16-Year-Old Kyle Giersdorf Just Won $3 Million at Fortnite World Cup Finals

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16-year-old American Kyle Giersdorf, a.k.a. "Bugha" became the first Fortnite world champion in the solo division at the first-ever Fortnite World Cup on Sunday, winning $3 million, the largest share of the $30 million prize pool for the three-day event.

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The solos final happened on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., the location of the U.S. Open each August.


The Pennsylvania-based gamer took the lead in the first of 6 games and never backed down.

"It's insane," Giersdorf said after the final, during which he scored close to double the points of his closest opponent (59 to 33).

Harrison "Psalm" Chang took home $1.8 million for finishing second in Sunday's tournament, $600,000 more than the third-place winner EpikWhale.

The world's top 100 Fortnite players qualified for the World Cup solo competition out of the 40 million that played for a spot in the Finals.

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