Fortnite has already evolved past what it started out as – that is to say, ‘just another’ popular video game. It’s broken records, fascinated millions and entertained just about everyone, whether it’s because they enjoy the game or because they enjoy hating the game.
Of course, we’d rather focus on the positive – that is to say, the best of the best! We’ve compiled a list of the best Fortnite players out there, so if you’re not sure who to watch in the next Fortnite tournament you watch, here are some pretty good options!
1. Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf
Bugha is by far the highest-earning Fortnite player – and while that isn’t the only indication of success, his $3+ millions in Fortnite tournament winnings definitely tells us something. Bugha first ‘really’ appeared in the Fortnite World Cup 2019. From the very beginning, he dominated every competition, round and group he was put into, qualifying and over-qualifying for everything – and eventually walking away with the title. He then continued on as an absolute top force in the NA region – one of the best Fortnite players ever.
2. Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton
Also, one of the top-earners in the Fortnite esport, EpikWhale joined up with NRG NA. While he didn’t win his debut world cup, he came in third in Solo, and 12th as a Duo. During the FNCS tournaments, he also did well and was part of the team that finished 4th – while he has fewer flashy wins than Bugha, he is one of the top players in the world, having earned more than $1.5 million in his career so far.
3. Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish
Also signed with NRG, Benjyfishy is one of the biggest names in competitive Fortnite play. He’s been playing Duos with MrSavage since the beginning of 2019, where his high placements drew quite a bit of attention. He’s one of the few European players that are really at the top of the Fortnite esports world. He’s earned several hundreds of thousands to his name already and remains a top force.
4. Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson
When Mongraal started playing the game in 2018, he was only 13 years old – he was one of the players that benefited from a rule change Epic made in order to allow younger players into their tournaments. Had they not, then Mongraal wouldn’t have been able to win like he did. He won first place in the European Luxe Cup with partner mitr0, and relatively easily won himself a spot in the World Cup, where he finished sixth. He also signed onto FaZe Clan, Mongraal is one of the best Fortnite players from Europe.
One of the few players not to make his identity public (quite a feat in this day and age), Arkhram is one of the top players in the Fortnite scene. He signed with 100Thieves and is one of very few players to qualify not once but twice for the Fortnite World Cup. He got 4 top 10 finishes in the qualifying period of the Cup, including two wins in the Solo and Duo qualifiers. He’s another very young player who has already made hundreds of thousands in tournament winnings – good job, mystery man!
6. Danny “Dubs” Walsh
Dubs and his Duo partner Megga successfully qualified for the World Cup and managed to come in 7th – no small feat. While they didn’t win any of their games, they managed to get 16 kills and 4 top 15 finishes, all with very little history of playing the game before. Dubs eventually moved to Solo and after a slow start managed to place win the top 3 pretty reliably, leading to a 15th finish in the World Cup Duo competition. He’s won over $300k in his short career.
7. Williams “Zayt” Aubin
Zayt has always been a top name in the Fortnite world. The NRG player managed to win the Katowice Royale 2019, as well as the NA West Scallywag Cup. He has played Duos with Saf for some time and is also one of the players to double qualify for the 2019 World Cup. As Duos, Zayt ranked 4th. As far as Fortnite betting goes, Zayt and his Duo Saf were some of the safest esports odds in the whole Fortnite competitive scene!
8. Rocco “Saf” Morales
The other half of Zayt’s Duo, Saf is another top player. He placed first in Summer Skirmish 2018, Secret Skirmish 2019, Katowice Royale 2019 and NA West Scallywag Cup. That’s quite impressive – in fact, Saf’s entire career so far has been incredibly impressive. He and Zayt form one of the best Duos on the planet, and they walked away from the 4th place World Cup win with more than $1.5 million in winnings.
9. David “Aqua” Wang
Aqua is one of only very few esports pros from Austria – nevertheless he hit the world stage hard when he qualified for the World Cup with his Duo partner Nyhrox. He also qualified Solo and managed to come out as the top dog. His Duo won the overall competition and received $3 million in prize money. He played less well in the Solo competition but still managed to add a cool $50k to his winnings.
10. Noam “Megga” Ackenine
Megga is another FaZe clan member, and Dubs Duo partner. The two of them managed to land second place in the Scallywag Cup as well as a third-place finish in the NA East World Cup Warmup. He is another one of the few dual qualified World Cup players – and while his Solo competition didn’t necessarily go too well, he and Dubs did very well in the Duos section.
11. Turner “Tfue” Tenney
Tfue is one of the best-known names in Fortnite – while he’s hardly the top player he is the top Fortnite streamer associated with the game… and of course, he’s also really skilled! He joined FaZe Clan in 2018 but eventually fell out with them – not that that stopped him from playing incredibly well. He’s won hundreds of thousands in tournament winnings, not to mention the millions he’s made streaming – Tfue definitely deserves a spot on this list.
12. Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen
MrSavage is the Duo partner of Benjyfishy – and like Benjyfishy, he’s an incredibly talented European Fortnite player. MrSavage qualified for both Duos and Solos and managed to come in 14th overall. In the Solo mode, MrSavage came in 29th. While he’s a talented player on his own, MrSavage definitely shines most when playing Duos.
13. Thiago “K1ng” Lapp
This Argentinian Fortnite player was one of the biggest success stories of the Fortnite World Cup. Although only 13 at the time, K1ng managed to beat just about everyone he came up against. He proved himself to be one of the most talented players in the LATAM region, and qualified extremely high, with plenty of top score finishes, and top ten placements. While he competed in both Duo and Solo, he did much better in Solo, and came in 5th overall, with an amazing 21 kills.
14. Dmitri “Mitr0” Van de Vrie
Mitr0 is a well-known name in the Fortnite competitive scene. He’s played Duos alongside players like Magin, Svennoss, Mongraal and K1nzell. Of these, Mongraal was by far his most successful Duo partner – they qualified for the World Cup together, ultimately finishing it in sixth place. Mitr0 and his teammate were particularly effective killing machines, getting some of the highest kill scores in the tournament.
15. Timothy “Bizzle” Miller
Bizzle has been playing Fortnite for quite some time – and he’s been consistently fantastic at it. He’s placed second more often than first, but he’s done so quite frequently, in both Duos and Solos. He’s won the Solo tournament at the Secret Skirmish 2019. At the World Cup, Bizzle qualified as a Solo player. Throughout his career, he has earned well over half a million USD.
16. Klaus “Stompy” Konstanzer
Stompy has had some pretty impressive moments in the early Fortnite esports scene – including the European Gauntlet, Scallywag Cup, Blackheart Cup and Luxe Cup. He placed in the top ten in all of them. The worst placement Stompy had in the World Cup qualifications was 11th – in other words, an incredibly consistent performance.
17. Davis “Ceice” McClellan
Ceice is a 100Thieves player who successfully double-qualified for the World Cup. He’s seen victories against some of the top players out there, and also managed to come in first in the week 6 qualifier, together with team member Elevate. They placed consistently, and ultimately managed to take third place in the Duo World Cup competition.
18. River “Riversan” Handley
Riversan is signed with Team Liquid, and he’s got some of the coolest achievements in all of Fortnite’s history. He won both the Duo and Solo competitions in the NA West Gauntlet competition – that’s back to back wins in just one day. He also did well in the Scallywag and Blackheart Cups and qualified for the Solo World Cup competition, where he came in 9th overall, with several good placements.
19. Theo “Crue” Ferrer
Swedish Crue pulled off an incredible performance in the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers. He double-qualified, and managed to mostly fly under the radar until he and his Duo partner ended up placing 22nd. In Solos, he had several games with 0 kills, but still landed in 6th place thanks to an incredible Victory Royale in his last match. He went home with $650k in winnings!
20. Nick “Aspect” McGuire
Aspect plays for the Sentinels, alongside players like Carose, Bugha, and Animal. He’s had some impressively high scores in his career, winning a Fall Skirmish, for example. He’s also played in the Katowice Royale 2019, in both the Duo and Solo competitions. In Solo, he ranked seventh – And when it came to the World Cup, he really struggled, though he did successfully qualify for it.