A 16-year-old "Fortnite" phenom is $3 million richer after defeating millions of competitors in the video game's first-ever world championship.
Congratulations @bugha! pic.twitter.com/nchRlL3wUC— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) July 28, 2019
According to USA Today, Kyle Giersdorf, whose handle is "Bugha," topped 99 other finalists who faced off in the Fortnite World Cup solo tournament Sunday in New York.
"Emotionally, right now, I don't feel too much, except I know that this could pretty much change my life forever," Giersdorf, of Pennsylvania, told ESPN after his victory. "It's just absolutely unreal."
Giersdorf wasn't the only "Fortnite" player to win big. Sixteen-year-old Emil Bergquist Pedersen, aka "Nyhrox," and David "Aqua" Wang, 17, scored $1.5 million each in the duo competition Saturday, ESPN reported. Overall, top-ranking competitors claimed $30 million in winnings this weekend, USA Today reported.
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