These Kids Won Millions Playing Fortnite
What a time to be alive!
We’re living in a world where 15 and 16-year-olds are winning millions for playing a video game. Kyle Giersdorf is the 16-year-old Fortnite World Cup Solo winner on Sunday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York winning a $3 million prize.
15-year-old Jaden Ashman will split 2.25 million with his Dutch partner, Dave Jong, after the pair came second in the duos sections at the first Fortnite World Cup. Jaden says his 8-hours a day of video game playing caused fights with his mom and she even threw out his Xbox once!
More than 100 finalists were set to take part in the event’s various competitions, having been whittled down from around 40 million who attempted to qualify for the tournament and compete for the 3 million US dollar prize.