Fortnite may be a relatively new entry into the world of esports, but its prize pools have been absolutely massive, meaning the top players are making serious bank through tournament winnings – here’s the top 20 winningest Fortnite players by prize money.
Epic Games have faced criticism for some of their decision-making when it comes to Fortnite esports, but one area they can’t be criticized for is the amount of money they have invested.
The massive prize pools have already seen pros like FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lapore win over $400,000 in only 12 months of competition, and Ghost Gaming’s Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller has already eclipsed $500,000.
Bizzle surpassed Tfue for the top spot, after the latter opted to miss the ESL Katowice Royale to stream instead, leaving the door open for another pro to take number one in earnings.
But, Tfue, and every other pro player for that matter, will all have a shot at taking the top spot, with the Fortnite World Cup on the horizon.
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Epic Games revealed they would offer $100 million in prizes for the 2018-19 competitive season alone – $30 million of which has been assigned to the World Cup. The first place finisher in the solos event will walk away with a ridiculous $3 million.
There will undoubtedly be a major shake-up in the rankings after the event, which also features a duo tournament, and weekly prizing for the online qualifiers leading up to the finals in July.
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Currently, the top 20 list of highest earning Fortnite pros is headlined by professionals players for Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, Ghost Gaming and many more recognizable esports organizations.
Thanks to the tracking of esportsEarnings, fans can see just which of their favorite players has pocketed the most cash from their performances at tournaments.
Top 20 highest earning Fortnite pro players – April 2019