Players from all over the world came to attend the first Fortnite World Cup, a major sporting event at New York's Arthur Ashe, with $ 30 million in prize money. The epic tournament will determine this year's best Fortnite solo player on Sunday and has already identified the best duo team of the year.
Fortnite is a game in which 100 players fall on a virtual island and fight to be the last to prevail during a health holiday. Point dehydrating storm brew in the background.
Aqua, 17, and Nyhrox, 16, have weathered this storm.
Fans and speakers were stunned late Saturday when Aqua and Nyhrox, two outsiders, defeated 49 other teams, many from larger, more financially better-off organizations. [1
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Aqua comes from Austria and is known by its real name David Wang. Nyhrox is from Norway and his real name is Emil Bergquist Pedersen. Neither fans were favorites to win the duo championship, nor are they supported by a smaller esport organization called Cooler Esport based in Europe.
"I will remember this moment for the rest of my life," Nyhrox told CNN Business. He said he would save his money and invest, but also update his game setup so that he "can start making streams and uploading videos to YouTube."
Aqua repeated the feelings of his teammate: "Everything is amazing and I can not really believe it all really happened." He said he plans to use the money to get a new PC.
The duo won two rounds in a row as the last survivor in an insane matchup against other pros. These two rounds not only earned them a total of 20 points, but they also scored numerous kills during the tournament and increased their final score to 51 points. It was a tight margin, but enough to win the $ 3 million split.
Following the announcement of the winners, their social media accounts began to explode with increasing numbers of followers and likes. Tweets started becoming viral. This is just crazy @nyhrox, Aqua has tweeted and written it "kreizy".
"Nyhrox and Aqua are good players, but not many people have brought them so far … pretty much every team was expected to do better than the team that has won," said Rod Wroclaw, an esport and play consultant. "All of this makes for a good Esport story."
"I had never heard of Aqua and Nyhrox, so I was surprised," said MRKN Kawzmik, a 14-year-old professional who competes on Sunday in the solo finals. His real name is Kevin Tellez-Torres.
The winners of the second place, Rojo and Wolfiez, take home $ 2,250,000. In fact, the four best duos share millions of dollars in prizes. In particular, Wolfiez uses a controller in comparison to most gamers who play with mouse and keyboard, which is traditionally considered more accurate.
The average age of the competitions on Saturday was 16 years according to an announcer.
Mongraal and Mitro as well as Megga and Dubs are supported by the FaZe clan, one of the better-known sports organizations. Many expected a higher place, but both teams reached the top ten. While they played a strong game in the six rounds, they could not secure any wins and did not get enough kills tomorrow. "Sharing $ 375,000 with Dubs."
Other favorites also failed to make the cut Airwaks, who won the competition between pros and amateurs on Friday, told CNN Business he was upset that he did not fare better on Saturday "Today's competition was not a problem," he said, "but I'm really dissatisfied with today's result." He finished 29th with his partner Nikof, tweeting "Sorry" with a sad emoji, but promising " [more]
It was not all in vain … Anyone who races on Saturday has won at least $ 50,000 just to qualify for the finals, even those who finished last.