16-year-oldKyle “Bugha” Giersdorf from the US, just won $3 million in the solo competition. Right after a British teenager made the last record.
British teenager Jaden Ashman, 15, has just made it very difficult for the world’s parents toreprimandtheir kids for playing video games.
The teen gamer, known as Wolfiez, and his teammate came in second place in the Fortnite World Cupduoscompetition.
Ashman has been playing Fortnite since the day it was released, he says, and practices up to eight hours a day.
This may explain how he succeeded in the 10-week competition involving 40 million players worldwide, which ended with 100 finalists.
The British teen was also a devoted gamer before the popular game came out in 2017, telling the BBC that he got his first Xbox when he was just six years old.
His mother, Lisa Dallman, who traveled with her son to the competition in New York, says she was confident that he’d place well, but didn’t anticipate him doing as well as he did, or that gaming would make her son a millionaire.
Nor has she always been thrilled about his love of video games. “I’ve actually thrown an Xbox out, snapped a headset,” she says.
Dallman tried to push him to focus.
But now that he has won, she seems pleased and unconcerned that the money will change him.
“Jaden’s not really amaterialisticperson,” she insists.
She believes the million dollars could last a lifetime, enabling him to order takeout from UberEats while he plays games and enjoys being in his element.