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US Teenager Wins Fortnite World Cup for $3 Million

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Published on July 29, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

US Teenager Wins Fortnite World Cup for $3 Million

US Teenager Wins Fortnite World Cup for $3 Million .

16-year-old Pennsylvania native Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf claimed the top prize in New York City over the weekend.

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The massive event was held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.

According to CNN, the tournament was viewed by over one million online.

Words can't really explain it.

I'm so happy.

Everything I've done in the grind has all paid off and it's just insane, Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf, via CNN.

The $3 million is the biggest payout for the winner of a solo Esports competition.

Coming in second to Giersdorf at the tournament was Harrison "Psalm" Chang.

For his effort, the 24-year-old took home $1.8 million.

Californian Shane "Epikwhale" Cotton, another 16-year-old gamer, came in third place and won $1.2 million.

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