Dad’s Amazing Reaction to 17 Year Old Son Winning $86,000 in Fortnite Summer Skirmish

The Fortnite Summer Skirmish has been life-changing for some young players, with a massive $8 million in prize money distributed over eight weeks of competition.

In week four’s North American tournament, 17 year old streamer Reverse2k won the ‘Hold the Throne’ competition, netting him $50,000, plus an extra $36,000 for his fifth place finish overall.

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Hold the Throne was a new format for week four,  which rewarded players for getting the most eliminations in a game and holding on to that top spot, for a bonus $50,000.

Reverse2k managed to keep that number one spot, and received a heartwarming phone call from his father after the event, which he played over loud speaker for his stream to hear.

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While many young gamers still struggle to convince their parents that spending more time gaming is a good thing, earning $86,000 for a few hours work certainly makes for a good argument.

His dad exclaims: “Eighty six fucking thousand dollars? You’re going to need a fucking tax guy!”

Because he won the bonus ‘Hold the Throne’ prize and a 5th place, Reverse2k actually took home more than the 1st place finisher, “NotVivid”. His supportive dad was quickly given the name ‘Papa2k’.

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In total this season, Reverse2k is estimated to have earned just short of $100,000 in the Summer Skirmish – and it is only week four.

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Epic is inviting players who are streamers, YouTubers and some of the best performers from the Solo Showdown LTM, so it is possible for anyone to get a chance at the massive prize money, but you will need to prove yourself.

With the $100 million pledged by Epic Games for Fortnite prize pools in the 2018-19 competitive season, young players like Reverse2k could be very wealthy indeed if they can keep up these performances.