scorecardThese 8 pro gamers became instant millionaires at the 'Fortnite' World Cup this past weekend, and the biggest winner is just 16 years old
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These 8 pro gamers became instant millionaires at the 'Fortnite' World Cup this past weekend, and the biggest winner is just 16 years old

These 8 pro gamers became instant millionaires at the 'Fortnite' World Cup this past weekend, and the biggest winner is just 16 years old
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Fortnite World Cup 2019 (duos winners)

Epic Games

Emil "Nyhrox" Bergquist Pedersen (left) and David "Aqua" Wang (right)

  • The first ever "Fortnite" World Cup championship took place over the weekend in New York City's iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium.
  • By the end of the three-day event, nearly 10 gamers - many of them, if not most, teenagers - had become millionaires.
  • The highest prize, $3 million, went to a 16-year-old who won the Solos tournament. 
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"Fortnite" isn't just the biggest game in the world - it's also a vehicle for turning gamers into instant millionaires. 

Look no further than this past weekend's first-ever "Fortnite" World Cup for proof of that: The event turned eight pro gamers into instant millionaires, and the biggest winner was only 16 years old. A whole mess of other players, many of them also teenagers, also made hundreds of thousands of dollars as runners-up in the $30 million prize pool.

Here are the biggest winners:

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