Fortnite Esports

Fortnite


Release Date:
2017
Prize Money Awarded:
$90,037,277.34 From 564 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, and is a direct competitor to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG). Epic Games announced that they will be providing $100 million for Fortnite esports tournament prize pools in the first year of competitive play, and the Fortnite World Cup will be coming in 2019.



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.» Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series - Week 6 - Grand Finals$1,942,500.00
6.» Fortnite Champion Series - Season X - EU - Finals$1,680,000.00
7.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 8$1,676,250.00
8.» Fortnite Champion Series - Season X - NAE - Finals$1,050,000.00
9.» TwitchCon 2019 - Fortnite - Finals$1,002,000.00
10.» Fortnite Champion Series - Chapter 2 - Season 1 - Grand Finals: Europe$919,200.00
11.» Fortnite World Cup 2019 - Week 10 - Europe$800,000.00
12.» Fortnite World Cup 2019 - Week 9 - Europe$800,000.00
13.» Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series - Week 6 - Stream-Vitational$730,000.00
14.» FNCS Invitational - Grand Finals: Europe$600,000.00
15.» Fortnite World Cup 2019 - Week 10 - NA East$600,000.00
16.» Fortnite World Cup 2019 - Week 9 - NA East$600,000.00
17.» Fortnite Champion Series - Chapter 2 - Season 1 - Grand Finals: NA East$574,500.00
18.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 2 EU$540,000.00
19.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 2 NA$530,000.00
20.» Fortnite Champion Series - Chapter 2 - Season 2 - Grand Finals: Europe$524,000.00
21.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 4 EU$500,000.00
22.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 4 NA$500,000.00
23.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 5 EU$500,000.00
24.» Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series - Week 5 NA$500,000.00
25.» Fortnite Winter Royale Series 2018 (EU)$500,000.00


Top Players


 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States BughaKyle Giersdorf$3,069,883.34
2.Austria AquaDavid Wang$1,890,841.23
3.United States psalmHarrison Chang$1,870,138.80
4.Norway NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,527,225.69
5.United States EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,327,791.54
6.United Kingdom WolfiezJaden Ashman$1,306,026.67
7.Netherlands RojoDave Jong$1,203,873.33
8.Hong Kong KreoNate Kou$1,175,550.00
9.Canada ZaytWilliams Aubin$1,117,441.53
10.United States CeiceDavis McClellan$1,099,888.80
11.United States SafRocco Morales$1,061,497.13
12.Argentina kinGThiago Lapp$1,006,150.00
13.Canada ElevateThomas Krueger$986,758.20
14.France SkiteClément Danglot$834,994.02
15.Netherlands Mitr0Dmitri Van de Vrie$711,599.81
16.Sweden CrueTheo Ferrer$703,850.00
17.United States BizzleTimothy Miller$623,166.66
18.United Kingdom MongraalKyle Jackson$603,454.23
19.United States TfueTurner Tenney$588,775.00
20.United States ArkhramDiego Lima$576,466.67
21.United States ZexRowAnthony Colandro$489,008.06
22.Austria stompyKlaus Konstanzer$482,771.94
23.United States FalconerBrendan Falconer$476,200.00
24.France NayteNathan Berquignol$460,912.23
25.United Kingdom BenjyFishyBenjy David Fish$449,594.59


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$48,079,678.4653.40%
Offline/LAN$41,957,598.8846.60%

Comparisons


» Dota 2-$135,155,254.12
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$8,288,214.18
» League of Legends+$14,465,806.54
» PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS+$67,500,698.77
» H1Z1+$87,970,155.34

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$31,015,588.12
2.Canada Canada$4,378,590.07
3.France France$4,231,494.05
4.United Kingdom United Kingdom$3,835,702.00
5.Austria Austria$2,741,387.34
6.Sweden Sweden$2,576,063.19
7.Netherlands Netherlands$2,413,633.95
8.Norway Norway$2,363,164.48
9.Germany Germany$1,983,924.63
10.Denmark Denmark$1,610,894.80