Esports are increasingly popular. And is that video games are now more interesting than ever. In recent years, and with the incorporation of Battle Royale, the competitions have become very intense. This weekend, the turn was for Fortnite, one of the most popular video games in recent times.
In parallel, the Esports have been transformed into a money machine. The world competition that was defined at the Arthur Ashe stadium in New York had as winner Kyle Bugha Giersdorf, a 16-year-old teenager who took the grand prize of $ 3 million dollars in the single player competition, a record high in Esports
With 59 points in total, the American managed to beat the most famous and professional streamers by a large margin (almost double). It is the first time that a player earns so much money in an Esports competition. Second place went to psalm, who pocketed a prize of $ 1,800,000 dollars.
No doubt this is a great victory for Epic Games, the creators of the video game. Not only is Fortnite now the third title that gives the most money in Esports, but they have also created a universe whose fans grow every day. During the Fortnite World Cup, merchandise that you usually find in the videogame was also sold: Durr Burgers and Pizza Pit. They created a whole physical experience based on the digital world, something very similar to what we can find in the Harry Potter amusement park in Orlando or Star Wars in California.
The spectators can visit places in flesh and blood that they could only see in the digital world and, of course, the costumes are seen everywhere in the sand.
The team competition had as winners Emil Nyhrox Berquist Pedersen and David aqua Wang, who won $ 3 million in total.
Fortnite is about to enter its tenth season and the emotions of the fans are stronger than ever. And now with its first success in Esports, it is likely that Fortnite will give much to talk about in the coming years.