| Tags: Fortnite
| Author Matt Pryor
The Top Free Agents in Fortnite
The Fortnite scene has been seeing quite a few shuffles lately, so we're breaking down the top seven free agents in the competitive circuit.
Professional Fortnite players possess skill sets most could only wish to have. The mixture of building mechanics, aim and understanding the game makes for some outstanding competitors. Some of the bigger names include Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish, Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. These three players are a part of different organizations and are some of the more recognizable names in competitive Fortnite due to their accomplishments, skills and social media presence. However, there are many talented players across the world who lack the representation of these players. Their skills are similar in comparison but some have never seen a legitimate sponsorship step up to represent them.
Although organizational support in Fortnite is questionable, there are players whose name would elevate the instant an esports brand brought them aboard. With that said, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the hottest Fortnite free-agents on the market as it stands today.
1st(750$) FREE AGENT BTW pic.twitter.com/igfwd6rAE2
— Saf (@Safarooniee) April 10, 2020
Rocco “Saf” Morales is the newest addition to the competitive Fortnite free-agent market. This multi-tournament NA East competitor compiled quite a career for himself since the release of Fortnite back in 2017. Saf spent nearly two years with Ghost Gaming after joining in August of 2018 and just recently parting ways with the organization earlier this month. He began competing alongside NRG member Williams “Zayt” Aubin at the very beginning of Fortnite, and the two remained consistent over the last two years.
The duo of Saf and Zayt placed second at WSOE 3, first at the ESL Katowice Royale 2019 and qualified three times for the Fortnite World Cup, where they finished in fourth place. These two are arguably the best duo in the three-year history of Fortnite considering both their online and offline accomplishments. Saf also managed a stable career as a solo with a second-place finish at the Secret Skirmish and multiple high finishes in Solo Cash Cup tournaments. Saf has earned well over $1M USD in tournament winnings, making him one of the most sought after free-agents in Fortnite.
parted ways w/@E11Gaming im very thankful for everything they did for me it was a great time!
Im now looking for a new org to represent.
– $450k Earnings
– 7x wc qualified
– 14th solo wc
– 25th duo wc
– FNCS trio winner
– 200k+followers on socials combined
rt's and vouches❤️
— stompy (@st0mpybtw) March 23, 2020
After recently leaving Eleven Gaming, Klaus “Stompy” Constanzer instantly became one of the top European free-agents. His career almost needs no introduction with several high offline placements and sheer dominance in the Fortnite Champion Series events. He became an E11 member back in February of 2019 and spent the majority of his competitive career under their representation with former duo partner Tschinken.
Stompy qualified for the Fortnite World Cup seven out of his eight attempts, five times as a duo with Tschinken and twice as a solo. Stompy and Tschinken finished in 24th place as a duo, and Stompy went on to take 14th place as a solo at the Fortnite World Cup. He then teamed up with COOLER aqua and Tschinken for the Season X Fortnite Champion Series, where they took first place and split $600K USD. Stompy stands out as one of Europe’s best when considering the scope of talent within the region. The young Austrian player has shown his abilities, both online and offline in multiple different formats and scoring systems.
2nd on both servers made $2,300 each not bad @Thomuss_ pic.twitter.com/joq8g4jXWv
— wavyjacob (@wavyjacob1) March 26, 2020
NA West players struggle with sub-par prize pools and lesser competition overall. Although many of the top players in that region are exceptional, on the whole, it does not compare to NA East and Europe. However, when a player wins as much as wavyjacob, they start to separate themselves from the pack. This outstanding controller player consistently tops NA West leaderboards across nearly all online tournaments. He prides himself on his ability to rack up insane amounts seemingly effortless eliminations.
Since November of 2019, wavyjacob has earned four victories in Solo Cash Cups. He’s also found success with duo partner and fellow controller player Thomuss. Wavjacob and Thomuss dominated the NA West Winter Royale in 2019 with victories on days one and two followed by a third place finish on day three. Controller players are often volatile due to the potential of Epic Games nerfing the input. Still, wavyjacob is amongst the absolute best on a controller and has yet to find an organization in well over a year of competing in Fortnite.
Scoped is a player who recently burst onto the scene after a relatively quiet competitive Fortnite history. Back in Season X, Scoped began a run of success in Solo Cash Cups with multiple top-ten finishes leading into Fortnite Chapter 2. He soon became the new duo partner of Turner “Tfue” Tenney and began a significant rise in terms of popularity and results. Scoped has victories in two Solo Cash Cups over the last month and continues to show up in duo competitions with Tfue.
With each passing tournament, Scoped continues to separate himself from his controller counter-parts and should be a nice pickup for any organization, especially with his recent surge in social media. Scoped has over $33K USD in earnings from Fortnite tournaments.
Lil 3rd Place Finals pic.twitter.com/PCmQZbn8bX
— Scoped (@Scoped) April 6, 2020
Chris “Crr” Williams hails from the country of Wales, and many consider him to be one of the best controller player in Europe. He’s been competing in Fortnite since the World Cup qualifying days and saw his breakout in Chapter 2 Season 1. Crr teamed with Mitr0, Falconly and K1nzell for the Fortnite Champion Series and they ultimately took 13th in the finals after playing well throughout the season. Crr then formed a duo partnership with Team Liquid’s Dmitri “mitr0” Van de Vrie. The two achieved results of third and fourth in the Winter Royale 2019 event and just recently won week three of the Fortnite Champion Series.
On top of his duo results, Crr has several top-five and top-ten finishes in Solo Cash Cups. With nearly $60K USD in earnings, Crr is a player that esports organizations should look to which will perhaps allow him to showcase his skill offline.
Parted ways with Lazarus.
With that being said ill be looking for an organisation to represent!
– 2nd in World cup Grand finals
– 2x Solo Cash cup winner
– 2nd in FNCS Grand finals
-113k+ on Youtube
-154k+ on Twitch
-90k+ on Instagram
RTs and vouches♥️
— TT9 wolfiez (@Wolfiez) March 4, 2020
Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman ranks amongst the top controller players along with Crr in the European region. His career is a bit more extensive, having found success during the Fortnite World Cup era of the game. He and former duo partner Rojo qualified for the duos portion of the event in the week ten qualifiers. Both Wofliez and Rojo then signed with Lazarus Esports and journeyed overseas to the Fortnite World Cup, where the pair finished in second place overall. They pocketed $2.25M in total, and Wolfiez instantly became one of Europe’s top talents. Wolfiez has won multiple Solo Cash Cups, took second with Mongraal, Benjyfishy and Nayte in the Chapter 2 Season 1 FNCS and he finished in 22nd at DreamHack Anaheim. Lazarus Esports dropped their entire Fortnite roster. Leaving Wolfiez a free agent.
With over $1M USD in earnings and a growing social media presence, Wolfiez is an easy pickup for any organization.
Moussa “Chapix” Faour has shockingly only been a part of one organization in his relatively short competitive Fortnite career. He and long-time duo partner Theo “Crue” Ferrer of Team SoloMid saw their rise to prominence during the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers. Chapix and Crue reached the Duo Fortnite World Cup Finals, which ended in a 22nd place result for the two Swedes. Chapix continued teaming with Crue and mixed in other players through Season X and Chapter 2 Season 1 with decent results throughout, including several top-three finishes and a 12th place finish in finals.
As a solo, Chapix has excelled with consistent top-five placements in Cash Cups and already has remarkable LAN experience. The 15-year-old has quite a career in front of him, which should make him a target of any esports organization.
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