Kyle ”Bugha” Giersdorf is coming off a huge win in the Fortnite World Cup but the teenager is just thinking about buying a new thing to keep his gaming going. The 16-year-old Fortnite World Cup Finals champion spoke to ESPN on Monday and talked about some of the things he wants to do with the prize.
The only thing he wants to do at the moment is buy a new desk. He told the sports channel that he is definitely going to save and invest it, adding that he is not going to do anything dumb with it. He finished by saying that he definitely wants a desk.
The purchase of a new desk is very important for the gamer since he told the sports channel that he spends about 6 to 7 hours playing the battle royale game.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Fortnite, released in mid 2017, appears to be a simple game but it is much more difficult than it looks. The game focuses on battle royale, which is all about outlasting the other players in the map. Fortnite has another ingredient, the building aspect, which provides cover and a different type of battle.
Getting used to the building aspect can take a while and pro players are often in matches to keep practicing and finding new ways to defeat opponents. Epic often updates the game with new weapons and settings so that also provides a change that requires players to train for long periods of time.
Bugha is the first ever World Cup champion after winning the solo finals on Sunday. He went up against 99 other players. His victory earned him a whopping $3 million, the largest payout for one player in a gaming tournament. Second and third place in the solo finals earned $1.8 and $1.2 million each.
World Cup Finals – Duos and Solo
The Fortnite World Cup finals took place during the weekend. The solo finals took place on Sunday but the tournament also held other matches, including duos. The top duo team won $3 million.
The Fortnite World Cup began with a long qualifier in which millions of players participated. The qualifiers lasted ten weeks, with the top 100 making it to New York, where the tournament was held. The 100 players in solo and duos all competed for millions in prizes. All of the players that qualified for the finals earned $50,000.
Fortnite World Cup Rewards for Viewers
The Fortnite World Cup also had rewards for those who tuned in on YouTube. The video site and Epic reached an agreement to offer free Fortnite cosmetics for those who watched for at least 20 minutes. The option was available right under the video, where users were able to link their YouTube and Epic accounts.
The rewards were handed out to players who watched for at least 20 minutes. Among the rewards were spray emotes and a wrap. Epic had a small issue with the Day 3 rewards but it was announced on Twitter yesterday that the rewards had been given to all who watched.
Fortnite is a free-to-play game available for iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.