As 2019 winds to a close, let’s take a look at the Fortnite superlatives of the year, featuring names like SypherPK, NickMercs, Ninja, 72hrs, and many more.
Fortnite has come a long way in 2019. We went from planes to ballers to the Mech and beyond, to a brand-new map and a simplified loot pool.
Let’s take a look at some of the streamers and pro players that showed-out this year. Here are the 2019 Fortnite Intel superlatives. We hope you enjoy.
Cranker of the Year: BenjyFishy
BrnjyFishy is one of the best Fortnite players in the world. Many argue that he’s the best in the EU region and he can probably go toe-to-toe with any pro out there.
2019 has been the year of the Fish. We saw Benjy rise from relative anonymity to become one of the top Fortnite players out there. He repeatedly places highly in tournaments and seems to have all of the mechanics that make an excellent Fortnite player.
When it’s all said and done, BenjyFishy will go down as one of the best Fortnite players of all time, and 2019 was his coming-out year.
Most Innovative: 72hrs
72hrs has to be one of the most innovative Fortnite players on the planet. You routinely see him use unorthodox tactics that seem like a joke but end up working. Just this weekend we saw him rocket ride to rotate in the Winter Royale. Who does that?
- Read More: Bugha dominates with Fortnite aim assist
There are countless clips of 72hrs breaking the mold in 2019, but the “I’m trying somesing” clip takes the cake. He used the Junk Rift to go on a killing spree (RIP Tfue) during a pro scrim.
Best Rager: Mongraal
There were a lot of contenders for ‘Rager of the Year,’ but Mongraal has to take it home for 2019. He’s out here swearing and smashing like a cracked, British Dellor.
Mongraal is one of the best players in the world, but he’s number-one when it comes to raging. Keep that blood pressure high, Mongraal. We love it.
Biggest Hater: Dr. Disrespect
Dr. Disrespect has to be one of the most prolific Fortnite haters on the internet. He hates Fortnite and uninstalls the game every chance he gets.
It seems like there’s a gun to his head every time the two-time loads up Fortnite. He hates the bloom, the building, the events – everything. The Doc hates Fortnite with such vitriol but keeps coming back because he knows how popular it is. He’ll be the first one to pop a bottle of champaign when Fortnite finally dies.
Best Clip Channel: Grumbae
There are a ton of Fortnite clip channels out there. All of these channels are dedicated to compiling and repurposing streaming content for their viewers.
- Read More: Epic Games offering 12 days of free games
These channels have a purpose and can make a huge difference for a creator who’s just starting. SypherPK, for instance, credits some of his success to his ability to get on these channels with his early trap tower clips.
Very few channels take the time to masterfully edit and recreate these clips. Grumbae is one of the only Fortnite channels that truly create new content out of what the streamers provide. They had a huge year in 2019 and deserve the recognition they get from the Fortnite community.
Most Likely to Succeed: UnknownxArmy1x
UnkownxArmy is one of the up-and-coming stars of 2019. He was the first – and one of the only – controller players to qualify for the World Cup Solo competition. After that, he went on a W-key rampage during the Cash Cups – even placing fifth in NA-East on mouse and keyboard.
Most recently, Unknown and his patched-together squad won the NA-East FNCS. We’re watching Unknown’s come-up in 2019. The sky’s the limit for this young L2 God.
Best Hair: SypherPK
SypherPK is first-team all-hair when it comes to Fortnite players. No one comes close to Sypher when it comes to styling, hold, volume, and hair-beard combo.
It’s going to take some serious hairstyling to dethrone SypherPK next year. This man has a hairline that most of us only dream about.
Class Clown: NickMercs
NickMercs is one of the funniest streamers in the Fortnite community and he has the skills to back it up. He’s constantly making jokes and trolling his friends to get laughs from his viewers – hilariously nicknaming Reverse2k ‘Ninja’s friend’ when Fortnite released the capabilities.
Nick remains one of the biggest Fortnite streamers on Twitch, and there’s a clear reason for that. He’s entertaining, skilled, and relatable to a massive group of viewers.
Most Improved: Ninja
In 2018, Ninja was the biggest Fortnite celebrity on the planet. Along the way, though, he lost the ‘best player’ moniker he had during the early days. Ninja wasn’t competing with the top players in the game anymore – focusing more on streaming and growing his brand.
- Read More: Fortnite exploit gives you unlimited Snowmen
Over the course of 2019, however, Ninja rededicated himself to competitive Fortnite. His competitive spirit took over as nearly qualified for the World Cup. He capped off the year by finishing 8th with his team in the FNCS finals.
Ninja is clearly driven by more than popularity and success. Yes, he wants to grow his brand, but he also wants to be one of the best at any game he plays. His dedication to competitive Fortnite in 2019 showed that.
Cutest Couple: Brookeab and Symfuhny
Symfuhny and Brooke have become Fortnite’s first couple. We saw their entire courtship unfold on-stream, from when they met to when they announced that they were an item.
- Read More: New Fortnite glitch gives you a larger FoV
We can only hope for many more laugh-filled streams with the 2019 Fortnite power couple. Let’s see a repeat for 2020.
Best Leaker: Lucas7Yoshi
We at FortniteIntel get a lot of traffic from the hard work of data miners like Lucas7Yoshi, Hypex, FortTory, ShiinaBR, FireMonkey and others. They’re a massive part of the Fortnite news cycle, so it’s only right that we give them their time to shine.
Why did Lucas7Yoshi get the Best Leaker 2019 award? Simple: he leaked the Fortnite Chapter 2 map and stuck to his guns when everyone called it fake. He had the POIs and the map before we saw any other leaks about Chapter 2 and wasn’t too scared to send it out to the world.
Best Clutch: Tfue vs. Bizzle, Dubs, and Bugha
I had to create a category for my favorite clip of 2019. Bugha, Dubs, and Bizzle thought it would be a good idea to 50/50 Tfue in a pro scrimmage over the Summer. Bugha was fresh off of his World Cup win and the rest of the squad was comprised of rising talent as well.
You saw what happened. Tfue destroyed all three of them and hurled a barrage of profanities once he was finished. My favorite part of the clip is when Tfue subtly says “dogs***” before smacking Dubs out of the air. Let the Curb theme play on repeat.