Fortnite is the world’s biggest video game, with around 250 million registered players as of March this year.
This monetary prize is superior to many other real sports competitions in the individual category, such as the Roland Garros, whose reward amounts to 2.3 million euros, or the Tour de France which has a prize of 513,000 euros.
According to estimates by SuperData Research via Statista, this ‘hit’, brought by the hand of Epic Games, makes monthly sales of approximately 300 million U.S. dollars. With these figures can be explained, at least in part, how the winner of the Fortnite World Cup, which takes place from 26 to 28 July in New York, will pocket more than 2.7 million euros.
Fortnite has had a turnover of 2.1 billion euros in the last year, being the most profitable online videogame, followed by Dungeon Fighter Online, which has a turnover of 1.3 billion euros.