Provided you haven’t been hibernating or been on a tech de-tox lately, it is highly likely that you have come across at least one variation of the “16 year old wins $3M playing video games” click-bait news title somewhere on the world wide web.
People have certainly not shied away from mockingly tweeting about the phenomenon either. But if you actually think about it – it is a highly competitive event and the winner is the best amongst millions across the world – so, why should he not be rewarded for his achievements?
Connor McGregor makes at least $30 million despite losing to Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest fights of the year and no one bats an eyelid. So, how is the winner of the Fortnite World Cup (one of the biggest eSports events which garners hundreds of millions in eSports Betting) making $3 million ludicrous by any stretch of the imagination? eSporting events are on the rise, the FiFA eWorld Cup just wrapped up, and here is BBC’s review of how things went down.
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With that, let us take a look at how the Fortnite World Cup unraveled.
Bugha the Destroyer
Bugha is the name on everyone’s lips! This 16 year old from the United States may be young, but the pool of the 100 solos were all predominantly teenagers. In fact, with a great deal of kills, the fifth place was secured by a 13 – year old who goes by the screen name King. Bugha, however, really stepped it up when it mattered to emerge victorious and was crowned Champion. In fact, when the dust settled, his points total was more than double of Psalm who came in second.
To be able to win with such a huge margin in such an intensely competitive rat race goes to show just how clinical Bugha was throughout the competition. For those who followed him closely, though, it was not such a surprise, Bugha aced his qualifications and never lost pole position throughout his six Solos finals games.
When it comes to entertainment value, Bugha did not disappoint there either. He was the stark opposite of a defensive player. Bugha was aggressive, hungry for blood and the fact that he also raked up the highest total kills in the tournament only further testifies his attacking, aggressive gameplay.
One of the highlights was when Bugha went from being low on health and ammo to quickly getting two kills and recuperating to 100% in just a matter of minutes. The road to victory was not smooth by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, Bugha’s competition came inches away from an instant elimination in game 2.
Overall gameplay and Tfue
Tfue (Turner Tenney), an American Twitch streamer, was a favorite before things got underway. Being the only crossover from celebrity Fortnite Twitch superstars, he was the center of attention a lot and got the spotlight a ton.
Going in, his odds were also one of the highest. However, he could only manage to finish somewhere in the middle ranks at the end. He was not bad, per se, but the others were just too good.
In general, the Fortnite World Cup was exciting and left little to be desired. Players were aggressive, and it was action packed from start to end. There was very little of the hiding away for minutes on end that we had seen in some of the past Fortnite events.
In conclusion, the Fortnite World Cup was a success and it has made millionaires of a handful of teenagers who very well deserve it too! One negative was the fact that there was not a single girl in the top 100 solos, hopefully this will change soon. This does not mean there aren’t girls in eSports in general, here are some of the hottest girls in eSports right now!