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American Teenager Nabs $3 mn Prize in Fortnite Gaming Tournament

Sports | Reuters | July 27, 2019, 11:07 am
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 American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite. In this photo, Bugha celebrates his win as the first solo World Champion at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite. In this photo, Bugha celebrates his win as the first solo World Champion at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Marshmello and Fortnite player Ninja prior to participating in the Pro-AM during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

Marshmello and Fortnite player Ninja prior to participating in the Pro-AM during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Aqua and Nyhrox celebrate after winning the dons finals at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Aqua and Nyhrox celebrate after winning the dons finals at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Fortnite characters sit with the fans during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Fortnite characters sit with the fans during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Singer Jordan Fisher and Fortnite player Ewok wave to the crowd prior to participating in the Pro-AM during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

Singer Jordan Fisher and Fortnite player Ewok wave to the crowd prior to participating in the Pro-AM during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Alex Mendez pumps up the crowd before the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Alex Mendez pumps up the crowd before the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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 RL Grime and Airwaks celebrate after winning the Pro-AM during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

RL Grime and Airwaks celebrate after winning the Pro-AM during the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Bugha celebrates with his family after his victory as the first solo World Champion at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Bugha celebrates with his family after his victory as the first solo World Champion at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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 Fans react during the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals at Flushing Meadows Arthur Ashe stadium in the Queens borough of New York. (Image: Reuters)

Fans react during the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals at Flushing Meadows Arthur Ashe stadium in the Queens borough of New York. (Image: Reuters)

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 The family of aqua and Nyhrox celebrate after winning the duos finals at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

The family of aqua and Nyhrox celebrate after winning the duos finals at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Image: Reuters/Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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