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In the most recent update by esportsearnings the massively popular battle royale, Fortnite seems to have overtaken Counter-Strike: Global Offensive under the category of 'Top Games Awarding Prize Money'.
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While Dota 2 still holds the first rank miles ahead of all the other esport titles. Fortnite has sneaked past Counter-Strike, nudging it down to the third-place. Though the battle royale is still very young in the esport circuit, it's massive popularity and huge player base has seen the game grow at an unprecedented rate.
Released in July 2017, within a period of just two years the game has gone onto hold the second-highest cumulative prize pool.
Though Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has hosted more than 4000 tournaments and has over 12,000 players playing the game professionally world-wide, it's overall prize pool is surprisingly quite small when compared to Fortnite which has hosted just about 500 tournaments with only over 3,000 players playing the game professionally.
Fortnite had earlier overtaken popular esport titles like CoD, PUBG, Overwatch and LoL. While Fortnite is doing really fine for itself, it does spark concern for the popular FPS title which is itself undergoing a lot of changes with the introduction of ESL Pro Tour in 2020.
With the ESL One: New York 2019 all set to start tomorrow and Twitch Rivals Fortnite tournament set to take place as part of TwitchCon 2019, the two titles will be exchanging blows for quite a while shuffling constantly for that second place.