Teenager Wins $3 million Playing Video Games



A triumphant Kyle Giesdorf with his trophy, yesterday. Photo: Washington Post.

History has been made in New York, United States, yesterday, Sunday July 28, 2019, when a 16 year-old boy, Kyle Giesdorf, of Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, won a breathtaking $3 million, playing video games.

The ‘Fortnite’ World Cup Championship took place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York.

Altogether, $30 million in prize money, went up for grabs, in a competition that featured 40 million contestants, worldwide. In the second position was Harrison Chang, also of the United States, who walked away $1.8 million, while a further $3 million was split between Austria’s David Wang, 17, and Emil Pederson of Norway, 16.

With the emerging trend, it appears video gaming is fast emerging as a full-fledged career, offering prospects of life-changing prize-money.



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