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

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


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.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.