Teen, 16, wins R42 million in World Cup for popular online game

Teen, 16, wins R42 million in World Cup for popular online game

- A teen, Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf, became an instant millionaire on Sunday

- Giersdorf walked away with R42.5 million after winning the Fortnite World Cup

- The 16-year-old was one of 100 players competing for the prize money, which totalled a whopping R425 million

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On Sunday, Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf, a 16-year-old teen from Pennsylvania, walked away a millionaire after he won the solos division at the Fortnite World Cup in New York.

Briefly.co.za learned the teen won a whopping $3 million, which is an estimated R42.5m, after he took the title in the solo finals.

Fortnite is a popular online survival-themed video game. The tournament, which took place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, offered a total of $30 million, R425 million, in prize money.

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Social media users reacted to the 16-year-old becoming an instant millionaire thanks to the popular game.

Twitter user, @acecoId, commented: "Proof that life ain’t fair."
Another tweep, @iamkoshiek, added: "16 year old Kyle Giersdorf made R43m playing Fortnite this weekend. Yes, you read that right. R43 million. Enjoy your Monday at work!!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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