With two weeks of the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers in the books, a lot of competitive Fortnite players are eyeing a big payday.

The Fortnite World Cup will offer $30 million in prizes, and that is not including the qualifiers which add on another $10 million more over all the different weeks.

The solo finals winner will take home an absurd $3 million outright. That prize will immediately catapult them to the top of the list of the highest earning Fortnite players.

In fact, it would immediately place them in the top ten across all esports titles, even if the winner had never won another dollar in a competitive event.

But the finals are still a few months away and the qualifiers, while not chump change, aren’t going to cause big changes in the leaderboard.

So here are the top 20 highest earning Fortnite players as of April 22nd, 2019.

BizzleGhost Gaming$508,650
2ndTfueFaZe Clan$492,600
3rdCloakFaZe Clan$417,875
4thNateHillFaZe Clan$341,825
5thPOACHTeam Liquid$322,600
6th72hrsTeam Liquid$313,200
7thMitr0Team Atlantis$284,773
8thVividTeam Liquid$283,375
10thChapTeam Liquid$239,825
12thDmoGhost Gaming$228,275
13thSafGhost Gaming$220,875
16thFunkBombFaZe Clan$179,450
17thTendonsForward Gaming$172,200
18thTeeqzyPrism Gang$171,000
20thKamoGhost Gaming$164,239

All those statistics are provided by EsportsEarnings, a great site to play around with to see where the prize money in esports comes from.

Breaking down the leaderboard by organization, we have FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, and Ghost Gaming who all have four players each. TSM has two, and the other six players are all on separate organizations.

Previous competitive Fortnite events were mostly invite-only which favored big names and organizations.

With the World Cup being purely open to whoever qualifies, we could see smaller esports organizations or unsigned players creep their way up these lists.

If a player is currently unsigned and has qualified for the World Cup, they better protect themselves when signing that contract.

We will update this article after July, to see just how much the World Cup changes these rankings.

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Mitch is a writer who used to be a sports broadcaster. When not playing or writing about Fortnite he also plays too much Rocket League and Hearthstone. You can see more of Mitch's work by following his Twitter @Mitch_Reames. Feel free to pitch stories you want to see him cover by tweeting at him or sending him a DM.



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