The Massive Payouts Received by Fortnite Pros Revealed in the Behemoth Twitch Leak Is Quite Staggering

Published 10/06/2021, 1:05 PM EDT


Fortnite is indeed one of the biggest eSports titles that have produced million-dollar paydays. Professional players like Bugha, Psalm, Nyhrox, Aqua, and made millions from just one tournament.

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This has turned it into one of the biggest eSports titles of the modern era, attracting thousands of viewers each day on Twitch. It is indeed a significant source for professional players to generate more revenue in the off-season while they practice for the next major event.

Recent leaks from Reddit u/Individual-Mall-7201 have brought forward the speculated figures that some of your favorite streamers might be making.

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LEAKED twitch payouts from august 2019 to now ( cli, bugha,benjy.mongraal) from FortniteCompetitive

Professional Fortnite players are making serious money on Twitch

These reports are not official findings and do not carry any weight. The official figures could be a lot higher or lower than estimated. Reddit users on the thread also speculated about each player’s earnings. FaZe Mongraal enjoys a massive fan following, and he is regarded as one of the best players in the scene. His earnings in the leaked figures chart seem unsurprising, but him being bested by an NA streamer, Benjfishy seems just right as well.

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Fortnite is indeed a global game, but it has a significantly larger fanbase in the NA region. It is why streamers from that region earn more revenue, all thanks to the massive fanbase. This also sheds light on the numerous ways streamers can earn money aside from just playing tournaments. The competitive nature of such titles does not guarantee income, as each tournament can produce varying results.

However, the highest level of competition indeed serves as the biggest marketing platform for these players. Any powerful play or remarkable performance can launch them into superstardom. This directly translates into earning more fans, sponsors and attracting more eyes to the players.

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This is the biggest reason why every professional player is also a streamer. These things go hand in hand, and they involved people make a decent amount of money from these sources.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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