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 . . .
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.)