2023 was one of the most exciting years for professional Fortnite yet, with serious money on the line and an ultra-skilled field of competitors. But more recently, a new mix of seasoned pros have been dominating and are making a name for themselves. To celebrate the upcoming season, we’ve compiled a list of the best Fortnite players.
Best Fortnite Players
Here’s our list of the Fortnite players in recent times and who we predict will be the best in coming years:
Cooper “Cooper” Smith is one of the best young stars of competitive Fortnite with a bright future ahead of him. Cooper dominated the competitive scene in 2023, culminating in a win at the biggest tournament of the year, the 2023 FNCS Global Championship. Although Cooper plays on mouse and keyboard, he duos with one of the best controller players in the world, “Mero.” Cooper ended his relationship with Pipeline Esports in August of 2023 and is currently a free agent going into 2024.
Matthew “Mero” Faitel is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, Fortnite controller players in the world. Mero has consistently proven he’s a top player for years, with numerous 1st place results at S-Tier tournaments dating back to 2020. He teamed up with “Cooper” in 2023, and the duo won the 2023 FNCS Global Championship, making them the team to beat.
Michał “Kami” Kamiński has been involved with Fortnite esports since 2019, improving year after year to become one of the top earners in the game. He and Polish duo partner, “Setty,” were the top Fortnite team in 2022 and finished runner-up at the 2023 FNCS Global Championships. Kami has shown he’s a threat to win every time he steps on stage at LAN, making him one of the betting favorites.
Iwo “Setty” Zając is next on our list after being one of the top earners in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Setty is regarded as one of the smartest and most technically sound players in the world, so it’s no secret why he’s been at the top of the competitive ladder for the last two years in a row. Setty ended his contract with Tundra Esports in October of 2023, and he’s heading into the 2024 competitive season as a Free Agent.
Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is arguably the most famous player on this list for winning the biggest Fortnite tournament of all time, the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Solos. After taking home the massive $3 million prize, Bugha has continued to be one of the best Fortnite esports players in the North American region. Bugha’s second-place finish at the FNCS 2023 North America Grand Finals, combined with his winning history at big LAN events, earns him a spot on our top Fortnite players list.
Peterbot is one of the young demons spearheading the next generation of Fortnite esports stars. Peterbot’s god-like aiming ability and calculated building skills have earned him a reputation online, and it’s only a matter of time before his in-game skill translates to more big tournament wins. Peterbot recently teamed up with fellow NA fragger “Pollo,” and you can expect them to be one of the most dangerous duos heading into 2024.
Danila “Malibuca” Yakovenko’s career as a Fortnite pro hasn’t been easy. He had to leave his home country of Russia at age 16, due to the ongoing conflict with Ukraine to compete under Epic Games’ guidelines. He’s flourished under the challenging conditions, taking home first place at Gamers8 2022 with “EpikWhale,” finishing runner-up at multiple FNCS Grand Finals, and winning back-to-back DreamHack events in June of 2023.
Thomas “Th0masHD” Davidsen is often regarded as the best Fortnite player who’s never won an FNCS. Although Th0masHD hasn’t won an FNCS, he’s been one of the most consistent Fortnite esports players of all time, finishing in the top 5 at 9 different FNCS Grand Finals. It’s only a matter of time before Th0masHD breaks through and claims his first FNCS Grand Finals victory, although his legacy is already cemented as one of the best to ever leap from the Battle Bus.
Leon “Khanada” Khim is one of the most consistent Fortnite players to ever touch the game, qualifying for every FNCS Grand Finals to date. His consistency finally paid off in 2023 when he won the 2023 FNCS North America Grand Finals with duo partner “Ajerss,” and took home a $75,000 payout. Khanada has shown no signs of slowing down his winning ways as we head into 2024.
Harry “Veno” Pearson undoubtedly has a case for being one of the best Fortnite players ever due to his illustrious career with multiple FNCS wins. Veno has stated on multiple occasions that he’s driven to be the best player in the world, and he’s the type of player who isn’t satisfied with a second-place finish. Veno partnered with another player on this list, “Queasy,” for most of the big tournaments in 2023 and you can expect their winning ways to continue.
Aleksa “Queasy” Cvetkovic is an EU player who had a stellar year in 2023 along with his duo partner, “Veno.” The pair most notably won the Major 2: Europe Grand Finals and took home $100,000 each. In fact, Queasy has won an FNCS Grand Final every year since 2021, which is incredible consistency in an esport like Fortnite, where updates to the game change the meta often. The FNCS Duo format is back for 2024, which is good news for Queasy and Veno, who seem to prosper as partners.