Battle Royale games were a highlight of the esports industry in 2018 and continue as a success in 2019. Successful streamers such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Guy “Dr DisRespect” Beahm have reigned supreme on Twitch TV broadcasts. Since they play titles like Fortnite, Free Fire and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in front of millions. Moreover, these games have distributed incredible prizes, like the Fortnite World Cup, which will distribute $ 112 million. Based on data from the Esports Earnings website, check out the top five Battle Royals in the esports.
Released in 2017, the competitive landscape of PUBG Mobile came to life in 2018. The game distributed $ 615.2 thousand over six tournaments, with Thailand being the country that won the most with – US $ 248 thousand. China comes in second place with US $ 160,000 and Brazil in fifth place, with US $ 21,000. It is worth noting that in Asia the game has caused a fair share of controversy. PUBG Mobile was banned in a city in India and turned jail case. In China, the game was banned and replaced by Game for Peace. Players have also been banned for 10 years for using hacks and illegal scripts.
Apex Legends was released in 2019 and already has its own competitive landscape. In the launch year alone, the game distributed US $ 1.2 million in 54 tournaments. USA has had the highest profit of US $ 433.8 thousand. Germany comes second with $ 100,000. Although its popularity has fallen in recent weeks, Apex did manage to beat Fortnite on Twitch. At E3 2019, the game has received new content, including the new character, Watson. This new content could be crucial for the development of a stable competitive landscape. Since the game has received an official ranked mode.
H1Z1 was not the first Battle Royale ever released, but was one of the pioneers in popularizing the genre. Launched in 2016 by Daybreak, the game has already distributed $ 2 million in 13 tournaments. USA once again leads among the countries that made the most profit with $ 1.2 million. The United Kingdom sits at second place with $ 165,300.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
PUBG was one of the highlights of 2018 among the Battle Royales. Launched in 2017, the game is the second most rewarding game of the year, with $ 11.2 million in 139 tournaments. This time, China is the most successful country with US $ 2.7 million won in prizes, followed by South Korea with US $ 2.6 million.
Fortnite is the God Father of the Battle Royale genre. With $ 32 million distributed in 337 tournaments. Fortnite is also the fourth game to distribute most prizes in the history of esports industry.
USA leads the race by a large margin with $ 12.3 million profit. The French came in second since they earned US $ 1.7 million.