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Here's How Much Money Some People Are Earning By Playing 'Fortnite'

Here's How Much Money Some People Are Earning By Playing 'Fortnite'

As you've probably worked out by now, if you're actually any good at it, video gaming can be a lucrative business.

That's not just if you're a designer or a developer, either. If you're really good at playing the games, then you can make a wheelbarrow full of cash beating other players.

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Now, a website helpfully called eSports Earnings has outlined exactly how much the top players earn, and let me tell you, it's pretty depressing for the rest of us.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Yes, after being told for years that they're wasting their lives sitting around playing games and that they'll never make an honest living out of it, you'd have to expect that some of them are feeling pretty smug right now as they watch the cash roll in.

For example, if you're a top Fortnite player, you could be earning as much as $322,275 (£243,800). Bloody hell.

Those figures are the actual earnings of a gamer called Bizzle. He represents the Ghost Gaming team and is obviously very good at the multiplayer battle royale game.

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The website published the earnings of all of the world's top Fortnite players, and even the guy who sits in twentieth place, called Nickmercs, has made a cool $92,275 (£69,800).

Credit: eSports Earnings
Credit: eSports Earnings

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Oh, and this list doesn't include some of the biggest earners in the game. This is just the ones who make the most appearances in competitions.

More popular gamers and streamers such as Ninja, Timthetatman, and Dr. Lupo aren't actually on the list. That's simply because they don't take part in as many professional tournaments as those who did make the chart.

Ninja is by far and away the biggest Fortnite player in the world, as well as being one of the world's biggest game streamers and online personalities. He even played rapper Drake at Fortnite not that long ago.

However, he has also spoken about why he doesn't play in that many pro tournaments, preferring to focus on his family and his streaming.

Ninja - whose real name is Tyler Blevins - said: "I put out way too much content to focus on competitive gaming,"

He went on to say that his schedule already has him away from his home and his wife for large amounts of time, so pro gaming would just increase that amount.

Ninja. Credit: PA
Ninja. Credit: PA

Well, if the money from his streaming ever dries up, which it probably won't at the rate things are going, he could always dedicate the extra time.

This kind of money isn't to be sniffed at.

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Topics: fortnite, Drake, Ninja, Entertainment, Esports, Money, Twitch, Streaming

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]