Who makes money with Fortnite

Play every day: 27-year-old earns $ 500,000 with Fortnite

Earning money with video games is a big dream for many teenagers. The 27-year-old Nick Overton from the US state Iowa was able to make this a reality. According to his own statements, he should earn $ 500,000 annually as a Twitch streamer and Youtuber who is completely involved in the game Fortnite has prescribed.

Father not enthusiastic at first

However, the way to get there was rocky and there is still a lot of work behind it today, as Overton says. The 27-year-old's father was anything but thrilled that his son was spending so much time playing video games. However, in the end he advised him to look for ways to make money from it - since he already invests so much time in gaming.

Get up early with a new patch

In an interview with Des Moines Register, the professional gamer also shows what his daily routine looks like. Will be about a new one Fortnite-Patch released, Overton gets up at 3 a.m. to gather knowledge about the changes and immediately publish a video. Usually he wakes up at 9 a.m. and then discusses the game with friends or teammates.

Not really free time

The 27-year-old works on new videos for his YouTube channel until around 1 p.m. and then goes live on Twitch at around 5 p.m. There he usually plays for about five hours in front of the camera, sometimes longer. The American doesn't really have a weekend. He can be seen daily on the streaming platform. "I don't really go out with friends," says the man.

What the most popular streamer deserves

The 27-year-old has recently also been part of an esports team, which means that there is even less time left without gaming. The annual earnings of $ 500,000 should comfort him for the time being. Overton is still not one of the richest streamers - "Ninja", the currently most popular Twitch user is said to earn $ 500,000 in just one month through Twitch subscriptions alone. (red, October 23, 2018)