Teenager Wins $3 Million Playing Fortnite
All responsible parents limit the amount of time our children played or can play their video games. Well one parent did not and now her 16 year old is a millionaire.
In the first ever Fortnite World Cup a 16 year old from the state of Pennsylvania won $3 million dollars. His name is Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, a pro video-game player who won that money over the weekend at the Queens New York Arthur Ashe Stadium.
At a press conference after his win he said:
Words can’t even explain it. I’m just so happy…Everything I’ve done, the grind, it’s all paid off. It’s just insane.
The runner-up to the solo finals portion of the competition was Harrison “Psalm” Chang. “Bugha” had a final point score of 59 to “Psalm’s” 26, according to the Fortnite World Cup leaderboard, posted on the Fortnite’s website. He certainly did put a video beating on “Psalm”.
He told ESPN:
Emotionally, right now, I don't feel too much, except I know that this could pretty much change my life forever…It's just absolutely unreal.
His mother told ESPN that her teenage son spends eight to 10 hours a day playing the game. I know it worked out for this teenager but I would not exactly say she wins the mother of the year award.
His mother went on to say:
I literally feel like I’m in a dream right now…It’s so surreal. … This is life-changing for him. He’s been playing video games since he was 3, so this is his passion. He told us he could do this, he put his mind to it and he did it.
Parents, there is a 1 in a 100 million your young child will ever win this kind of money or even come close to it playing a video game. My advice would be to continue to limit the amount of time your child can play their games and increase the amount of time they spend on their homework or playing outside.
Just my thought.