourself with the Battle of the Boroughs role in #add-role so that you can communicate with others and admins in real time.

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Each team will consist of 3 players competing in the Trios Fortnite Arena game-mode

Stage 1 – Regional Finals

  • 4 Regional Finals (1 for each eight defined competitive regions)
    • Top teams in each competitive region compete to score the most points across 3 Arena matches.
      1. Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, Upstate NY: 8
      2. Brooklyn, Long Island: 10
      3. Queens: 7
      4. New Jersey: 8
  • Top teams awarded entry into Grand Finals (Stage 3)

Stage 2 – Grand Finals

  • Top 33 teams across each of the Regions compete to score the most points across 8 matches to crown the Champion.
  • Number of finalists from each Region will be proportionate to the number of registered participants in their Region.

Match Rules

Pre-Stage – Self Run MVP

  • Self Run MVP (Closes July 10th 11:59PM ET)
      • Teams queue general Fortnite Arena matchmaking as many times as they want and compete to score the most points possible. Each team must submit their 2 best games to the tournament administrators (“Administration”). Final placement determined by the aggregate score of those 2 matches. Points are awarded according to the Trios Scoring Schedule. Winning team gets their share of $1,000.

All registered teams advance to the Regional Finals to compete in 3 Arena matches played against teams from the same Region.

Administration reserves the right to combine Regions for the Regional Finals in the event that the number of registered players does not sufficiently fill custom lobbies.

  • Each Lobby guaranteed to qualify a minimum of 1 team for the Grand Finals

  • The remaining teams will be qualified proportionately to the number of registered participants for that Region.

Stage 1 – Regional Finals (7/17/20)

  • Top 33 teams from each Region compete in 3 Arena matches played against teams from the same Region. Points are awarded according to the Trios Scoring Schedule. Final placement determined by the aggregate score of those 3 matches.
    • The teams will be qualified proportionately to the number of registered participants for that Region.

Stage 2 Grand Finals (7/24/20)

  • The top 33 teams from the NY area will be awarded the opportunity to compete in the Grand Finals. Teams will play 8 Arena matches in the same lobby. Final placement will be determined by the aggregate score of those 8 matches. Points are awarded according to the Trios Scoring Schedule.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for participation in Battle for the Boroughs participants must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older as of June 8th, 2020.
    • If under 18 years of age at time of registration, participants must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate.
  • Be a resident of the Region’s as defined above (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Upstate New York, New Jersey, or Long Island).
    • Participants advancing to Stage 2 will be required to submit a valid photo ID for residency verification. If proof of residency cannot be provided the participant will be ineligible to participate.
      • Administration will provide specific instructions to protect privacy (e.g., utilizing third-party, restricted access photo sharing sites; requesting specific information and prompting participants to hide / cover unneeded, sensitive information such as drivers license number; etc.)
    • Individuals under 18 who do not have a valid photo ID will need to have a parent or legal guardian submit a valid photo ID.
    • If Administration is unable to verify residency of a participant, their qualification spot may be granted to another eligible participant.
  • Play with their own EPIC account and be in good standing with EPIC.

Gameplay Rules

“Administration” is defined as any parties affiliated with Andbox contracted with the execution of the tournament.

  • Players will compete on the Fortnite Arena Trios game-mode
  • Players may play on any platform (PC, Xbox, PS4, etc.), but are responsible for their own internet connection and hardware/peripherals, and must have cross-play enabled to participate in any Administration assigned custom lobbies.
  • As a general rule, games will not be restarted for lag, latency, player disconnect, or hardware/peripheral issues. Exceptions to this may be granted if Fortnite Arena servers malfunction (e.g., to a crash, or multiple players disconnect) and the issue is identified in the early stages of a match (e.g., in the warmup period before players drop or before the players land on their initial drop into the map).
  • Administration has sole discretion to make rulings on a case-by-case basis;
  • All rulings by Administration are final

Tie Breaker Rules

In the event teams have the same number of total points scored at the end of the stage, the following criteria will be used to break the total point tie (for Qualification Method #1, only the two submitted matches will be used for this tiebreaker): Team with:

  • Most Total Victory Royales in the stage;
  • Most Total eliminations in the stage;
  • Highest average placement per match in the stage;

Player Expectations

Players are expected to play to the best of their ability at all times during any match.

During Self Run MVP, teams are required to have at least one member of the stream each match for verification.

  • This player must have VODs enabled to capture gameplay.
  • VOD must clearly show the final score including placement and kills for the team.

Sharing custom lobby codes with other players is prohibited, and will result in disqualification from the tournament and any prizing.

Once Entrants are confirmed for Stage 1 (Regional Finals) All entrants must provide proof of residency in the Region they registered for by submitting photo ID to Administration.

Players are expected to hold a professional attitude in their manners, play, and interactions with other teams. The exploitation of unintended bugs is off limits. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from tournament if admins deem necessary.

Trios Scoring Schedule:

Each elimination: 5 points

Final Placement (points):

  • 1st: 60
  • 2nd: 53
  • 3rd: 47
  • 4th: 40
  • 5th: 35
  • 6th: 30
  • 7th: 27
  • 8th: 24
  • 9th: 21
  • 10th: 18
  • 11th: 15
  • 12th: 12
  • 13th: 9
  • 14th: 6
  • 15th: 3


July 10, 2020: Registration Closes & Self Run MVP Submissions Close

July 17, 2020: Regional Finals Competition and Broadcast

July 24, 2020: Grand Finals Competition and Broadcast

Qualification Period ($5,000 total)

Self Run MVP – top score across all boroughs:

  • 1st $1,000

State/Borough Finals ($3,500 per state/borough; $14,000 total)

  • Per Lobby
    • 1st: $2,150
    • 2nd: $750
    • 3rd: $450
    • 4th: $150

Grand Finals ($35,000 total)

  • 1st: $7,500
  • 2nd: $4,000
  • 3rd: $3,500
  • 4th: $3,000
  • 5th: $2,750
  • 6th: $2,400
  • 7th: $2,150
  • 8th: $1,700
  • 9th: $1,400
  • 10th: $1,100
  • 11th: $1,000
  • 12th: $915
  • 13th: $810
  • 14th: $675
  • 15th: $600
  • 16th – 20th: $300

*Payment will be handled by Epic Games.