US Student Wins $3 Million In Fortnite World Championship

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If you're still sceptical regarding the eSports, don't be. Playing video games can be quite profitable, and it's not limited to Twitch streaming only. Previously, the Typical Student team told you how to become a Fortnite tutor for $50 an hour. This time around, the story is even more intriguing. 


Fortnite World Championship

Kyle Giersdorf, 16, from the US has just won the first Fortnite World Championship competition in New York City. Giersdorf walked away with the big prize of USD$3 million! This is the largest prize won in the history of eSports, as the competitors altogether shared in a USD$30 million (£24 million) pool. See the big moment in the video below:



The winner who goes by the online moniker Bugha had been training up to 10 hours a day back at home in Philadelphia to get ready for the championship. And we have to say, the competition was crazy, as 100 players were all fighting to win the top spot. They were the best of the best of around 40 million applicants, LADbible reports.



Here's how Kyle commented his victory: "All I want is a new desk and maybe a desk for my trophy. I'm just so happy. Everything I've done, the grind, it's all paid off. It's just insane."


The Second And Third Prizes



The Second Prize of USD$1.8 million (£1.4 million) was won by Harrison 'Psalm' Chang, while the Third Prize was awarded USD$1.2 million (£900,000).

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