Since 2018, Fortnite has hosted a plethora of competitive tournaments. Parent organization Epic Games has already awarded more than $135,000,000 in 823 tournaments. Many professional players have amassed considerable wealth by participating in these tournaments.
Bugha, an eSports player for Sentinals, is the richest Fortnite player to date. With ten tournament champion titles, he is among the youngest and richest professional esports players in the world.
He is currently ranked 21st in the global rankings and 1st in the country rankings (USA).
Since 2019, Epic has hosted and organized the Fortnite Competitive Series (FNCS) tournament. The competition has been conducted online for the past two years, but for 2022 FNCS LAN is returning to its in-person format and will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Bugha is the first-ever Fortnite World Champion
Kyle Giersdorf, better known as Bugha, is an American professional esports player for Sentinals. He is a competitive Fortnite World Champion who rose to fame after winning the 2019 World Cup Finals (Solo).
The prodigy has been competing since 2018 when he was just 15 years old.
In 2019, Bugha earned a whopping $3,000,000 from professional esports. He has amassed more than $150,000 so far this year.
In addition to the World Cup Finals, Bugha has also won the FNCS 2021: Grand Royale NA East and various other FNCS titles.
Bugha’s annual earnings from sport.
Bugha’s total profit by games played.
In addition to professional competitions, Bugha also streams gameplay. He has over four million subscribers on YouTube and more than five million followers on Twitch.
He mainly streams Fortnite but also sometimes plays Valorant and COD: Warzone. The teenager is also very active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok.
To commemorate his achievements, Bugha was added to the game as part of the icon series. He got his own outfit into the game in July 2021, along with an impressive package that celebrated his stint as a professional player.
The pack also includes cosmetic items modeled after Bugha’s pet dog, Zoey. The outfit was last seen in May 2022 and could be purchased in the item shop for 1500 V-Bucks.
Besides the impressive in-game outfit, Bugha also has a Limited Time Mode (LTM) called Bugha’s Late Game. It was dedicated to his World Cup win, which allowed players to play as a teenage star. It was one of the few LTMs that had their own Victory skins.
Bugha also recently entered into a collaboration with Team ROG (NA).
Epic has been running and organizing competitive Fortnite tournaments since 2018. The Summer Skirmish Series was their first ever competitive event.
It was a duo competition with a prize pool of $250,000. The tournament featured some of the most popular streamers and professional players.
After a two-year hiatus, the FNCS is finally returning to its personal format. One of the biggest esports events is set to take place in Raliegh, North Carolina in November 2022.
FNCS LAN 2022 is an invitation-only event with a $1,000,000 prize pool. Since August, the qualifiers have been completed and the invitations have been sent out.