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Nyhrox and Aqua win Duos tournament at $30 million Fortnite World Cup - recap, highlights, final placements

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Nyhrox and Aqua win Duos tournament at $30 million Fortnite World Cup - recap, highlights, final placements
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The Duos half of the $30 million Fortnite World Cup has come to a close on July 27, with Cooler Esport's Nyhrox and Aqua clinching first place and taking home a whopping $3 million.

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After five weeks of grueling qualifiers, the duos that managed to qualify for the World Cup Finals gathered at the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City to battle out for a share of the $15 million prize pool.

Aqua and Nyhrox finished on top with 51 points, followed by Lazarus Esports' Rojo and Wolfiez in second place with 47 points, and the top-three was rounded off by 100 Thieves' Elevate and Ceice, who finished with 45 points. 

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The format of the competition was simple - there were six total matches played, with the duos earning points each round based on both eliminations and placement.

Below, you can find recaps and highlights for each of the six games, as well as the final placements and the amount of prize money that each duo won. 

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Format and scoring for the Duos half of the Fortnite World Cup.

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Game 1 - Tournament favorites start off hot

Coming into the event, NRG Esports' Zayt and Ghost Gaming's Saf were considered to be among the favorites to win the Duos tournament, and they started their run with a bang.

Five eliminations and a Victory Royale in game one gave the powerhouse pair a 15 point haul to start things off.

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Game 2 - TSM make a strong push

The second match saw TSM's Vinny and Zexrow grab the Victory Royale and seven eliminations, adding 17 points to their tally for the tournament and pushing them up to third place.

First place was still controlled by Saf and Zayt, followed by FaZe Clan's Megga and Dubs, who finished fourth and 10th over the first two matches, 

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Game 3 - Underdog duo clutches up

Match three saw one of the lesser talked about duos in compLexity Gaming's Machwood and free agent Calculator take the surprising Victory Royale, along with a whopping nine eliminations between them.

The 19 point haul was good enough to propel them all the way to sixth, with the duos of Saf/Zayt, Megga/Dubs, and Zexrow/Vinny still in firm control of the top three. 

Game 4 - Things start to get interesting

The fourth match saw the eventual champions Nyhrox and Aqua enter the spotlight for the first time, as they took the Victory Royale to become the first European-based duo to finish a game as the last ones standing.

While the top-three spots remained unchanged from the previous match, the powerhouse duo of Mongraal and Mitr0 crept into the fourth spot for the first time. 

Game 5 - Cooler Esport duos go back-to-back

Fresh off their win in game four, Nyhrox and Aqua grabbed a second straight Victory Royale in game five, to go along with their seven eliminations for a total of 17 points.

The back-to-back 17 point showings saw the EU duo push all the way to second place going into the final match, just three points behind the first-place combo of Saf and Zayt.

Game 6 - Another win for Cooler Esports

In a dominant second half that not many would have predicted, the European organization Cooler Esport claimed victory in the final three matches of the Duo competition.

This time, it was the pair of 4zr and Noward that took the Victory Royale, to go along with their three eliminations. With so many of the top players going down early in this match, Nyhrox and Aqua did just enough to clinch the tournament victory. 

Fortnite World Cup Duos final placements

With the six matches done and dusted, here are the final placements for the $15 million Duos tournament at the Fortnite World Cup finals, including the share of the prize pool that each pair of players received.

PlaceTeamPointsPrize Money
1stNyhrox & aqua51$3,000,000
2ndRojo & Wolfiez47$2.250.000
3rdElevate & Ceice45$1,800,000
4thSaf & Zayt44$1,500,000
5thArkhram1x & Falconer44$900,000
6thMongraal & Mitr040$450,000
7thMegga & Dubs38$375,000
8thDerox & itemm36$375,000
9thZexrow & Vinny1x35$225,000
10thVato & Skite31$225,000
11thDeadra & M11Z30$100,000
12thEpikWhale & storm29$100,000
13thNoward & 4zr27$100,000
14thbenjyfishy & MrSavage27$100,000
15thKeys & Slackes27$100,000
16thMackWood & Calculator26$100,000
17thSpades & Crimz26$100,000
18thhype & Serpennt26$100,000
19thBadSniper & Oslo24$100,000
20thScarlet & Bell24$100,000
21stTh0masHD & Klusia24$100,000
22ndChapix & Crue24$100,000
23rdKinstaar & Hunter23$100,000
24thznappy & RedRush23$100,000
25thTschinken & stompy22$100,000
26thTuckz & Vorwenn22$100,000
27thKBB & YuWang18$100,000
28thronaldo & XXiF17$100,000
29thNikof & Airwaks15$100,000
30thLanjok & Punisher15$100,000
31stNate Hill & Funk14$100,000
32ndletw1k3 & fwexy12$100,000
33rdJAMSIDE & 7ssk711$100,000
34thTetchra & Eclipsae11$100,000
35thSceptic & Clix11$100,000
36thCizLucky & Brush11$100,000
37thAydan & Sean10$100,000
38thlittle & jay9$100,000
39thKING & xown9$100,000
40thparpy & volx9$100,000
41stLeno & Barl9$100,000
42ndMing & Puzz8$100,000
43rdLeNain & Tyler158$100,000
44thQuinten & Lnuef6$100,000
45thSkram & Mexe5$100,000
46thRoAtDW & BlooTea4$100,000
47thpfzin & Nicks4$100,000
48thwisheydp & GusTavox83$100,000
49thxMende & XXM2$100,000
50thCoverH & Twizz2$100,000

Fortnite World Cup - recaps for all events

Remember, the Duos tournament was not the only competition held at the World Cup, with there also being the Creative Finals and the Celebrity Pro-Am, recaps for which can be found in the links


This article was updated at 5:08 AM EST on Monday, July 29.

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