16-year-old becomes millionaire by winning Fortnite world cup

16-year-old becomes millionaire by winning Fortnite world cup

One of the biggest phenomena in eSports today, the Fortnite game had its first World Cup held this weekend in New York, United States. The event was promoted by Epic Games, the game’s developer.

In the solo tournament, Kyle Giesdorf, Bugha, was the champion. The 16-year-old took the prize of US $ 3 million (about R $ 11.3 million, at the current price) after accumulating 59 points with the matches.

On the same day, there was a dispute between pairs. At just 16, the duo formed by Norwegian Emil Bergquist Pedersen, known as Nyhrox, and his Austrian companion Thomas Arnould, Aqua, won the day. Accumulating 51 points, the champions earned $ 3 million.

Nyhrox and Aqua defeated another European duo, formed by Dutchman David Jong, nicknamed Rojo, 21, and Briton Jaden Ashman, known as Wolfiez, 15. The runners-up received US $ 1.125 million (about R $ 4.25 million, at the current price).

About Fortnite

Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is part of the Battle Royale genre. The game is downloaded for free for mobile (iOS and Android), consoles (Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) and PC (Windows and Mac).

The most famous game mode is Player x Player (PvP), which can have up to 100 players in the same game. The ultimate goal is to be the last survivor.

The dispute scenario in Fortnite is an island. Upon reaching the area, the player can find weapons and construction material to lift structures and thus protect himself from other competitors.

In addition, to make it more difficult as the match progresses, there is a storm that slowly closes the safe area.