Retired CS:GO pro turned full-time streamer, Shroud, as well as Ninja, one of Fortnite’s biggest stars in the game, earn more than major players in the world’s most valuable football league, the Premier League in England.
According to reports, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a Fortnite broadcaster with a multimillion-strong army of followers, earns around £10.3 million GBP a year. His earnings are even higher than those of England Premier League star Harry Kane (£10.2M) or Champion League winner and Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijka (£9.4M), Harry Maguire (£9 million), Alexander Lacazette (£9.5 million), or Robert Firmin (£9.4 million).
Fortnite broadcaster’s earnings have been analyzed by recent studies by Bloomberg and Capology. 28-year-old T.Blevins has about £10.3 million pounds just from his August contract with Mixer, which had Ninja leave the streaming platform Twitch. It is estimated that the American earns another million more from his sponsors, subscribers, and donors.
In 2019, Fortnite’s developers earned a total of $1.8 billion. Despite a 25 percent drop in game revenue compared to 2018 ($2.4 billion), it still holds the top spot on the list. Superdata, a Nielsen subsidiary that monitors the PC gaming market, called this drop in Fortnite a “stabilization” after a cosmic jump in recent years.
The Pokémon Go game also broke the one billion mark last year, earning $1.4 billion dollars. Overall, players’ spending on free games accounted for as much as 80 percent of the total revenue generated by computer games.
FIFA 19 tops the world of paid games, earning $786 million dollars. In second place is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (645 million) and third is GTA V (595 million). Released in September, FIFA 20 generated $504 million in a relatively short period of time in revenue. Total pay-to-play costs totaled $ 18.9 billion dollars — five percent less than in 2018.