Fortnite Esports


Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$145,165,981.05 From 1029 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 3 Season 2 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,362,500.00
10.» FNCS: Chapter 3 Season 3 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,362,500.00
11.» FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 7 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,351,200.00
12.» FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 8 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,351,200.00
13.» Winter Royale 2019 Europe Day 1 PC$1,350,000.00
14.» Winter Royale 2019 Europe Day 2 PC$1,350,000.00
15.» Winter Royale 2019 Europe Day 3 PC$1,350,000.00
16.» FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 5 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,347,000.00
17.» FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 6 - Grand Finals: Europe$1,344,000.00
18.» FNCS: Season X - Grand Finals: Europe$1,200,000.00
19.» FNCS: All-Star Showdown C2S7 - Solo Final - Europe$1,137,500.00
20.» FNCS: 2021 Grand Royale - NA East$1,055,250.00
21.» TwitchCon 2019 - Fortnite - Finals$1,002,000.00
22.» Fortnite Champion Series: Invitational 2022$1,000,000.00
23.» Gamers8 2022 (Fortnite BR)$1,000,000.00
24.» Gamers8 2022 (Fortnite ZB)$1,000,000.00
25.» FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Grand Finals: Europe$919,200.00

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States BughaKyle Giersdorf$3,478,495.05
2.Austria AquaDavid Wang$2,164,124.23
3.United States psalmHarrison Chang$1,874,588.80
4.United States EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,701,017.32
5.Norway NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,541,195.69
6.United Kingdom WolfiezJaden Ashman$1,352,428.07
7.United States KreoNate Kou$1,236,859.74
8.Netherlands RojoDave Jong$1,213,743.33
9.Canada ZaytWilliams Aubin$1,204,706.42
10.United States SafRocco Morales$1,200,212.02
11.United States CeiceDavis McClellan$1,167,505.47
12.Argentina k1nGThiago Lapp$1,119,300.00
13.United States ElevateHayden Krueger$992,233.20
14.Slovenia TaySonTai Starčič$893,787.00
15.France SkiteClément Danglot$868,164.02
16.Netherlands Mitr0Dmitri Van de Vrie$805,274.81
17.United States ArkhramDiego Lima$778,341.68
18.Denmark Th0masHDThomas Høxbro Davidsen$738,565.00
19.Sweden CrueTheo Ferrer$721,350.00
20.Sweden ChapixMoussa Faour$703,453.34
21.United Kingdom MongraalKyle Jackson$695,604.23
22.United Kingdom HenHenrik Mclean$676,063.34
23.Serbia QueasyAleksa Cvetkovic$668,890.00
24.Poland KamiMichał Kamiński$664,150.30
25.Germany JannisZJannis Matwin$663,795.88

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$99,540,383.4468.57%


» Dota 2-$165,301,852.78
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive+$2,942,616.47
» League of Legends+$46,863,929.72
» Apex Legends+$129,738,994.06
» Free Fire+$131,366,511.51
» Call of Duty: Warzone+$134,296,259.88
» H1Z1+$143,098,859.05

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$43,190,778.71
2.United Kingdom United Kingdom$6,860,258.46
3.France France$6,499,781.12
4.Canada Canada$5,493,598.50
5.Brazil Brazil$4,887,652.18
6.Denmark Denmark$4,762,851.47
7.Germany Germany$4,067,140.84
8.Sweden Sweden$3,764,353.48
9.Austria Austria$3,178,614.34
10.Poland Poland$3,137,623.87