comscore US teenager Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf won $3m at the Fortnite World Cup
News

US teenager Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf won $3m at the Fortnite World Cup

The Fortnite World Cup just concluded and we have a list of all the winners here.

  • Published: July 29, 2019 5:58 PM IST
Fortnite World Cup Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf

Battle royale game Fortnite is definitely one of the most popular games in the world right now. The Fortnite World Cup Finals, just took place in New York City at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The event had a prize pool of $30 million and took place from July 26-28. The growing popularity of the tournament is directly proportional to the huge prize pool. The $30 million prize pool makes it the highest among all gaming tournaments yet. But The International 2019 which is coming in August has already crossed the $30 million mark. Also Read - Fortnite get upside down portals from Stranger Things

Also Read - Flappy Royale, mashup of Flappy Bird and Fortnite available on iOS and Android

But the big news of the day is that Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, who is a 16-year-old from the US has won the Fortnite World Cup Finals. He won the solo winning prize of $3 million. This made him one of the highest-earning esports athletes. Bugha was competing against players from across the world. He won the first six games of the day which gave him a massive boost in points. He kept getting high ranks in the next five games. Throughout the day he had a solid lead over the others. In the last game, he scored so well, nobody else could catch up to him. Also Read - Fortnite content update out with Revolver and 14 Days of Summer

https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/status/1155607815781851138

In the Duos Championship, the European team of Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and David “Aqua” W. took the top prize. They won prize money of $3 million as well. They took two of the six games player which have them a solid lead over the others.

Tournament details

Fortnite had announced the Fortnite World Cup tournament back in June 2018. Epic Games had declared that the prize pool of $100 million will be spread out over a number of different organized events. These would include online events, and major organized competitions all over the world. Here’s what Epic Games had to say back then.

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.

WATCH: Fortnite World Cup Finals – Day 3

Rules, Player Code of Conduct, specifics about platforms and Fall 2018 schedule are on the way. If you re interested in learning more about Fortnite competitive play sign up here. Stay tuned for more!

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: July 29, 2019 5:58 PM IST



new arrivals in india

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

14,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

24,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

49,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Honor 30
Honor 30

Price Not Available

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

44,999

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

54,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

13,999

Motorola Moto E4
Motorola Moto E4

8,999

Samsung Galaxy On Max
Samsung Galaxy On Max

9,775

nubia N2
nubia N2

15,999

Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G

5,290

Motorola Moto C Plus
Motorola Moto C Plus

6,999

Best Sellers