Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha is $three million richer
Kyle “Bugha” Geirsdorf, a 16-year-old on the Sentinels Fortnite group, took first place within the Solos competitors of the inaugural Fortnite World Cup this afternoon. Bugha amassed 59 factors, with 23 of that coming from eliminations, over the six-round finals performed at this time at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. He takes residence $three million.
“Phrases can’t even clarify it proper now, I’m simply so blissful,” Bugha mentioned in a post-match interview. “Every thing I’ve achieved, the grind, it’s all paid off.”
Bugha gained the primary battle royale outright and by no means relinquished the factors lead over the following three hours. Within the finals, a Victory Royale was value 10 factors, second by fifth place awarded seven factors, sixth by 10th earned 5 factors, 11th by 15th obtained three factors, and eliminations have been value one level every.
Second place finalist was Harrison “Psalm” Chang of Counter Logic Gaming with 33 factors, who simply edged EpikWhale’s 32 factors. Nate “Kreo” Kou and Bryan Eric “KING” Carvalho Nunes have been tied for fourth with 30 factors. Second by fourth place all awarded greater than one million dollars.
The 2019 Fortnite World Cup awarded a $30 million prize pool unfold over three tournaments, the Professional-Am, yesterday’s Duos, and at this time’s Solos. The pool was, for a time, the most important provided till it was overtaken simply final weekend by the crowdfunded pool for Dota 2’’s The Worldwide 2019.
The World Cup is culminates a $100 million inaugural 2018-2019 aggressive season that Epic Video games organized and introduced greater than a 12 months in the past. The sector of 100 Solos finalists got here from regional qualifiers spanning 10 weeks earlier this 12 months. It was joined by a 50-team Duos last that yesterday topped nyrhox and aquaa champions, and awarded them $three million. These important occasions have been preceded by a Artistic World Cup, that includes eight groups of 4, and a Celeb Professional-Am that awarded $three million to numerous charities.