Top 20 highest earning Fortnite pro players of all time

Published: 11/Oct/2018 13:34 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 16:37

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite Battle Royale might be a newcomer to the world of esports, but that hasn’t stopped Epic Games from offering some absolutely massive prize pools for the game’s competitive events. Let’s take a look at the top 20 highest earning pro players to-date. 

If there was one game you’d want to be the best in 2020, Fortnite would be up there. While Epic’s esports ventures have been widely criticized in the past, it’s undeniable how much money is in the game.

A pledge of $100 million in 2020 got pro players salivating. The Fortnite World Cup in 2019 alone was worth $30 million. This led to a drastic shake-up in the earnings list, where pros who won thousands before the World Cup were shuffled down the list in favor of those who peaked in July 2019.

Epic GamesBugha was launched to the top of the list with his victory in the World Cup Solos tournament.

This was most noticeable with former highest earner Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller. The American dropped from first to 16th over the course of a weekend, and now currently sits in 18th with just shy of $600,000 of prize money.

On that fateful weekend, players turned into instant millionaires. There’s now a dozen Fortnite players with earnings over $1 million, most of whom got their prize purse from the World Cup in 2019.

Solos winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf was the main beneficiary from the $30 million prize pool. The then-16-year-old picked up $3 million for winning solos, pumping up his numbers to $3,071,383. Duos winners Aqua and Nyhrox sit in second and fourth respectively, each with over $1.5 million.

The player splitting the duo is solos runner-up Harrison ‘psalm’ Chang. He earned almost $1.9 million in Fortnite before making the switch to Valorant in mid-2020. He is currently playing on the Homeless roster, but is yet to find a permanent team in Riot’s hit FPS title.

Epic GamesCooler Esport’s Aquav2 and Nhyrox claimed the World Cup Duos title.

Since the World Cup in 2019, there’s been plenty of play for online. Between Daily Cups, FNCS Seasons, and Invitationals, millions of dollars have been handed out to the best Fortnite players globally.

However, until the Fortnite World Cup rocks up again, it’s unlikely we will see any of these pros dislodged from their top spots. The event has been canceled for 2020, but come 2021, there’s bound to be thousands of hungry stars looking to eat up the same success as their predecessors.

Thanks to the tracking of esportsEarnings, we can see which players have pocketed the most cash from their performances at tournaments, so far.

Top 20 highest earning Fortnite pros as of November, 2020

Position Name Nationality Earnings
1st Bugha USA $3,141,395.05
2nd Aqua Austria $1,923,774.23
3rd psalm USA $1,873,138.80
4th Nyhrox Norway $1,536,845.69
5th EpikWhale USA $1,349,767.32
6th Wolfiez UK $1,331,128.07
7th Rojo Netherlands $1,213,576.66
8th Kreo Hong Kong $1,200,043.07
9th Zayt Canada $1,186,189.75
10th Saf USA $1,126,345.35
11th Ceice USA $1,109,880.47
12th kinG Argentina $1,021,000.00
13th Elevate Canada $991,583.20
14th Skite France $850,264.02
15th Mitr0 Netherlands $775,574.81
16th Crue Sweden $715,350.00
17th Mongraal UK $673,154.23
18th Bizzle USA $615,626.39
19th Arkhram USA $608,416.68
20th Tfue USA $594,850.00

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Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.