In case you missed the news, last weekend Epic Games hosted its first-ever Fortnite World Cup. Over three days, players from across the globe were competing for a 30 million dollar prize pool in a few different competitions – Fortnite Creative Tournament, Pro-Am, Duos, and Solos. The competition has concluded and here are your winners.
The Creative competition was hosted on Friday, 26th of July. 32 players participated in series of Death Runs, Prop Hunt, King of the Hill, and more creative modes for a chance to grab the biggest slice of 3 million dollar prize pool. Before the final match Fish Fam, Funky Fighters, and Raven’s Revenge were going hand in hand. The last map was a Death Run and Fish Fam is known to have many Death Run experts, so unsurprisingly, the team claimed the prize.
The celebrity competition of Fortnite World Cup was a fun one. It was a perfect warm-up before the real thing. For those who don’t know, Pro-Am is a traditional Fortnite competition in which celebrities of the game battle it out for 3 million dollar charity prize pool. The title was once again claimed by Airwalks, a former League of Legends player who already won such event last June. His partner was RL Grime, a known trap music artist. While the duo didn’t claim victory in any of the four rounds, their accumulated 52 points for their kills was enough to secure the victory.
One of the main events of the weekend was the Duos competition. While there were many favorites to claim the title, two European underdogs proved that everyone can put up a fight. Austrian David “Aqua” Wang and Norvegian Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen representing a small European esports organization called Cooler Esport. won back to back rounds as the final survivors in a frenzied matchup against other pros. The duo claimed 2 victories across all rounds and managed to secure plenty of kills throughout the tournament which allowed them to claim the first place in the final standings.
The main attraction of the whole Fortnite World Cup was to figure out the best Fortnite player in the world. This title was claimed by US player Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf who went home with $3 million off of the prize pool, as the winner of the solo tournament by a wide margin. Bugha’s aggression and kills in the early matches allowed him to enter match six with a 15-point lead. And the lead wasn’t wasted.