• Ranking Fortnite players is a complicated exercise, depending on how you weigh tournament placings, winnings, and consistency.
  • So instead we asked South Africa's top Fortnite players to tell us who they would rank as the best in the country.
  • Neymar, Travis, Kareem, and Syco come up consistently.
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Who are South Africa’s top Fortnite players?

That is not an easy question to answer. Depending on what you measure, or what weight you give different metrics, you could end up with those who place top in tournaments, or those who win most often, or those who are most consistent in their achievements.

Or you could ask the top players in SA – according to the various metrics – who they respect most, and get a list based on peer respect. That's what we did. Here's what we found.

We’ve asked some of the top players in South Africa to tell us who they think the top players are, and we boiled the list down to the 12 top players right now. In no particular order, they are:

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Kareem

Kareem (real name: Kareem Khan) currently holds the title for most earnings in South Africa, and is "one of the best players because he does so well under pressure,” says fellow pro Neymar.

Neymar

Neymar (real name: Adam Bhamjee) won the 2019 Fortnite National Online School Cup and "has placed in almost all tournaments that he plays. He is the most consistent player in my opinion,” says Travis, one of the top 5 in the 2019 Fortnite School Cup. He also has a fan in Kareem.

Woke

Woke is “one of the top keyboard and mouse players in the country in terms of recent performance and placements,” says Travis. Woke is “one of the most mechanically skilled players in South Africa and places very well in tournaments," says Mathias Letzler, team manager of Anarchy Gaming.

Syco

“Syco has been placing consistently,” in tournaments says Neymar.

Letzler

Letzler is “one of the top keyboard and mouse players in the country at the moment in terms of recent placements and performance,” says Travis.

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Travis

“Travis has been consistently placing and is one of the best players in the country,” says Letzler.  He's also be "been performing insanely well in duos,” says Neymar.

Keaton

According to Travis, Keaton is “one of the best players in the country for both controller and keyboard and mouse. He prefers to play controller but can easily play hybrid and switch it up. He is an insane player.” Letzler, an AG teammate, says Keaton is “one of the best controller players who places very well in South Africa and in overseas competitions such as Winter Royale."

Sicaros

Sicaros “is dedicated to his craft and is one of the best players in South Africa,” says Letzler, his AG teammate.

Popcool

Travis' final choice was Popcool, who “shreds through even some of the best players.”

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Zayko

Zayko is "very talented," says Letzler.

Riots

Both Letzler and Travis highlighted Riots' play as meriting a place on this list.

Saint Nate 

Saint Nate was singled out by Kareem for his great playing.

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