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Fortnite World Cup Will Change E-Sports Forever

The 2019 Fortnite World Cup is officially over and it has without a doubt changed the landscape of E-Sports forever in more ways than one.

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The Fortnite World Cup was this past week, and it was the biggest E-Sports event of all time. Players came in from across the world to compete with the best of the best for a chance at the record $30 million prize pool. There has never been an event like this, and though some veteran gamers aren’t a fan of Fortnite, it’s changing the landscape of E-Sports forever.

Gaming isn’t something that some parents see as a career, and want their children to do other things. However, the average age at the Fortnite World Cup was 16, proving that it’s a legitimate dream for kids to have. The days of parents telling their kids to get off their games and go play outside may be no more. 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf won the solo portion of the World Cup and took home a nice prize claim of $3 million. This was enough to make him one of the top-10 highest-earning E-Sports athletes of all-time. Yeah, I think it is safe to say that parents might be a little more understanding of their children trying to pursue an E-Sports career.

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