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Fortnite: The British player takes second place in the E-Sports World Championship



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A British teenager has won nearly a million pounds after finishing second to his team-mate in the Fortnite World Cup final.

Jaden Ashman from Essex will split 2.25 million USD (1.8 million GBP) with his Dutch partner.

The popular online shooter game Fortnite has 250 million users worldwide and the event's prize pool is the biggest ever $ 30 million one e-sports event.

Jaden told the BBC he was "stunned" to have cut that high.

Under the name Wolfiez, he and his team-mate Dave Jong (Rojo) took second place in the duo event.

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Media Title Jaden and his mother sometimes argued about his gaming hobby.

The Norwegian Emil Bergquist Pedersen and the Austrian David W – Nyhrox and Aqua – took the first place and won with 51 points on Ashman and Jongs 47. [19659004] The singles final takes place on Sunday.

Jaden has been playing the game since it came out about two years ago, but unlike many finalists, it's relatively unknown with only a few thousand followers and fans on social media.

His mother, Lisa Dallman, said she and her son had quarrels because his grades had suffered at school.

She said she once kicked out an Xbox after an argument – but now she accepts Jaden's career choice as a professional e-sports player.

The Fortnite finale ends Sunday with 100 players battling huge computer screens at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Forty million players have tried to qualify for the online contest over a ten-week period.

The winner receives $ 3 million and becomes the first Fortnite World Champion.

With a total of $ 30 million, the prize pool is the largest ever awarded at an e-sports event – until the annual DOTA-2 tournament in August.

Over 30 nations are represented by 70 players from the US, 14 from France and 11 from the UK.

Fortnite is arguably the most popular game in the world, involving the loss of 100 players on an island, where they must find weapons, build structures, and eliminate each other until a player is ahead.


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