Video game 'Fortnite' is the lucrative new face of sport

The teen who walked away with R42m after being crowned the 'Fortnite' World Champion is a sign of a change that's rapidly taking place in the world of sports

04 August 2019 - 00:00

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf was all over the internet and the source of plenty of incredulity and befuddlement this week, but the 16-year-old is a sign of a change that's rapidly taking place in the world of sports.

The winner of the inaugural Fortnite World Cup, Giersdorf received $3m (R42.6m) in prize money for being the best player of the popular video game in a competition that took place in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City last week...

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