Epic Games Crowns The First 'Fortnite' World Cup Champion

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A championship tournament took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium and although the stadium hosts the US Open (tennis) every year, this championship was not related to the sport. It was in fact for Epic Games smash hit video game, "Fortnite". The first ever Fortnite World Cup was quite a spectacle and had a $30 million prize pool that was split among categories such as solo and duos.

Over 30 countries were represented and was tilted to the younger side as the average age of a player was 16 years old. The solo prize was the big one and was won by 16 year old American and e-sports pro, Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf. He won $3 million and became Epic Games first "Fortnite" World Cup champion.

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