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.
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.