This past weekend was the first ever Fortnite World Cup at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, and it didn’t disappoint. The event lasted three days with the Solo Finals ending on this past Sunday. The first event of the weekend was the Creative section where the Fornite world’s best minds got together to play a variety of mini games that didn’t exactly pertain to the usual gameplay Fortnite provides. Fish Fam took home the first place prize led by Faze Clan member and notorious fun run developer Cizzorz.
The second event of the weekend was the Fortnite Pro Am, where the likes of Dillon Francis, Brendon Urie, Joel McHale, Josh Hart and many more celebrities. This game also had most of the well known gamers that you traditionally are preferred for their content over their play style, such as Pokimane, Valkyrae, DrLupo and of course TimTheTatman.
On Saturday, the world’s greatest dups faced off for the title of the best duo in the world. Despite not claiming the top spot, Faze had a strong outing with Mongraal and his partner Mitro finishing 6th, with Faze Megga and Faze Dubs finishing 7th. Nyhrox and Aqua claimed top prize with a score of 51, raking in a cool 3 mill to split. Not bad for a couple of kids who spend too much time indoors, ammmmmirite?
The biggest event of the weekend was an all day afair sunday showcasing the best players from all over the world. Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf took home first place in dominating fashion, scrapping up a nice 3 million dollar pay day for the 16 year old from Pennsylvania. Woof.
Bugha is an unkown gamer to most who just watch streams, but a very appreciated athlete in the community. This kid is the real deal, and if you need proof, he is known widley considered the greatest solo player fortnite has ever seen. double woof.
Other notable names to bring up that were’nt so hot was crowd favorites Bizzle and Tfue. Bizzle, a relatively well known name in the pro community, underperfomed in the World Cup despite being the top name tossed around to win it. Tfue is an interesting case here, as he stands past most players due to his amazing stream numbers. Tfue performed admirably, but came away with little to no appreciation for his game.
King’s stay King’s as the 13 year old Argentinian God proved. This kid was everywhere, slaying out with kills when other players chose to box up. At 13 years old, this kid has a bright future ahead of him in pro Fortnite.
All in all, this event was amazing. They did a great job of displaying every game to its fullest extent, and despite clearly knowing Bugha had the win around game 5, each player was amazing in their own right. S/O Faze Dubs.
I can’t wait to see what is in store for the future of Fortnite. Summer Skirmish, Fortnite Friday’s, next years world cup, fall skirmish….this game isn’t dying anytime soon.