All those hours playing video games have paid off for a 16-year-old.
Kyle Giersdorf, of Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, racked up the most points and won $3 million as the first Fortnite World Cup solo champion. The competition took place yesterday [Macau time] at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
Giersdorf says “words can’t explain it.” He goes by the name “Bugha” when competing.
Some 40 million players competed for a chance to play in the finals, which was narrowed down to 100 contestants from 30 countries.
The tournament offered $30 million in cash prizes.
In second place, 24-year-old Harrison Chang, of the United States, won $1.8 million.
The duo competition was won by 17-year-old David Wang, of Austria, and 16-year-old Emil Pedersen, of Norway. They’ll split the $3 million prize.