The gaming industry has grown rapidly with highly skilled players that play either for leisure or for fun. Since its initial release in July 2017, Fortnite has garnered a large number of players. By 2021 it was estimated to have roughly four hundred million registered users. In fact, the number has most likely become higher in 2022.
Players love Fortnite for several reasons. Firstly, the game is free to play. As gamers advance, they can choose to buy a ‘Battle Pass’ for about $8 which offers special rewards depending on player progression. It is also extremely competitive which offers gamers a chance to hone the tactical skills and critical thinking needed to be the best. Here are the top 10 Fortnite players in 2022 that have shown tremendous skill.
This 18-year-old Australian gamer has managed to maintain their screen persona without revealing their true identity. He has been active on and off since 2019 managing to remain top 10 in most major championships throughout his career. Moreover, VortexM is in Division 8 in the Champion League and making good progress in Chapter 3. He is currently a member of LootBoy Esports and has helped his team place 2nd in the recently concluded FNCS Grand Finale Series 1- Oceania Division.
This 18-year-old player from Sweden is a team member of the Falcons. His real name is Moussa Faour. He favors European tournaments but has also participated in a Middle East Championship. Chapix has climbed the ranks and is considered among the top 10 best Fortnite players in Sweden. Furthermore, he has done 5oo events and gained over $600,000 in earnings.
In 2022, he took part in the FNCS Grand Final EU Series 2 and Gamers8 2022, coming in second in both. He has also taken part in solo cash cups. As a result, these efforts and his prowess have seen him gain $200,000 in winnings, this year alone.
Tai Starčič is an 18-year-old Slovenian National who has been active since 2019. His current team is the Falcons Esports. Moreover, in his Fortnite career, he has participated in over 50 tournaments with the highest cash prize being $200,000 from FNCS: 2021 Grand Royale EU. Importantly, he placed first in this tournament. In total, he has four FNCS wins.
In 2022, he has already gained approximately $219,000 in winnings. Furthermore, he has participated in the FNCS Grand Finals EU in which he placed third and second in Series 1 and 2 consecutively. He came sixth in the Gamers8 2022 earning him a $20,000 cash prize.
Henrik Mclean, from England, is arguably one of the best European Fortnite players in 2022. Having turned 17 years old in July 2022, Henrik has incredible skills that have seen him win the Grand Royale. Currently, he is a team member of Guild having garnered over $600,000 in winnings since 2019.
In 2022, he has already made approximately $200,000 in winnings. Furthermore, he favors European tournaments. In May, he won the FNCS Grand Finals EU with his teammate, Queasy, scooping the coveted $150,000 cash prize. His most recent tournament is the Gamers8 2022 which he placed fifth.
This screen ID belongs to 17-year-old Lucas Cardenas, a US citizen from Texas, Tennessee. As of early September 2022, he had parted with Dignitas, his most recent team, and was looking for representation. Duke is a two-time FNCS Champion with over $230,000 in earnings since he joined in 2019.
This year, he has participated in both North America and Middle East championships as a solo agent and as part of a team. With total winnings of above $70,000 this year, he is ready for the upcoming Epic LAN Invitational in Raleigh, NC.
Kyle Giersdorf is a US citizen born in 2002. He belongs to the Sentinels and has been competitively playing Fortnite since 2019. In the first year of competing, he was declared the winner of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Moreover, he has approximate total winnings of over $3,000,000. In 2022, he participated in three FNCS series with his partner, Mero, accruing over $100,000 in winnings. He has also participated in solo cash cups placing top 20.
Since he joined the Fortnite team in 2020, Matthew Faitel has been a rising star to watch out for. This 17-year-old Canadian citizen is currently a player for Dignitas. He mostly favors the NA East and West competitions participating in both FNCS and Cash Cups.
In 2022, he participated in three FNCS series with fellow teammate, Bugha. Together, they have scooped the top three in all competitions earning over $100,000. Therefore, he and his teammates are considered the top 10 players currently thanks to their concurrent wins.
Shane Cotton is a 20-year-old United States Citizen belonging to team TSM. He changed teams, moving from NRG after 3 years due to reorganization in the team roster. Impressively, he has a net worth of over $1,500,000 with 5 FNCS championship wins under his belt.
In 2022, he participated in Cash Cups and the FNCS alternating between going solo and as a duo. His recent teammates have been; Reet, Snacky, and Malibuca. As a result, the duo partnerships have seen him rank top five in the championships.
This US-based player is one of the power members of 100 Thieves and his real name is Brodie Franks. He has been competing in Fortnite since 2019. Furthermore, he has garnered a lifetime power ranking of 72, 354 with a total of 323 events. Since his debut, he has earned over $255,000.
In 2022, he participated in 32 events, many of which he has placed in the top 20. His favored competitions are the NA West and NA East Cash Cups. In fact, his latest victory was in May 2022 in the NA West Cup where he and his teammate, Reet placed second.
This on-screen ID belongs to 19-year-old Diego Palma. He is a United States citizen and a team member of 100 Thieves since 2019. His popularity comes from a repetitive great performance in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) both as part of a team and as a freelancer.
Furthermore, he has scooped many victories in his time as a Fortnite player including 100 thieves being celebrated champions in the Grand Royale. In his last FNCS battle in May 2022, his team placed third, winning the coveted $14,000 cash prize. He retired from Fortnite in August 2022, setting his sights on Valorant.