Fortnite is one of the biggest esports in the world and you might have noticed that the pros use the term PR a lot. From its relevance to how it’s calculated, here’s everything you need to know about Power Rankings in Epic Games’ Battle Royale game.
Becoming a gamer, and especially a pro gamer, certainly changes a lot. You are expected to learn some new lingo which can be as basic as AFK (away from the keyboard) and as complex as QQ (a crying emoji which is used to call other unskilled players).
Fortnite is no exception, as the battle royale title has its fair share of terms players need to know to fit in. This includes PR (Power Ranking), and here’s why it’s so common among pros.
What is Power Rating?
In short, Power Ranking is a ranking given to pro players based on their performance in official Fortnite tournaments organized by Epic Games. For example, here are some of the official competitive tournaments in Chapter 3 Season 3:
- Cash cups
- Flash cuts
- Cups without construction
- FNCS Qualifiers and Finals
Each time a player participates in such tournaments, they receive points which ultimately contribute to their overall power ranking. It is therefore one of the most rational ways to recognize the best players in the world.
That said, it’s important to know that Epic Games doesn’t publish its own power ratings. Leading stats website Fortnite Tracker has come up with a unique system that judges players and deploys those leaderboards.
How to calculate power ratings in Fortnite?
For each placement in the top 10,000, players get points ranging from 5 to 1,000. Fortnite Tracker says the system is very cumbersome, which means placing in the top 100 awards significantly more points. A player outside the top 100 will not receive more than 200 points while top teams can expect points between 200 and 1000.
Additionally, tournaments have multipliers based on their quality. Factors such as prize pool and difficulty play a major role in its decision.
While Cash Cups can have a 1x multiplier, the World Cup has a 10x multiplier. As a result, winning the World Cup is almost equivalent to winning 100 Cash Cups.
Importance of Power Ranking
Considering that there are different multipliers and parameters for earning power ranking points, it’s natural for players to question the legitimacy of this system. This is where the disintegration system comes into play.
Four months after the end of a tournament, Fortnite Tracker reduces points earned by 10%. This process continues for 18 months, after which point tournament points become entirely obsolete.
This ensures that the Power Rankings only show pros who have been the most consistent in recent tournaments.
How to Check Your Power Ranking in Fortnite
To check your power rating, follow these steps:
- Visit fortnite tracker
- Enter your Epic Games name and search for your profile.
- Open the Events section which should show your power ranking and performance in all events.
The website also has a Rankings section which features the highest ranked players in the world. The list is purely based on numbers and is constantly evolving as new tournaments take place.
Websites like Fortnite Esports Wiki also maintain their power ratings. It gives each tournament a tier based on prize pool, difficulty, format, and number of players. Players then get points to rank high enough in these tournaments.
For now, the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is right around the corner, and players can expect some major changes to the power ratings. While veterans like Bugha, TaySon and Clix will try to add more feathers to their caps, budding pros will be eager to dethrone existing champions.
Image Credits: Epic Games, Fortnite Tracker, Fortnite Esports Wiki