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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

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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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How to watch Fortnite Galactus Marvel event: live streams & start time

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:42 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:59

by Brad Norton

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Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

When does the Fortnite Galactus event start?

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone. The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4:10 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Fortnite’s Galactus event live streams

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the Event Playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience. However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune into several of the live streams that we’ve included below for your convenience.

Fortnite Galactus event: What to expect

Unfortunately, we don’t really know what to expect during the event itself, although the prevailing theory is that players will have to fight Galactus. This hasn’t been confirmed and is pure speculation, but with the hype that’s been surrounding the villain’s arrival, it would make sense.

That being said, the playlist for the event apparently states that players will have to “defend the Island to save all Reality!”, which supports that theory that we’ll have to take down Galactus himself.

We’ll just have to wait and see to find out exactly what’s going to happen during the event itself when it goes live at 4:10 PM.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

2While we may not know exactly what we’ll be doing during the event, as with everything in Fortnite, there’s a ton of leaks surrounding the event itself, giving players SOME idea of what to expect.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

Beyond the event itself, it seems like players may be able to play as Galactus if some leaks are to be believed, although not in the way you’re probably thinking. It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

On top of that, on November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

Live coverage to follow…