In recent years we have seen how professional competition in the world of video games has become a whole social and economic phenomenon, which can compete in importance and benefits with some of the most established traditional sports. So much so, that being a Fortnite champion could be more profitable than being at Roland Garros Champion.
According to a statist, Fortnite would distribute 100 million dollars in prizes during its competitions in 2019, including 3 million dollars, 2,675,466 euros, for its winner of the World Cup, more than it would win in Roland Garros Champion this year.
According to the data in this graph, the investment made by Epic Games only in prizes is that superior to that of many sports competitions. For example, Roland Garros will reward its winner with 2.2 million euros, and the Tour de France with 500,000 euros, plus 500 each day to whoever wears the yellow jersey. These figures do not include the benefits associated with brand representation and sponsorships, but at the moment Fortnite seems to have an advantage. If you’re curious, you can check how much the best Fortnite players win.