A 16-year-old just won $3M playing in the Fortnite World Cup

Battle royale game Fortnite has become a phenomenon. The free video game from developer Epic Games has generated billions of dollars and become an obsession for gamers of all ages. That surge in popularity has brought Fortnite tournaments for eager esports gamers to watch and compete in. The biggest of them all is the Fortnite World Cup, and the one who took it all on Sunday was Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf.

The Fortnite World Cup Finals, with a $30 million prize pool, took place July 26 to 28 in New York City at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sunday was the last day of the event and it was all about the solo tournament. Players from all across the globe who qualified in smaller tournaments competed, and it was 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf who won the $3 million first-place prize and the title of the best Fortnite player in the world.

Giersdorf started the day strong, winning the first of six games. In the next five games, he continued to place high and accumulate more eliminations, giving him the point lead.

He kept the top spot throughout the day and had a commanding lead in the last game, where it seemed almost impossible for him to lose.

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