Discover the Best Fortnite Players in the World

Fortnite is one of the most popular online video games of all time with millions of players playing it every single day. The game has a widespread player base and the competitive nature of the game has led to some of the best Fortnite players all over the world dominating the game.

This is very evident with the leaderboards as well as the game's very competitive and widely entertaining esports scene. Over the years, there have been hundreds of players that have graced the top spot but there are only a few who have gained notoriety for being the best Fortnite players in the world.

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Jack “Jahq” Downs

Many of the people that you'll see on this list consist of young players with huge potential. One of which is Jack “Jahq” Downs. Downs hails from North America and is considered to be one of the best players in the world. 

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While he may not have clinched as many titles as many others on this list, he is on his way to becoming one of the greatest players of all time with his talent and skills. He has shown one of the best solo performances ever in the game so far and continues to be part of a very good team. 

As a versatile player, he can take on the role of a sniper, builder, and many more in the game which only solidifies his spot on this list. There will be more great things coming his way in the future.


David “Aqua” Wang

Fortnite can be played solo or with another person. In professional competition, many players often rely on each other as part of a duo. Known as the better half of a duo, David “Aqua” Wang is a talented young man who excels when he plays Fortnite with his duo Nyhrox

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Aqua is best known for his successful run at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Duo Finals and the 2019 European Grand Finals. When he and Nyhrox won the tournament, it instantly catapulted him to stardom. He became one of the most popular as well as one of the best players in the game. 

He is also the third highest-earning Fortnite player in the world and continues to work hard to get to the top spot. He continues to compete in many major competitions and tournaments all over the world and has garnered a very loyal following as well.


Turner "Tfue" Tenney

Turner "Tfue" Tenney is one of the most famous Fortnite players of all time even though his time on the competitive stage has come to an end. Tfue has made rounds in many major tournaments and each time he competes, he's always at the top of his game showing off his unique mechanics in the game. 

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He was very successful in many of his competitions which made him a household name. It was after he played and lost the 2019 Fortnite World Cup and FNCS series that propelled his popularity even more. Some might think that losing such a prestigious tournament would be the end of a professional player's career but for Tfue, it was just the beginning. 

This highly-regarded player streams a lot on Twitch and has garnered some of the highest views on the platform and sometimes grabbed the top spot from fellow Fortnite streamer Ninja.

Richard "Ninja" Blevins

Of course, you wouldn't be able to talk about Fortnite without mentioning the most popular Fortnite streamer of all time—Ninja. Ninja is considered one of the best and most famous players of Fortnite all over the world. 

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His YouTube and Twitch videos are always at the top spot and no one has ever maintained that spot like him. Some might think that Ninja garnered popularity because of the platform but no one can deny his skills in playing the game. 

Many even believe that Ninja has single-handedly placed the game on the map and made it what it is today. Nevertheless, it is not an easy feat to bring a game of this caliber to the forefront and make it popular but Ninja has done so much for the game making him one of the greatest.

Thomas “Th0masHD” Høxbro Davidsen

While many of the players on this list have made a name for themselves by winning a lot of the major tournaments, there is one player that continues to outshine many other professional players in Fortnite. 

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Thomas “Th0masHD” Høxbro Davidsen remains to be one player who has the most potential to take over many of the best players today. While he might still be young, he is considered a top-tier player even at his age. Many will agree that time will only hone his skills and sharpen his talents even further. 

This Danish player is a constant performer in many major tournaments leading him to grab a spot at some of the top teams in the world such as Rakos Esports, Gamma Gaming, and Guild Esports to name a few. People should keep an eye out on Th0masHD in the next few years.

Williams "Zayt" Aubin

Known as one of the smartest Fortnite players, Williams "Zayt" Aubin is one of the few players that organizes events to help the competitive scene of the game. 

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He may be very active in this side of the game but he also remains one of the most talented players. Both he and his duo partner Saf were part of the World Cup and went on a rampage but fell short of clinching the top prize. 

He is also very successful as a solo player having a total of $1.1 million in earnings alone.

Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton

Many players might think that the North American West is the weakest region but it is also where Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton comes from. EpikWhale, as many of you know him, is one of the best Fortnite players in the world. 

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He has some of the most successful runs at the World Cup placing third as a solo and twelfth as a duo. He continues his success in FNCS tournaments where he constantly places high in the positions. EpikWhale is also one of the top-earning players in the game gaining over $1.3 million. 

One of his infamous incidents happened when he dropped his keyboard and mouse during a tournament but nevertheless, did well during that time. He continues to garner more popularity and accolades to this very day. Pro players always watch Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton to see what he might pull off next.

Benjy “Benjyfishy” David Fish

If you immediately recognize the name, it's no wonder. Many people are in awe at how this player has become one of the best in the game. 

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Benjy “Benjyfishy” David Fish is amongst one of the elite players of Fortnite that remains at the top ladder up to this very day. Benjyfishy has qualified for the Fortnite World Cup several times already and continues to mop the floor with his competition. 

He remains one of the top players all over the world that keeps this record and so far, no one is poised to take that spot from him. He has earned over $500,000 from his time in the game and continues to do so while playing professionally.

Henrik “Hen” Mclean

As one of the youngest players in the world to play professional Fortnite, Henrik “Hen” Mclean's journey into esports is just the beginning. Residing in Lithuania has allowed him to play for an esports team that accepted and honed his skills. 

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It is very common for many esports organizations to look for talented young players and Hen had the opportunity to show off his skills. During this time, Hen has made it to the FNCS European Grand Finals and over time, he has garnered a lot of accolades for the team and himself. 

In 2021 alone, he has earned more than $200,000 adding to his total earnings of over a million dollars. His talent in the game will only grow in the coming years and this is just the start of the rising star that is Henrik “Hen” Mclean.

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf

Fortnite will never be the same if it wasn't for Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf—the first-ever winner of the Fortnite World Cup beating more than 40 million other players for the title. His win in the inaugural season of the competition made him a living legend. 

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Born in 2002, Bugha is also the highest-earning Fortnite player ever winning $3 million in total cash prize. He continues to play the game to this very day and has garnered a massive following. He has made a television appearance after winning the prize money and made esports a legitimate sport on this side of the world. 

His win solidified the belief that esports can be a very competitive and highly entertaining sport. It is only a matter of time before Bugha continues to dominate the scene and with his very presence alone, Fortnite will never be the same again.


With millions of players playing Fortnite, there is bound to be an elite few who will reign supreme as part of the best players list. 

The list above details the top echelon of professional and popular players who have exerted time and effort into playing the game at the most competitive level. All of them have displayed skill and talent that have rewarded them with prestige and money.