Dota 2: Fortnite displaces MOBA as more profitable esports and with more money in prizes in 2019 | Photos | Video | Video game


Fortnite Battle Royale lost a bit of the spark in 2019 compared to the previous year, but still could beat another giant of the esports in terms of profitability for esports professionals. The Epic Games game has already displaced Dota 2 as the title with the most millionaire awards.

The revelation is no big surprise, because Fortnite has made great efforts to settle in the scene of esports and also to organize millionaire events that allow the development of professionals dedicated to Battle Royale. Dota 2 He had also been doing it since 2011 and even before with the first Dota.

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Bugha, Fortnite world champion, won $ 3 million in the 2019 tournament.

However, the popularity of Fortnite and his great management as a casual video game also helped Epic Games to be able to generate a competitive scene with great prizes, and even surpass Valve and Dota 2 in this type of events.

Proof of this was the great award that was made, in this 2019, to the world champion of Fortnite, by then with only 16 years. Nothing less than a figure of 3 million dollars for him alone. Comparable with the almost 15 million dollars for the entire world championship delegation of Dota 2 (distributed among 5 players and maybe more members).

Even so, Fortnite has been able to dethrone Dota 2 In this section, the highest amount of money in prizes throughout the year and its competences of esports. Fact revealed by the esportsearnings portal.

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In 2019, Fortnite has exceeded 64 million dollars in awards. Dota 2, meanwhile, only delivered 46 million. The Battle Royale organized a total of 350 tournaments of esports, while the MOBA only 198, with only 180 professionals. All this speaks very well of the management capacity of Epic Games.

This is the top 10 of the esports who gave more money in 2019 to their professionals:

  1. Fortnite (US $ 64.4 million)
  2. Dota 2 (US $ 46.8 million)
  3. CS: GO (US $ 21.1 million)
  4. PUBG (US $ 12.7 million)
  5. Overwatch (US $ 9.1 million)
  6. League of Legends (US $ 9 million)
  7. Black Ops 4 (US $ 6.5 million)
  8. Arena of Valor (US $ 5.8 million)
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege ($ 4.1 million)
  10. Hearthstone (US $ 4 million)

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