The First Fortnite World Cup Winner Takes Home $3 Million

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor July 29, 2019
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This past weekend, Epic Games hosted the first Fornite World Cup event. The event featured several tournament types, including duo matches and the creative tournament. It ended Sunday with the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals winner being crowned and awarded $3 million.

The 16-year-old winner, Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf, reportedly took down dozens of players each round. In the end, he had earned 59 points and a big lead over the 2nd place winner. He also walked away with the largest cash prize ever awarded to one player in single tournament.

If that's not crazy enough. A 13-year-old player earned $900,000 for taking fifth place. The kid -- Thiago "King" Lapp was the only non-American to make the top five and is the minimum allowable age for entering the tournament.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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Corey Cananza 3 years ago
3 million, my god


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