Richest Fortnite Players in the World in 2021

Published 08/06/2021, 8:31 AM EDT


The competitive scene of Fortnite started to emerge following the boom of the battle royale game in 2016. As a result, many players decided to invest time into the game and hone in on their skills so that they could earn a part of the prize pool from tournaments. Over the years, we have seen a host of tournaments. This includes Fortnite Fridays, FNCS cups, and other Twitch tournaments.

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Some players have a knack for finishing in the lucrative spots and here are the highest-earning Fortnite professionals.

 Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf

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Bugha was virtually unknown in the gaming world until the World Cup. However, at the mere age of 16, he burst onto the scene as he took home the $3 million World Cup Winner prize. Since then, Bugha has continued to have success in solo and team competitions alongside Clix and Bizzle.

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 David “Aqua” Wang

Aqua is one of the most consistent Fortnite pros irrespective of the game mode. He too was crowned a champion at the inaugural Fortnite World Cup 2019, but in the duos setting. Aqua consistently competes in tournaments throughout the year. In 2020, the pro earned over $100,000 from his competitive endeavors.

Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen

Tailing his teammate Aqua in terms of high Fortnite tournament earnings is Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen. In addition to his first-place finish at the Fortnite World Cup 2019 with Aqua, Nyhrox signed a lucrative deal in March 2021 with German footballer Mesut Özil’s E-sports organization named M10 Esports.

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 Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman

The youngest name on this list, Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman also rose to the occasion at the Fortnite World Cup 2019 finishing 2nd in the duos competition. The British pro is currently only 17 years old and is said to have amassed well over $1,000,000 from in-game earnings alone.

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In addition to professionals, streamers of the game have also been able to acquire huge fanbases and amounts of wealth. This just goes to show how powerful a game like Fortnite really is. Which pros do you think will be on this list in 2022? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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