Fortnite

13-year-old Fortnite World Cup star shares heart-warming moment with dad after winning $900k

Published: 29/Jul/2019 9:17 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 9:39

by Marcus Banks

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The Fortnite World Cup is over with Sentinels pro Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf becoming the first-ever solo World Champion – however, one young player from Argentina stole the show.

Bugha secured a Victory Royale in game one of the solo tournament and never left first place in the subsequent five matches as he picked up multiple eliminations on the way to racking up numerous placement points. No-one was able to catch up meaning he scooped the $3m top prize.

Despite Bugha’s remarkable performances, fans were left shocked by the showing of one young Fortnite pro in particular, 13-year-old Argentinean star – Thiago ‘King’ Lapp – who ended the tournament in fifth place.

Epic GamesBugha secured the first ever solo World Cup trophy.

The youngster qualified for both the duo and solo World Cup finals but flourished when playing on his own. His ridiculous aggression and insane close-quarter combat left Fortnite fans and casters amazed.

King quickly built up a large number of points thanks to his eliminations, killing huge Fortnite stars like Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney in the process, meaning he finished in fifth place – winning an eye-watering $900,000.

After the matches had wrapped up, footage emerged of a heart-warming scene between King and his dad embracing following his son’s amazing accomplishment.

According to Check-in Price, the average salary in Argentina is roughly $324 meaning the amount of money he won should be life-changing for his family. In the clip, his dad repeated “todo tuyo” which translates to “all yours”.

King has proven he has what it takes to perform on the main stage meaning he should be one to watch in future Fortnite competition, such as the brand new Fortnite Championship Series for Season 10.

One thing is for sure, his World Cup showing has earned him plenty of new fans.

Esports

IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

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Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.