Since its release back in July 2017, Fortnite has quickly become one of the most popular online games in the world.
Available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms but also now on mobile devices like iOS and Android.
It has taken the world by storm with its crazy open-world combat scenarios, wacky colorful characters, and blending of popular culture with new and exciting concepts.
But let’s get straight to it. Read on to see our list of the 2021 top ten Fortnite players worldwide.
VortexM is an up-and-coming player known as a sniper, and infamous for his extremely accurate aim with ranged weapons.
Hailing from Australia, he started playing League of Legends when he was 12 years old, eventually playing for Adrenaline Esports, Forbidden Gaming, Immersive Gaming, and Blessed Esports until 2019.
Since he joined Frag Empire, he has had no trouble placing in the high rankings, coming consistently high throughout all major tournaments.
Another infamous sniper, although not as prominent as VortexM, Chapix has made a name for himself for his work with Falcon Esports, and his talent despite his young age.
Having been playing Fortnite since it first launched on the PC platform, and currently plays for Frag Empire, winning multiple tournaments including the Fortnite World Cup 2018.
TaySon is a professional Fortnite player who has been around since the early days of the game. A European player, he has been bouncing around in the rankings before, but has recently settled down and developed consistency.
His trademark skill is using his glider to escape danger while flying through the air, and his ability to shoot down opponents with his scoped weapon.
He’s currently playing for Fragment Gaming, and is a mainstay in tournaments, usually placing either second or third. However, he did place last in the Fortnite World cup 2018.
Hen is a pro Fortnite player hailing from France, who is known for his incredible aim. He’s able to kill anyone with just a single shot.
Currently playing for Team Dignitas, he’s only ever placed outside the top three once in the FNCS, and he has definitely continued to improve over time.
Dukez is a Fortnite player often known for his lone wolf playing style, often going into battle alone without the aid of teammates, something that makes him stand out from other players.
He’s mostly known for his performance in the Fortnite Pro-Am tournament where he took home $100,000. Moving into duos in 2022, he’s had mixed results, but he’s starting to rise up the rankings in cash cups.
Bugha is a pro Fortnite player who was ranked number one for most of 2019. He’s best known for his pairing of a shotgun with a sniper rifle, having an insanely good aim with ranged weapons, whilst causing a lot of damage up close.
He’s been playing the game for about two years now, and on the same team for a couple of seasons, and looks to be doing well in recent events and competitions.
Mero is a pro Fortnite player who is considered by some to be one of the best players in the world. Despite his team-ups with Bugha, he is famous for his insane aim, often going solo and killing players with ease.
He’d previously played Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty, as well as making a name for himself playing other games like FIFA, Rocket League, and Overwatch.
And whilst he is still playing those games too, he’s mainly known for his impeccable performances in Fortnite tournaments.
Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton is a young Fortnite player that has been catapulted to the top tier of the game after the World Cup.
He took third place in the Solo tournament, and since then he has been part of a dominating duo with the two players from Team100Thieves or with Reef.
Epikwhale is a player who appears to be going from strength-to-strength, with his streak of successes meaning he could become an important player to watch in 2022.
Rehx is a professional Fortnite player who is currently ranked second in the world. He started playing Fortnite in early 2018, but became especially popular when he won the Fortnite World Cup earlier this year.
In addition to being a skilled player, he’s also a streamer, streaming every day and playing all kinds of games, something that has garnered him a large following online.
This makes his high ranking in Fortnite even more impressive when considering his mix of interests in the gaming world.
Arkhram is a pro Fortnite player who’s currently ranked first in the world. He got his start playing Fortnite back in 2017, and has since become one of the biggest names in Fortnite.
He’ll often go into battle alone with a bow and arrow, with which he has become a signature crack shot, incorporating exploding arrows to strike fear into his opponents.
Real name Diego Palma, Arkhram is a player who has been with 100 Thieves since 2019. Having won many games in the FNCS, he has two second placements and multiple full wins.
His team also dominated the FNCS season 8 grand finals, but unfortunately missed the first place prize.
Despite this, Arkhram has been performing well lately, and he should be able to maintain his current position as the top ranked player in the world without any problems.
And there we have it, our list of the best Fortnite players in the world, as of 2021.
With players achieving sponsorships, earning large cash prizes, and gaining international renown, Fortnite is definitely a strange phenomenon.
But one that seems continually popular amongst fans new and old, so it’s safe to say it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.