Fornite’s first-ever solo world champion took home a cool $3 Million. And he’s just 16.
July 29, 2019

The Arthur Ashe stadium in New York city hosted the largest Fortnite tournament so far last week, with duels in various categories. and with over a million viewers tuning in to watch online.

In the spirit of a game that seems unstoppable, 16-year old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, took home the $3 million grand prize for individual players, the largest-ever payout for a single player in an esports tournament.

Interestingly, 24-year-old Harrison “Psalm” Chang, who came in second place, was one of the oldest competitors.

To get an idea of how big this tournament was, everyone who participated in the games, including those who placed last with no points at all, took home at least $50,000 for playing

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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