They call this the Fortnite World Cup, yes, the World Cup of a video game. We used to live in a world where parents would try anything to make sure their children stayed away from the TV and video games. Now, we can encourage it, especially when there is millions on the line.
Source (Hollywood Reporter) – 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 Sunday 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.
— Tristen (@Conjurings1x) July 28, 2019
His dad was loving it, his family was loving it, and the world was loving it. The reported streams to watch this event (outside from the 16,000 person live crowd) was 2 million online viewers… This is the next big thing.