Fortnite Esports


Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$182,085,668.21 From 2210 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.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States BughaKyle Giersdorf$3,677,425.05
2.Austria AquaDavid Wang$2,190,575.23
3.United States psalmHarrison Chang$1,874,588.80
4.United States EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,825,437.32
5.Denmark AnasAnas El-Abd$1,593,377.55
6.Norway NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,543,145.69
7.Poland KamiMichał Kamiński$1,472,344.20
8.United Kingdom WolfiezJaden Ashman$1,367,708.07
9.Hong Kong KreoNate Kou$1,244,334.74
10.Netherlands RojoDave Jong$1,215,593.33
11.United States SafRocco Morales$1,209,607.02
12.Canada ZaytWilliams Aubin$1,204,256.42
13.United States CeiceDavis McClellan$1,201,915.47
14.Argentina k1nGThiago Bautista Lapp$1,175,925.00
15.Slovenia TaySonTai Starčič$1,168,139.10
16.Denmark Th0masHDThomas Høxbro Davidsen$1,141,139.34
17.Poland SettyIwa Zając$1,128,201.81
18.Serbia QueasyAleksa Cvetkovic$1,040,170.50
19.Canada meroMatthew Faitel$1,011,950.00
20.Canada ElevateHayden Krueger$992,233.20
21.Russian Federation MalibucaDanila Yakovenko$894,001.15
22.France SkiteClément Danglot$868,492.77
23.Netherlands Mitr0Dmitri Van de Vrie$830,344.81
24.Germany JannisZJannis Matwin$812,603.38
25.United States ArkhramDiego Lima$791,861.68

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$129,197,442.4470.95%


» Dota 2-$167,580,927.64
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive+$19,726,316.79
» League of Legends+$72,187,837.92
» Apex Legends+$159,182,431.20
» Free Fire+$165,493,176.07
» Call of Duty: Warzone+$170,999,858.26
» H1Z1+$180,018,546.21

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$47,724,898.97
2.Canada Canada$8,458,144.37
3.United Kingdom United Kingdom$8,108,419.36
4.France France$7,863,105.50
5.Denmark Denmark$7,018,173.67
6.Brazil Brazil$5,899,016.38
7.Germany Germany$5,535,240.37
8.Poland Poland$5,474,175.61
9.Sweden Sweden$4,756,786.41
10.Russian Federation Russian Federation$4,098,353.61