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Fortnite World Cup Crowns Young $3 Million Winner

Epic starts awarding World Cup prizes.


Epic has crowned the winners of the first Fortnite World Cup, and the big winner is teenager Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf. The 16-year-old player won the largest single pool of cash in the competition, taking home $3 million for winning the Solo tournament on Sunday.

That large payout was part of a $30 million prize pool that Epic set aside for the World Cup, split between several competitors. All 100 players earned at least $50,000. The Duos winners Nyhrox and Aqua on team Cooler also earned $3 million, but they split the prize. The Creatives winners took just over $1.3 million each. You can see the final match of the Solos World Up, along with Giersdorf's subsequent victory celebration, in the video below.

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Meanwhile, Fortnite is preparing for the launch of Season 10. What exactly is coming in the next seasonal changeover isn't entirely clear yet, but Epic Games has started to drop teasers indicating that the Drift may be coming back.

The new season is primed to start on August 1, which means you still have some time left to complete the remaining challenges and finish out your battle pass for the season.

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