Fortnite Esports


Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$135,967,516.05 From 818 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$3,418,995.05
2.Austria AquaDavid Wang$2,161,424.23
3.United States psalmHarrison Chang$1,873,538.80
4.United States EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,688,667.32
5.Norway NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,538,395.69
6.United Kingdom WolfiezJaden Ashman$1,349,828.07
7.United States KreoNate Kou$1,233,809.74
8.Netherlands RojoDave Jong$1,214,643.33
9.Canada ZaytWilliams Aubin$1,201,206.42
10.United States SafRocco Morales$1,196,712.02
11.United States CeiceDavis McClellan$1,164,155.47
12.Argentina k1nGThiago Lapp$1,109,750.00
13.United States ElevateHayden Krueger$992,233.20
14.Slovenia TaySonTai Starčič$881,753.66
15.France SkiteClément Danglot$865,264.02
16.Netherlands Mitr0Dmitri Van de Vrie$804,024.81
17.United States ArkhramDiego Lima$774,416.68
18.Sweden CrueTheo Ferrer$719,450.00
19.United Kingdom MongraalKyle Jackson$691,204.23
20.Sweden ChapixMoussa Faour$683,420.00
21.Denmark Th0masHDThomas Davidsen$670,065.00
22.United States BizzleTimothy Miller$646,476.39
23.Germany JannisZJannis Matwin$641,037.54
24.Lithuania HenHenrik Mclean$638,780.00
25.Austria stompyKlaus Konstanzer$611,921.94

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$91,763,978.4467.49%


» Dota 2-$153,699,632.44
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$2,419,696.64
» League of Legends+$42,523,876.12
» Apex Legends+$123,274,905.35
» Free Fire+$124,508,341.73
» Call of Duty: Warzone+$126,532,984.12
» H1Z1+$133,900,394.05

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$41,968,265.38
2.France France$6,209,137.78
3.United Kingdom United Kingdom$5,870,285.12
4.Canada Canada$5,002,720.16
5.Denmark Denmark$4,461,979.80
6.Brazil Brazil$4,387,427.18
7.Germany Germany$3,789,257.49
8.Sweden Sweden$3,589,870.14
9.Austria Austria$3,161,664.34
10.Netherlands Netherlands$3,026,212.87