16-Year-Old Bugha Wins Fortnite World Cup

Wyatt Fossett,

July 28, 2019 1:22 PM

The Sentinels player takes home the glory and the $3,000,000 grand prize.

Live from New York City, the inaugural Fortnite World Cup Solos concluded today, and with it the glory of the first-ever World Champion title was given alongside one of the largest prize pools in all of esports history. 

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf of the United States is only 16-years-old and today walked home with $3,000,000 dollars and the title of Fortnite World Champion. 

100 of the worlds best Fortnite players wound up in the running for the championship on Sunday in New York, where 6 battle royale games would be played. Cumulative points were earned through eliminations, placements, and of course wins. Bugha took the lead on the standings after Game 1 out of 6, and didn’t let it up. After Game 2, his lead was dwindled to just a single point, but huge performances in games 3, 4, and 5 set him up to head into the 6th and final game with an astounding 15-point lead over 2nd Place. 

Now crowned the greatest Fortnite player in the world, Bugha hoisted his trophy and the man of few words thanked his family as they joined him on-stage to celebrate with Goldenboy and the rest of the Fortnite World Cup broadcast team. 

With some big plays in the final minutes of Game 6, Psalm managed to secure himself a 1-point lead over 3rd Place, earning himself $1,800,000 in prizes. Rounding out the podium was EpikWhale who fell only a point short of an extra $600,000 but still earned an epic $1,200,000 for his troubles. 

Next up for Fortnite will be Season 10 of in-game content, which was teased today during the finals broadcast. Not much is known, other than the promo image including Dusty Depot, a fan-favorite drop zone from the original Fortnite world phase. 

For a look at how all of the games played out, check out our Fortnite World Cup Standings coverage.


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