Meet the 24-year-old Fortnite tournament runner-up who won $1.8 million

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$30m was shared among the winners, with United States teenager Kyle Giersdorf, just 16 years old, taking home $3m for winning the solo portion of the competition. "I'm just so satisfied", Giersdorf mentioned in an job interview at the function at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, posted by organizers on Twitter.

Named the 'Fortnite Championship Series, the league was revealed during the World Cup in NY where more than 100 players competed for a total prize pot of £24 million. "I'm just so happy", Giersdorf, who plays under the name "Bugha", told Sentinels following his multi-million dollar win.

$30 million in prize money was distributed, with $3 million going to each victor of the solo and duo competitions.

In total, the Fortnite World Cup finals offered a total of $30 million in prizes. After earning his massive paycheck, the young Pennsylvania resident was at a loss of words, saying: "Words can't really explain it". They'll split the $3 million prize. "Everything I've done, the grind, it is all paid off".

The tournament's second place victor Harrison "Psalm" Chang- who took home a hefty $1.8 million- told Yahoo Finance's On The Move Monday that "Fortnite" is the new wave.

The Championship Series will be Fortnite's first step into league competition, with initial participation likely to be open to any of the game's 200 million players.

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We're at a point now in the gaming world where being a competitive player is not the only avenue to go down to make a living.

Giersdorf, when asked about his Bugha nickname, said it comes from his grandfather.

Since its inception past year, the official competitive scene of Fortnite run by creator Epic Games has preached personalities over organizations.

Ashman is looking to give his mom Lisa a piece of the prize - even though she used to scold him for spending so much time playing the shooter-survival game.

The event, run by Epic Games, cost $100 million in all to organize, including 10 weeks of qualifying rounds.

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