Fortnite, undoubtedly one of the famous esports in the world currently. And so it would show the same pride in its tournaments too. In the latest World Cup held from July 26 to 28, Bugha Giersdorf, an American teen (16) has won the big bounty of $3million. Making him a grand millionaire already, there are other players in places 2, 3 and 4 have too become millionaires. And in Duos Championship, the European team of pseudonyms names “Nyhrox” and “Aqua” grabbed the top spot with the same $3million as bounty.
Bugha Giersdorf From USA Hit the Jackpot of $3Million Prize From Fortnite’s World Cup
Fortnite has spent over $100million for the event and poured $30million as a pool prize. It made sure that all the participants are walked away with at least a sum of $50,000.
After all, here’s what the Epic Games has to say about the event:
“We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018 and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Whether you re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.
What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe. Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there ‘ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.
This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.”
On the other hand, the recent hit of PUBG too had its grand world cup representing 16 teams. Here, weirdly, the top three teams that won the tournament are from China!