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How are divisions formed?
Our skill-ranking algorithm analyzes all of your historical Fortnite stats to place you into a division with players of a similar skill level. As time goes on and we host more tournaments with more players, the algorithm improves on its own to better rank teams.
How do kill race tournaments work?
Z League hosts kill race tournaments, here is a breakdown of how they work:
- Enter as many public Fortnite games as you want with your team during your tournament's allotted time period.
- Every kill you get is 1 point and additional points are awarded based on how well your team places in that game.
- We take the scores (kills + placement points) of your best games to determine your total score.
- The teams with the highest scores win the corresponding prizes.
What is a Z League Creator Series tournament?
It’s a tournament hosted by a vetted content creator. We reach out to popular and up-and-coming streamers and clip makers and work with them to host tournament series on our platform. This gives players of all skill levels the opportunity to play alongside creators, and the chance to be included in their streams and clips.
Can I make changes to my team or edit teammates after registering?
As long as registration hasn't closed, you can still make changes to your team. You can view the status of and make changes to your upcoming tournament teams here: My Profile
Can I change my Epic Username / Display Name before the tournament?
No, you cannot change your Epic Username / Display Name before the tournament if you have already registered.
Is my team registered?
You will receive an email once your team is fully registered.
Who are the people behind Z League?
Z League was founded in 2020 by Lucas Pellan and Robbie Schneidman. Prior to Z League, Lucas was the Co-Founder and COO of Sonder, a San Francisco based startup which has raised over $500M and is valued at $1.3B. Robbie has previously led engineering teams at Amazon, Sonder and Convoy.
Am I eligible to compete in Z League tournaments?
Players around the world are welcome to compete in all free entry, credit prize Z League tournaments.
To participate in tournaments with free entry and credit prizes:
You must be 13 years or older.
To participate in tournaments with free entry and cash prizes:
You must be 16 years or older and a legal resident of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, or United States*
To participate in tournaments requiring entry fees:
You must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, or United States*
*U.S. residents of Arkansas, Delaware, Michigan, and Tennessee are not currently eligible for cash prize tournaments.
Check the status of your upcoming tournament entries here.
What is the minimum number of games required to play in a Z League Tournament?
Z League requires 100 Battle Royale games in order to enter the Fortnite tournaments. Other game modes such as LTM, Arena, and Creative would not count towards this requirement.
Streaming & Scoring
Do participants have to stream their gameplay?
You are not required to stream your gameplay. Our live standings are automatically updated throughout the duration of the tournament.
How do I track my score during the tournament?
Z League built a live scoring tracker so you don't have to submit your scores during or after the tournament. You will receive a link to your tournament's live scoring page a few minutes before your tournament begins. Scores will be updated throughout the tournament so you can see exactly how you’re performing compared to the rest of your division.
How does my team earn points?
Our point system is pretty simple. 1 point for every kill and bonus points based on how you place in your games. We will only be counting your best games in terms of total (kills + placement) points to determine the winner. You will be able to track how your team is doing on the real-time scoreboard.
Points per game
- Each kill is worth 1 point.
- Teams earn points based on final placement and total kills.
- Final scores are determined by the sum of your highest scoring games. Depending on the tournament format, this can range from 1 to 4 games.
What happens in the event of a tie?
In the event of a tie, the total number of kills will be used as the first tie break. The second tie break will be the number of Victory Royales. The third tie break will be the least number of games played. If teams are still tied, the prize for the position and next position will be split between teams. For clarity, if two teams are tied in p2 after accounting for points, total team kills, wins and number of games played, the prize for p2 and p3 would be split by the teams.
What do I do if I believe my score is incorrect?
Please keep in mind that the scoreboard does not always update instantly. It can take up to 30 minutes after gameplay has ended to update final scores for all players.
If you're seeing a scoring error, click the "Open a dispute"button on the live scoreboard and follow the steps to resolve your dispute and update your score.
NOTE: The dispute window closes 1 hour after a tournament ends. You will not be able to dispute a score after this time.
I’m playing games but they aren’t showing on the leaderboard. What’s happening?
In order to ensure fair play, our scoring system doesn’t count bot lobbies. your team is placed in a bot lobby, the scoreboard will not reflect any kills or placement points earned in that lobby.
Prizes & Credits
How do prizes work?
All prizes advertised are payouts based on a fully fielded division. In the rare case that we are unable to field a full division based on your skill level, the prize pool will be pro-rated based on the number of participants in a given division. All participants playing in a modified division will be notified via email prior to tournament commencement. Z League offers skills based competition and strives to ensure that participants are matched based on their skills. Winners must have completed an identity verification prior to prizes being awarded. Depending on method of payment, you may be subject to fees. Z League is not responsible for any fees charged by third parties.
How can I withdraw my cash prize?
We will deposit your prize directly to your cash balance. In order to withdraw your prize, head to your "my account" page and click "withdraw funds".
Prior to completing your first withdrawal you will be required to complete a quick and secure identity verification. Once your identity has been verified your account will be marked as verified and you’ll be able to proceed with your withdrawal.
What happens if there is a smaller division?
All prizes advertised are payouts based on a fully fielded division. In the rare case that we are unable to field a full division based on your skill level, the prize pool will be pro-rated based on the number of participants in a given division. All participants playing in a modified division will be notified via email prior to tournament commencement.
What are Z League credits?
Z League credits are part of some tournament prizing. Z League credits can be redeemed for entry into tournaments. Credits have no cash value.
Can I convert Z League credits into cash?
You cannot convert Z League credits into cash. Z League credits have no cash value.
Do Z League credits expire?
Yes, Z League credits expire if unused after 6 months.
When will I receive my prize?
Z League has a thorough cheat detection process which is run prior to finalizing tournament standings. All scores are considered tentative pending the outcome of this review. The cheat detection process will take place at the end of the tournament. This means that if you compete in a tournament on Friday, you will receive your prize the following Monday.
How does Z League ensure fair play?
Z League has a thorough cheat detection process which is run prior to finalizing tournament standings. All scores are considered tentative pending the outcome of this review. Z League reserves the right to disqualify and permanently ban teams that are suspected of cheating in any form. This includes hacks, smurfing and reverse-boosting. Anyone suspected of cheating will not be eligible for prizing or future tournament play, and will be notified upon conclusion of the tournament.
What is our refund policy?
No refunds will be issued after a tournament has started. Teams may receive a refund less a payment transaction fee up to 24 hours prior to tournament start time. If a player or team does not show up for a tournament, they forfeit their right to a refund. If a team is suspected of cheating in a tournament, they forfeit their right to a refund.
How are my stats numbers calculated on the main graph?
The graph represents a moving average of your previous 50 matches. Each data point represents an average of 50 matches played. You can use the toggle button to see your 50-game average performance across different game modes.
How are my ZLeague attributes calculated?
Your attributes on the right side of the stats page show your performance compared to the rest of ZLeague Warzone players. The closer your score is to 100, the higher you stand compared to everyone else in a given attribute. You can use the game mode toggle button to see how your ZLeague attributes change across different modes.
How can I share my stats on social media?
Your account is assigned a public stats link that allows you to share your scores with your network. This link can be found under the Share my Stats button button on your stats page.
What do the Precision and Medic attributes in my ZLeague stats measure?
The Precision attribute is calculated based on the number of headshots that succeeded. The Medic attribute is calculated based on the total successful revives.
How do challenges work?
Challenges are a head to head mode in which players are scored based on either their number of kills or survival time over a specific period of time.
Can I compete in multiple challenges at the same time?
Yes, you can be signed up for a maximum of 3 ongoing or future challenges at once.
How do I earn points in challenges?
There are 2 different challenges scoring formats: Kill Race & Stayin' Alive.
Kill Race Format: Compete against your opponents to see who can get the most kills during the specified period of time.
Stayin' Alive: Challenge your opponents to see who can stay alive the longest without being eliminated.
How long do challenges last?
Challenges can last anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 weeks. When you create a challenge you’ll have the option to set the length of time.
How many players can compete in a challenge?
Each challenge has a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 players.
How does Z League track my score?
Once a challenge begins, the scores for each player will be automatically recorded on the live scoreboard for your challenge. You are not required to stream your gameplay.
How do I create a challenge?
You can create a challenge by clicking this link.
Which game mode should I be competing in?
Players participating in challenges can compete in any Battle Royale game mode they'd like. Players do not need to compete in the same game mode throughout the challenge.
How late can I sign up for a challenge?
You can sign up for a challenge up until 1 minute prior to the challenge start time.