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It was recently announced that Fortnite now has over 350 million registered players worldwide which makes it one of the biggest games of all time. In fact, in April alone, the game has been played for more than 3.2 billion times. Both Fortnite Save The World and Fortnite Battle Royale achieved tremendous success in their own respective fields. Knowing that the game itself is just less than 3 years since its first launch, the success of the franchise is pretty overwhelming. The Fortnite community is rapidly growing over time and many top gamers worldwide are also embracing the undeniable hype. Today, we are listing down five of the most popular Fortnite Players worldwide. How much do they earn from live-streaming their game? How much impact do they make in the Fortnite community?
Richard Tyler Blevins Jr aka Ninja
This list will never be completed without Ninja on it. Richard Tyle Blevins Jr or more popularly known as Ninja is possibly one of the streamers that helped Fortnite reach the mainstream. Prior to his Fortnite fame, Ninja has been participating in various esports events especially with Halo 3, H1Z1, and even PUBG where he won the PUBG Gamescom Invitational Squad in August of 2017. Shortly after his success with PUBG, Blevins started streaming the newly-released Fortnite Battle Royale where his popularity reached a new milestone. His Twitch channel alone has reached more than 14 million followers that made him the most-followed Twitch streamer of all time.
Blevins’ Youtube channel has more than 22 million followers. Last year, Twitch signed a two-year contract with Overwatch League to stream his matches for 70 million dollars which makes it the largest contract in esports history. After leaving Twitch and moving to Mixer, Ninja’s net worth seemingly increased dramatically. According to reports, Ninja managed to earn £10,000,000 in 2018 alone. Today, Ninja’s net worth is a jaw-dropping 10 million dollars. 70 % of these came from his well-followed live streams while the rest are from various sponsorship deals with different well-known brands. To pay tribute to his major contribution in Fortnite, Epic Games recently launched a special Ninja skin, marking him the first-ever streamer to get a virtual counterpart and placed it in-game for millions of fans to wear. Ninja is indeed one of the best Fortnite players everyone should follow. Not to mention his notable charitable works.
Turner Ellis Tenny aka Tfue
Tfue is regarded as one of the best players on Fortnite history after winning a series of major Fortnite-related tournaments. Although he went through a lot of controversies that resulted in him being banned in major streaming service providers, it is undeniable that Tfue is one of the most skillful Fortnite players of all time. Just like Ninja, Tfue’s streaming platform is Twitch. He currently has 8.5 million followers that marked him the second-most followed Twitch streamer. In the second quarter of 2019, Tfue managed to surpass Ninja in terms of the number of hours that his streaming channel is viewed.
According to reports, Tfue’s videos have been watched 1.3 billion times and he has won more than $600,000 in prizes. Major game publishing companies and brands even offered him six-figure paychecks to show off their titles. His net worth is reportedly at an estimated amount of 5 million dollars.
Ali Kabbani aka Myth
Just like the aforementioned Fortnite players, Myth found success from playing and streaming Fortnite. Interestingly, he has a great reputation and is known to be one of the best builders in the community. He is designated as the captain of the Fortnite team for Team SoloMid or simply TSM. Today, Myth currently has 4 million subscribers with 210 million video views on his ‘Myth’ YouTube channel and has 4 million followers and 35 million views on his ‘TSM_Myth’ Twitch account. He currently ranked as the fourth most followed Twitch streamer and 3rd among dedicated Fortnite Players in Twitch.
Myth came from a very humble beginning before becoming one of the best Fortnite players. By the time Fortnite was initially released, Myth only has 800 Youtube Subscribers. Today, Myth has over 5.5 million followers on the platform and has accumulated over 110 million views so far. According to Naibuzz, Myth currently has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
Brett Hoffman aka Dakotaz
Dakotaz is known to be one of the most skillful Fortnite Players to ever hit the battle zone. He is probably known for his excellent sniping skills which he is often able to win solo matches. Like most of the Fortnite players on this list, Dakotaz also started playing Fortnite by the time the game was launched and his streaming skyrocketed him to fame. His streaming career started out on Twitch in January 2013 and has been growing steadily ever since. Today, his YouTube channel has over 2.5 million subscribers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 300 million views so far.
His Twitch account, on the other hand, has over 4.4 million followers and ranked as 11th most followed Twitch streamer of all time. According to Naibuzz, Dakotaz has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
Benjamin Lupo aka DrLupo
Like most of the Fortnite Players on this list, DrLupo started his streaming career with a humble beginning. Benjamin or DrLupo is known best as a member of the streamer group consisting of Ninja and Timthetatman, as well as others. Prior to his Fortnite fame, DrLupo started as a Destiny streamer in 2014. When battle royale games eventually took the mainstream, he started playing H1Z1 and eventually moved to PUBG. When Fortnite was first released in 2017, DrLupo started streaming his game that skyrocketed his popularity and has become one of the best Fortnite players in the community.
The figures may not be as overwhelming as the other Fortnite players on the list but still has a solid fanbase. His YouTube account has more than 1.6 million followers and has accumulated more than 100 million views. DrLupo’s Twitch account, on the other hand, has more than 4 million followers. According to Naibuzz, his estimated net worth is at 3 million dollars.
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