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.