16-year-old us teen wins big at inaugural Fortnite World Cup

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16-year-old us teen wins big at inaugural Fortnite World Cup
FLUSHING, NY - JULY 29: Bugha wins Fortnite World Cup at Arthur Ashe Stadium on July 26, 2019 in Queens, New York City. (Photo by Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT Media/Getty Images)

A 16-year-old from Pennsylvania has won the Solo Finals top prize of $3 million and also a Fortnite World Cup trophy.

The teenager was the ultimate victor with a score of 59 points to win

The inaugural Fortnite World Cup Finals took place from 26th to 28th July 2019 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City. Qualifiers for the World Cup had begun online on the 13 of April and ended on 16 June 2019.

Players were able to play and qualify across different modes available in Fortnite, which were: Solo, Duos, and Creative. The prize pool at the competition was $30 million.

The Solo Finals took place on 28 July and featured over 100 players from across the globe to compete in one arena for the top prize.

The winner, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf stated that:

“Words can’t even explain it right now, I’m just so happy. Everything I’ve done, the grind, it’s all paid off.” 

According to reports, his prize winnings are more than Tiger Wood’s Masters’ winnings, with the golfing legend and superstar winning $2.07 million.

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Epic Games, the developer, and publisher of popular battle royale game Fortnite stated that over 40 million players worldwide competed during the World Cup Online Qualifiers for a chance to travel to New York to compete live during the Finals.


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