Fortnite pros generate sizable amounts of money through their various content creation strategies. Factor in winnings from a tournament and that equates to a sizable chunk of money. Players as young as 13 years of age make thousands of dollars by streaming, winning tournament prize pools, or through stream earnings. While it’s ultimately the tournament earnings that stand out from the rest, it’s an interesting thing to see how much a game like Fortnite can generate for its players.
Breaking down the earnings
The service Fortnite Tracker has gone through all the effort of breaking donw the earnings of pro Fortnite players. These figures are based on an hourly rate and show some very interesting results. The results only include time spent in game or during matchmaking, not how much time is spent in a lobby. Fortnite Tracker divided their online earnings with the number of hours played by that player. The figures presented here do not include earnings from LAN tournaments like Dreamhack or the World Cup.
Here are hourly earnings of some of the top Fortnite pros:
- Anthony ‘ZexRow’ Colandro – $248.70/hr
- Dmitri ‘Mitr0’ Van de Vrie – $188.36/hr
- Jonathan ‘yung calculator’ Weber – $180.88/hr
- Dominick ‘UnknownxArmy1x’ Green – $138.21/hr
- Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales – $120.77/hr
- Evan ‘cented’ Barron – $97.79/hr
- Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf – $94.93/hr ($3,846.07/hr including World Cup)
- Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo – $62.11/hr
It came as surprising that famous streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins did not make as much as the pros mentioned above. Still, players like Bugha and Chap make a pretty significant amount of money from simply playing a video game like Fortnite. Some streamers would make even more if one factored in revenue from YouTube as well. But whatever the case, these streamers are making bank just creating content for people to watch. And that’s typically how it goes for entertainers.