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Fortnite has established itself as one of the biggest games of the year and its competitive nature has drawn a lot of competitive players.

International tournaments and competitions have started to become a common occurrence with Epic Games hosting a number of their own including the Summer Skirmish event.

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Different tournaments offer varying amounts of prize money but the game has quickly attracted big figures for winners of the biggest tournaments.

Many of Fortnites big-name players earn a lot of their money by streaming their gameplay each week, as well as from sponsorships and other sources of revenue.

Ninja (Tyler Blevins) doesnt compete in many of the major tournaments but is considered to be one of the highest-earning Fortnite players thanks to his popular Twitch streams.

Those who do decide to compete in tournaments have the potential to earn a lot of money by getting themselves that important Victory Royale at a competitive level.

(Epic Games)

According to e-Sports Earnings Timothy Miller, known online as Bizzle is the highest earner when it comes to tournament winnings.

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His estimated earnings is around $322k and he is followed by Jake Brumleve (POACH) on $317k and Austin Etue (Morgausse) on $250k.

Bizzle won most of his money during the Fortnite Summer Skirmish competition that took place earlier this year which had a prize money pool totalling $8m over 8 weeks.

Nine Americans currently make up the top ten Fortnite players when it comes to tournament winnings with Dmitri Van de Vrie (Mitr0) from the Netherlands in ninth place.

It is estimated that just over £11 million has been given away so far in competitive Fortnite tournaments with Epic Games Summer Skirmish and Fall Skirmish making up the majority of the money.

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