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16-year-old wins $3M in Fortnite World Cup

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 17:27:08-04

(KGTV) -- A 16-year-old from Pennsylvania won $3 million at the Fortnite World Cup Finals, according to The Independent.

The paper reports that the teen, Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf, beat more than 40 million other people to take home the prize.

The creator of Fortnite, Epic Games, said it was the "most participated-in tournament of all time,” according to The Independent.

The company says a total of $30 million was on the line for various events.

Every player competing at the finals won at least $50,000, according to The Independent.

Fortnite is an online game released in 2017.