Fortnite Esports


Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$149,643,742.13 From 1164 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.MrBeast's Extreme Survival Challenge$1,000,000.00

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States BughaKyle Giersdorf$3,486,995.05
2.Austria AquaDavid Wang$2,172,224.23
3.United States psalmHarrison Chang$1,874,588.80
4.United States EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,709,558.99
5.Denmark AnasAnas El-Abd$1,543,705.00
6.Norway NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,541,195.69
7.United Kingdom WolfiezJaden Ashman$1,354,228.07
8.United States KreoNate Kou$1,239,359.74
9.Netherlands RojoDave Jong$1,215,143.33
10.Canada ZaytWilliams Aubin$1,206,706.42
11.United States SafRocco Morales$1,206,237.02
12.United States CeiceDavis McClellan$1,171,565.47
13.Argentina k1nGThiago Bautista Lapp$1,119,900.00
14.United States ElevateHayden Krueger$992,233.20
15.Slovenia TaySonTai Starčič$909,579.00
16.France SkiteClément Danglot$868,564.02
17.Netherlands Mitr0Dmitri Van de Vrie$816,474.81
18.United States ArkhramDiego Lima$780,978.35
19.Denmark Th0masHDThomas Høxbro Davidsen$772,020.00
20.Sweden ChapixMoussa Faour$725,108.34
21.Sweden CrueTheo Ferrer$721,350.00
22.United Kingdom MongraalKyle Jackson$704,304.23
23.United Kingdom HenHenrik Mclean$699,623.34
24.Serbia QueasyAleksa Cvetkovic$693,470.00
25.Germany JannisZJannis Matwin$692,065.88

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$103,802,963.4469.37%


» Dota 2-$162,645,290.02
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive+$3,705,172.68
» League of Legends+$50,862,547.62
» Apex Legends+$131,936,029.12
» Free Fire+$135,071,709.20
» Call of Duty: Warzone+$138,774,020.96
» H1Z1+$147,576,620.13

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$43,675,537.05
2.United Kingdom United Kingdom$6,971,959.36
3.France France$6,629,364.62
4.Denmark Denmark$5,883,401.47
5.Canada Canada$5,619,340.17
6.Brazil Brazil$4,923,602.18
7.Germany Germany$4,223,344.24
8.Sweden Sweden$3,843,458.48
9.Poland Poland$3,217,878.87
10.Austria Austria$3,192,462.15