ESTNN details the top free agents in competitive Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Back in April, ESTNN detailed some of the top Fortnite players who were without organizations at the time. Some of those names included FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 2 Champion Saf, Season X Champion Stompy and NA West standout wavyjacob. All three of these players have since signed with prolific organizations because of their accomplishments in competitive Fortnite. Saf joined Team SoloMid, Stompy signed with Vitality and wavyjacob became a member of the rising Enterprise Gaming organization.
Fortnite is still alive and well in a competitive sense. Organizations of varying sizes continue to acquire top players for both content purposes and representation in tournaments. As competitive Fortnite continues to grow, more and more outstanding free agents emerge. Let’s take a look at an updated list of the top free agents in Fortnite, who would undoubtedly add value to any esports organization.
BUGHA THROWBACK CUP 1st 🏆 LETS GOO! pic.twitter.com/x1Fo25lyck
— KamiFN (@KamiFN1) July 31, 2020
Polish player Kami began rising through the European competitive Fortnite ranks in Chapter 2 - Season 2. He and duo partner Kubx performed exceptionally well in that season’s Fortnite Champion Series. Kami and Kubx finished no lower than 17th in the qualifying weeks leading up to stage two and the Grand Finals. After qualifying out of heat one, the Polish duo took fifth place at the season finals. Both players bagged $20K USD under the now-defunct The CartelEsports esports.
Kami continued to perform well through the remainder of Chapter 2 - Season 2. He received an invite to the FNCS Invitational solo event. Outstandingly, Kami achieved a 7th and 16th place finish in the first two weeks of the Invitational. He effectively punched his ticket to the Grand Finals, where yet again, Kami shined. The 15-year-old wrapped up Chapter 2 - Season 2 with an 11th place finish, which yielded him $3K USD. Kami’s impressive stretch of competitive Fortnite continued into Chapter 2 - Season 3.
DreamHack soon threw themselves into the Fortnite tournament circuit with the DreamHack Online Open. Kami seized the opportunity in July, finishing in fourth place overall, which earned him $6.7K USD. Next came the Bugha Throwback Cup hosted by the Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion, where Kami captured his first notable tournament victory. He earned 286 points and $16K USD in the Grand Finals. To round out Chapter 2 - Season 3, Kami took 36th place in the solo FNCS tournament. Despite competing in arguably the most talented Fortnite region, Kami has held his own and made a name for himself. It’s only a matter of time before a top organization notices and adds Kami to their roster.
Im Looking for an Organisation to represent https://t.co/9GaJXYP7Ug
(90k combined follower) (Twitch, Instagram Youtube and Twitter)
7th Solo FNCS Grand Finals
Rt & Vouches are appreciated
— rezon ay (@rezonay_) August 16, 2020
Rezon is another top European player who has yet to join an esports organization. This German-native has been lurking on leaderboards since Chapter 2 - Season 1, where he won his first Solo Cash Cup tournament. Since then, Rezon strapped a rocket to himself and ascended the proverbial power rankings in the European region. In Chapter 2 - Season 2, Rezon achieved a second and first-place finish in two Solo Cash Cup tournaments before competing in the FNCS.
Rezon teamed up with Ditrxx for the duos competition. Their efforts led them to the Grand Finals, where they finished in tenth place overall, which earned both players $7K USD. Next came the FNCS Invitational, where Rezon again made it to the Grand Finals after taking 15th place in the Reboot Round. He then followed that up with a 14th place finish in the FNCS Invitational Finals, where he secured $3K USD.
To kick of Chapter 2 - Season 3, Rezon took third in the Jacob Cup, followed by a Mongraal Cup victory. Both solo tournaments elevated Rezon’s name even higher than before. Several community members pegged Rezon as a favorite to win the solo FNCS in season three. The German standout proceeded to win the first FNCS Qualifier and then wrapped up the season with a seventh-place finish in the Grand Finals. Rezon added another $15K USD to his career earnings and continues to improve in the European region. He may not be a free agent for much longer.
#1 SOLO DREAMHACK🏆
LETS GOOOOOOOOO FINALYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY pic.twitter.com/nmkO0iNifv
— k1nzell (@k1nzell) August 23, 2020
Former Fortnite World Cup Finalist k1nzell experienced a career resurgence in Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 after a ho-hum season one and two. His first notable accomplishment took place in the Bugha Throwback Cup, where he took second-place behind Rezon. As a result, k1nzell took home $6.5K USD before embarking in the FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 3. Before stage two of the FNCS, k1nzell teamed up with fellow Slovenian TaySon, and the two earned a runner-up finish in the Aqua and Nyhrox Throwback Cup. Following two straight impressive results, k1nzell safely qualified through heats for the FNCS Grand Finals, where he finished in 26th place.
DreamHack’s Online Open event was the latest major tournament of the season. K1nzell’s performance was one for the history books. Despite being in a logjam atop the leaderboard, k1nzell pulled away in the final match to secure his first major Fortnite tournament victory. His effort yielded him $16K USD to wrap up Chapter 2 - Season 3. The veteran reestablished himself as one of Europe’s elite players, and organizations will surely take note.
Moving over to the NA East region, we have FNCS Invitational winner Furious. Some had questions about Furious’ skill level, considering how prevalent aim assist was back in Chapter 2 - Season 2. He earned himself the Axe of Champions and $100K USD in the FNCS Invitational Grand Finals. Furious won comfortably by 20 points and instantly gained more recognition than ever before. The switch from season two to season three would be the real test of his skill set, considering the aim assist nerfs that Epic brought down on controller players.
In Chapter 2 - Season 3, Furious achieved a fifth-place finish in a Solo Cash Cup tournament. Additionally, he reached the Grand Finals in two NA West DreamHack Online Open competitions. He took 19th and 54th, respectively, in those two events. Unfortunately, Furious failed to make the Chapter 2 - Season 3 FNCS Finals, despite taking second place in Qualifier 3. Although he did not continue his dominance from the FNCS Invitational, Furious is still one of the best controller players in the world.
7 months. pic.twitter.com/ZhGCkSto9R
— Scoped (@Scopedlol) July 12, 2020
Scoped is another elite controller player who has yet to find himself an organization to represent. He is the only free agent player from our list back in April to not find a home. It’s shocking, considering his success both as a solo and a team player. Chapter 2 - Season 2 treated Scoped well. He won two Solo Cash Cup tournaments and qualified for both FNCS Finals. He and popular Twitch streamer Tfue finished the duo FNCS tournament in 16th place. Scoped followed that up with a sixth-place finish in the FNCS Invitational.
Tfue soon left competitive Fortnite, and Scoped played sporadically throughout Chapter 2 - Season 3. The talented controller player did not take the water-filled season seriously. He did not qualify for the FNCS Finals but has since come back to competitive Fortnite. Scoped is one of NA East’s best players with an outstanding resumè. Hopefully, a top tier organization will add Scoped soon.
back to back 4th ($1000) pic.twitter.com/ejbd0svS5m
— Acorn (@Acornfn) August 27, 2020
Canadian NA East player Acorn, like Scoped, has not reached an agreement with any esports organizations in his relatively short competitive Fortnite career. He’s been competing since the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers last summer. In that span of time, Acorn found the winners circle in two Solo Cash Cup tournaments. Along with his duo partner Vanish Jahq, Acorn completed a successful FNCS run in Chapter 2 - Season 2. The two NA East players finished in tenth place, yielding $8.7K USD in winnings. Acorn and Jahq also performed well in Duo Cash Cups, with placements of second, sixth and fourth.
Acorn’s second Solo Cash Cup victory took place in Chapter 2 - Season 3. He also participated in the Bugha Throwback Cup, finishing in eighth place. On the back nine of season three, Acorn finished strong despite not qualifying for FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 3 Grand Finals. The Canadian achieved two fourth-place Solo Cash Cup finishes and a 12th in the August DreamHack Online Open. It’s now a new season for Acorn, who continues to impress in NA East.
3rd $15,000 pic.twitter.com/DzK2gpDMz5
— Reet (@Reetlol) May 25, 2020
Formerly of XTRA Gaming, Reet is yet another controller player who is making waves in the lesser-known NA West region. Since the beginning of Chapter 2 - Season 2, Reet has claimed victory in three Solo Cash Cup tournaments. Additionally, he has qualified for all three FNCS Grand Finals over the last two seasons. His best performance of the bunch came at the tail end of Chapter 2 - Season 2. Reet took third place in the FNCS Invitational, claiming $15K USD in the process. Earlier in that same season, Reet and Dog finished the duo FNCS Finals in seventh place.
Chapter 2 - Season 3 continued more of the same results for Reet. He won three Trio Cash Cup tournaments alongside a mix of fellow NA West players, including wavyjacob, favs and 100T Falconer. Reet also achieved an 18th place finish in the August DreamHack Online Open for his home region. The NA West standout has managed to stay relevant in a time where controller players have much more difficulty competing.
— favs (@favsfn) August 20, 2020
Like Reet, Favs has been surging up the NA West ranks for the better part of two seasons. He and Powur finished FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 2 in fifth place. The following season would prove to be one of favs’ best in recent memory. He took second place in the NA West Bugha Throwback Cup, which earned him $1.6K USD. Toward the end of season three, favs proved himself in the solo FNCS tournament.
The Canada-native finished the Grand Finals in third place, which was good enough for another $10K USD. Favs also found success in the August DreamHack Online Open, where he managed a third-place finish as well and $1.8K USD. Favs also formed an outstanding trio with Reet and wavyjacob. This team proceeded to win two Trio Cash Cup tournaments on NA West servers. Favs continues to string together impressive performances again and again. He’s a top dog in NA West, and esports organizations should take note of his accomplishments.
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