Fortnite World Cup 2019: 16-Year-Old Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf Wins Video Game Tournament, Becomes 20 Crore Richer!

Giersdorf, who goes by "Bugha" in the gamer world, says "words can't explain it." "Everything I've done, the grind, it's all paid off. It's just insane," he said.

Fortnite World Cup 2019: 16-Year-Old Kyle
Giersdorf scored 26 more points than runner-up "psalm" to win the eSports tournament held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 30 Jul 2019 10:09 AM
New Delhi: All those hours playing video games have paid off for a 16-year-old! Kyle Giersdorf, of Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, won $3 million, which is around 20 crores according to Indian rupee, and became the first Fortnite World Cup solo champion. The competition took place on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Giersdorf scored 26 more points than runner-up "psalm" to win the eSports tournament held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.

Giersdorf, who goes by "Bugha" in the gamer world, says "words can't explain it." "Everything I've done, the grind, it's all paid off. It's just insane," he said. The tournament offered $30 million in total prize money and saw more than 100 players compete over the weekend in duo and solo matches.

In second place, 24-year-old Harrison Chang, of the United States, won USD 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 USD 3 million prize.

Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games. Launched in 2017, Fortnite’s popularity has helped Epic Games reach a $15-billion-valuation last year. It competes with other games like Electronic Arts Inc’s Apex Legends and Tencent Holdings’ PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

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