The First “Fortnite” World Cup Made a Bunch of Teenagers Instant Millionaires

I’m not saying you should let your kid play video games 24/7.  But if they get good enough, they might help you retire someday . . .

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The first “Fortnite” World Cup happened in New York this weekend.  And eight gamers became instant MILLIONAIRES.

The total prize pool was THIRTY MILLION BUCKS.  A 16-year-old from Pennsylvania named Kyle Giersdorf won the grand prize of $3 million.  And seven other gamers won at least one million.  Most of them were teenagers . . .

A 16-year-old from California named Shane Cotton took home $1.2 million.  And a 15-year-old from England named Jaden Ashman won just over a million bucks.

Even gamers who DIDN’T do well took home a nice chunk of change.  200 people made it into the tournament by qualifying online.  And even last place got 50 GRAND.

The mother of the 15-year-old from England said she actually tried to get him to stop playing video games so his grades wouldn’t slip . . . and she even threw out his Xbox at one point.  But now he’s using some of his winnings to buy her a new HOUSE.

(After Kyle won the grand prize, his parents also talked about his education and why it’s important.  They said they know there’s a 12-year-old out there who could beat him next year.  So it can’t be his ONLY option for the future.)