Surprising the whole world, 16-year old Bugha makes history as he wins the Fortnite World Cup Solo finals!
For quite some time, Epic Games’ Fortnite had a rocky relationship with the whole esports community. But somehow, they’ve seemed to cemented their spot in the community after their first “World Cup”. Especially when 16-year old Bugha secured the championship for their biggest tournament ever.
— Twitch Esports (@TwitchEsports) July 28, 2019
Just this weekend, Fortnite saw the biggest gathering of all professional players at the New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. DJ Marshmello was even present at the Solo finals, kicking it off with a concert.
With 4 divisions, it showed how passionate the Fortnite community is, despite what everyone else says. And among the 4 division winners, the biggest winner of them all was Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf.
Bugha, a Fornite phenomenon
“Emotionally, right now, I don’t feel too much, except I know that this could pretty much change my life forever,”
Hailing from Pennsylvania, Bugha plays professionally for the Los Angeles-based esports team, the Sentinels. The North American East player capped the solo finals with 59 points under his wing.
As soon as the competition started, he made sure to play aggressive. It gave him an advantage in Game 1, putting him on top of the standings with 9 eliminations. He used this advantage to play strong all throughout the game. And soon after, he managed to defeat the other last man standing at the finals, despite the great pressure.
Bugha took him $3,000,000 USD, along with the Fortnite World Cup championship title. Following him in second place was NA East Player Psalm with 33 points and $1,800,000 prize money. Certainly, Bugha’s win will change his life, being the very first World Cup champion and all.
Congrats to all of our winners this weekend at the #FortniteWorldCup Finals
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 28, 2019
Aside from Bugha, Karim “Airwaks” Benghalia and American producer RL Grime defended their title as Fornite’s World Cup Pro-Am celebrity champions. On the other hand, FaZe Clan’s Cizzorz and his Fish Fam won the World Cup Creative Finals. And of course, Nyhrox and Aqua from Cooler Esports takes home the World Cup Duo championship.