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.
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.
On Sunday, Cleveland Indians ace Trevor Bauer threw a nice little temper tantrum by chucking the baseball from the pitcher’s mound all the way passed the center field wall.
And this morning the Cleveland Indians reportedly concerned about Bauer’s behavior are aggressively shopping the pitcher despite being the team holding the top spot in the Wild Card race.
There’s only so much I am sure that Tyreek Hill can say about his incident that resulted in him somehow avoiding a suspension. But his excuse about the “punching his son” comment is absolutely ridiculous as he attributed it to “boxing gloves” and using boxing gloves at home.
Tyreek Hill did also thank the Chiefs organization and Roger Goodell and says he vows to become a better person.