Fortnite as an esport is still in its infancy. The game has been out for a little over a year but has already become one of the biggest games in the world. What’s more, the highest paid Fortnite players are quickly catching up to other esports, such as the highest paid LoL players.
The top Fortnite streamers, such as Ninja, are likely earning the most from Twitch and YouTube. However, this list covers the Fortnite players with the most tournament earnings with stats from Esportsearnings. Here are the Top 10 Highest Paid Fortnite players in 2018.
Top 10 Highest Paid Fortnite Players in 2018
1. Tfue – $465,425.00
In addition to being a popular Fortnite streamer, FaZe Tfue has earned more than any other Fortnite player from official tournaments. The bulk of his 465k earnings come from his massive earnings of over 300k in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish. However, he’s also grabbed impressive wins in UMG Friday Fortnite and the NerdOut Anything Goes Tournament.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 29, 2018
2. Cloak – $418,650.00
Dennis “Cloak” Lepore is Tfue’s Fortnite Duo’s partner. He’s shared huge victories in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish and Friday Fortnite tournaments. With earnings of over $418k in just one year, expect to see him make even more next year.
3. Bizzle – $402,525.00
Ghost Gaming’s Bizzle has earned over $400,000 in just 12 tournaments. He came 2nd in the Fortnite Summer Skirmish and 4th in the Fall Skirmish, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming the third top Fortnite player in earnings.
— Ghost Gaming (@GhostGaming) November 9, 2018
4. NateHill – $340,825.00
NateHill placed 2nd in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish along with his partner, FunkBomb. The result is impressive considering their previous Fall Skirmish ban for cheating. NateHIll also earned a fair amount of money in the Fortnite Summer Skirmish in addition to many smaller tournaments.
— Nate Hill (@NateHillTV) October 29, 2018
5. Poach – $320,475.00
POACH is the fifth highest-earning Fortnite player this year. The majority of his winnings come from the Fortnite Summer Skirmish, where he placed 1st in Week 5 and 3rd overall.
6. Morgausse – $265,000.00
Morgausse surprised many when he came out of nowhere and became the 1st place champion of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish. He picked up $225k for his Summer Skirmish win and a much more modest $60k in the Fall Skirmish from placing 16th and his club placing 2nd.
— Morgausse (@Morgausse_) October 25, 2018
7. 72hrs – $242,450.00
Thomas “72hrs” Mulligan has made huge earnings from both the Fortnite Summer Skirmish and Fortnite Fall Skirmish. His high placings throughout the weeks saw him earn over $240k, showing just how much Epic are willing to reward top players.
8. Vivid – $232,350.00
Vivid won many weeks in the Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournaments, leading to some massive earnings. The Team Liquid player also made an appearance in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish. Look out for him next year.
9. Chap – $231,950.00
Another player who won big from his impressive showings in the Fall and Summer Skirmish. Chap has teamed up with players such as 72hrs and Thieves in the past to take home high placings in duo events.
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) November 13, 2018
10. Kinstaar – $212,940.28
Kinstaar is the only non-American player to make the top 10. The Swiss player won big in the Summer Skirmish and Fall Skirmish, in addition to winning many European tournaments.