Fortnite Esports


Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$120,894,891.05 From 768 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2018-02-17 to

Fortnite is a third-person online Battle Royale action game launched as an early-access title, developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 25, 2017.

Fortnite was originally launched as "Fortnite: Save the World", a co-op sandbox survival game with four players working towards a common objective on various missions. On September 26, 2017, a separate stand-alone free-to-play version of the game called "Fortnite Battle Royale" was released. It moves away from the co-op elements of the game in favor of a Battle Royale game-mode for up to 100 players to fight in increasingly-smaller spaces to be the last person standing.

Fortnite Battle Royale is the game used in Fortnite esports. Epic Games provided $100 million for Fortnite esports tournament prize pools in the first year of competitive play, with the Fortnite World Cup happening in 2019. As a Battle Royale game, Fortnite is a direct competitor to PUBG, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Apex Legends.

Largest Prize Pools

 Tournament NamePrize Money
1.» Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 - Solo$15,287,500.00
2.» Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 - Duo$15,100,000.00
3.» Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series - Clubs Standings$4,000,000.00
4.» Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 - Creative$3,250,000.00
5.» FNCS: 2021 Grand Royale - EU$2,250,300.00
6.» Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series - Week 6 - Grand Finals$1,942,500.00
7.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 8$1,501,250.00
8.» FNCS: Chapter 3 Season 1 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,362,500.00
9.» FNCS Chapter 2 Season 7 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,351,200.00
10.» FNCS Chapter 2 Season 8 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,351,200.00
11.» Winter Royale 2019 EU Day 1 PC$1,350,000.00
12.» Winter Royale 2019 EU Day 2 PC$1,350,000.00
13.» Winter Royale 2019 EU Day 3 PC$1,350,000.00
14.» FNCS Chapter 2 Season 5 - Europe: Grand Finals$1,347,000.00
15.» FNCS Chapter 2 Season 6 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,344,000.00
16.» FNCS - Season X - EU - Finals$1,200,000.00
17.» FNCS All-Star Showdown C2S7 - Solo Final - Europe$1,137,500.00
18.» FNCS: 2021 Grand Royale - NA East$1,055,250.00
19.» TwitchCon 2019 - Fortnite - Finals$1,002,000.00
20.» FNCS - Chapter 2 - Season 1 - Grand Finals: Europe$919,200.00
21.» Winter Royale 2019 NAE Day 1 PC$860,000.00
22.» Fortnite World Cup 2019 - Week 10 - Europe$800,000.00
23.» Fortnite World Cup 2019 - Week 9 - Europe$800,000.00
24.» FNCS - Season X - NAE - Finals$756,000.00
25.» Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series - Week 6 - Stream-Vitational$730,000.00

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States BughaKyle Giersdorf$3,367,545.05
2.Austria AquaDavid Wang$2,003,174.23
3.United States psalmHarrison Chang$1,873,538.80
4.Norway NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,538,395.69
5.United States EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,417,167.32
6.United Kingdom WolfiezJaden Ashman$1,349,828.07
7.United States KreoNate Kou$1,221,159.74
8.Netherlands RojoDave Jong$1,214,643.33
9.Canada ZaytWilliams Aubin$1,200,806.42
10.United States SafRocco Morales$1,176,312.02
11.United States CeiceDavis McClellan$1,150,155.47
12.Argentina k1nGThiago Lapp$1,028,000.00
13.United States ElevateHayden Krueger$992,233.20
14.France SkiteClément Danglot$865,264.02
15.Netherlands Mitr0Dmitri Van de Vrie$797,124.81
16.Slovenia TaySonTai Starčič$754,103.66
17.Sweden CrueTheo Ferrer$719,450.00
18.United Kingdom MongraalKyle Jackson$691,204.23
19.United States ArkhramDiego Lima$673,816.68
20.United States BizzleTimothy Miller$635,226.39
21.United States TfueTurner Tenney$602,100.00
22.Lithuania HenHenrik Mclean$587,430.00
23.Austria stompyKlaus Konstanzer$571,921.94
24.United Kingdom BenjyFishyBenjy David Fish$557,306.29
25.France NayteNathan Berquignol$540,310.77

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$78,691,353.4465.09%


» Dota 2-$162,122,207.10
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$13,651,111.94
» League of Legends+$28,089,741.97
» Apex Legends+$110,332,852.36
» Call of Duty: Warzone+$111,460,359.12
» Free Fire+$113,847,561.82
» H1Z1+$118,827,769.05

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$39,281,845.19
2.France France$6,082,687.78
3.United Kingdom United Kingdom$5,312,735.12
4.Canada Canada$4,531,674.46
5.Denmark Denmark$3,588,979.80
6.Sweden Sweden$3,342,570.14
7.Germany Germany$3,260,707.49
8.Netherlands Netherlands$3,002,312.87
9.Austria Austria$2,963,414.34
10.Norway Norway$2,853,392.54