US teenager wins $3m as Fortnite world champion – BBC News

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A US teenager has won a record-breaking $3m (£2.4m) to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite.

It is the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports, with $30m shared amongst the winners.

Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo event of the competition in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, which hosts the US Open tennis tournament.

Jaden Ashman – a 15-year-old from Hornchurch, London – won almost £1m for coming second in the duos event.

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Date: September 24, 2021

50 thoughts on “US teenager wins $3m as Fortnite world champion – BBC News

  1. this is what parents have to understand what we’re tryna do for them. They say gaming is a failure. But it isn’t. People can win millions of dollars while playing on keyboards.

  2. Minus taxes like $500,000 less.. Still ALOT. Would be nice to follow up with the kid. What he did with his money.

  3. In fortnite games now it’s just wow but back there in this match well it’s lucky I’m not there because I there is a lot of pressure since there’s 3 million US dollars on the line people

  4. Bugha wins 3million dollars
    Brother, Sister, Mother, Family Friends, Gold diggers, Tax, Father who left 15 years ago to buy milk: “allow us to introduce ourselves.”

  5. Media Host: These childrens are being brainwashed by games and even treats it like a full time job pfffft
    Them when they get home: Son!!!! Teach me how to play fartnite
    Them:Dies Instantly with no loot
    Also them:Stupid games

  6. I'm his age and i have straight A's. Damn I wish I could be good at a game that isn't even popular anymore imagine winning 3 mil

  7. This is actually so lame. People would say, ''you don't need education to become successful, or millionaires''. This is crap is not success but an alternate of being a failure from eduction. One of the winners said he played 8 hours on school days. I'm sorry all these so successful people who spent no time with their education have become ''successful'' by ancestory, bribing their way to a successful business, or winning these ridiculous useless pathetic contests. Don't event @ me with some jealousy crap.

  8. They paid millions of dollars just for playing a stupid game, but can’t help homeless in the streets out there hungry with no houses. This is America ??

  9. I hate how he’s parents say they knew he would make it as a gamer no one knew 10+ years ago that people would make millions off of being a gamer smh

  10. Education is important? Ask anyone that has ever made it big if education is important. People that spend way to much time studying don't have time to take risk which is how all successful people become successful.

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