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How Much Money Do Pro Fortnite Players Make?

Getting paid to professionally play video games... that sounds like the dream, doesn't it? And of course, people are dying to know what Fortnite pros make, as its one of the most popular games out there right now. So how much cash could you bank should you go pro? How much money do pro Fortnite players make?


The really good players make a lot, as it turns out.

We looked to EsportsEarnings.com to provide us with some numbers, and discovered that the top ten Fortnite professionals have grossed at least a million dollars each playing the game. Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf sits at the top of the list with over $3 million earned, thanks to his Fortnite World Cup Solo win. And Harrison "psalm" Chang isn't far behind with at nearly $2 million, which can also be credited to the Fortnite World Cup.

Make your way down to #10 on the list, and you'll find Williams "Zayt" Aubin, who's earned just over a million dollars. And if you go as far as the list will take you — down to the 500th spot — you'll find Cimbek, who's made $15,000 playing Fortnite professionally. All of Cimbek's earnings came from having their club place first in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series, which won the group a total of $1.5 million. Unfortunately for Cimbek, that prize money had to be split up between dozens and dozens of players.


The amount of money you'll make as a Fortnite professional really comes down to how well you can place in tournaments and what those tournaments are paying. As Bugha demonstrated, winning a major tournament can put a few million dollars in your pocket right away. If you play in smaller events like Cimbek, however, you'll need to play a lot and win consistently to earn a living playing Fortnite as a pro.

And now you know how much money pro Fortnite players make. We'd advise you not to quit your day job just yet, though; Fortnite's competitive scene is tough.