A 15-year-old European Fortnite participant is now $120,000 richer.
The teenage professional competitor from Germany, who goes by JannisZ in-game and is representing Wave Esports, entered the ultimate day of the Fortnite Champion Sequence Invitational Europe regional championship with a 10 level lead. Day 1 was a powerful one for Jannisz, with 5 top-five finishes. With a Victory Royale and extra top-5 performances in Day 2, he would stay within the prime spot till the very finish, regardless of Fortnite Duos World Cup winner David “Aqua” Wang knocking on the door after securing a Victory Royale in Recreation 1. JannisZ was capable of draw back earlier than the sixth and last spherical, ending with 254 factors. Jaden “XL Wolfiez” Ashman clawed into second with a monster last recreation, incomes 234 whole factors and $95,000. Aqua slipped to 3rd with 219 factors and secured $70,000.
“For a child like him, all of the sudden dominating out of duos FNCS along with his 15 yr outdated companion Tayson, [JannisZ] is definitely any individual to observe sooner or later,” Fortnite caster Arten “Ballatw” Esa instructed ESPN. “Although he gained $120,000, in basic Fortnite style… he nonetheless has to go to high school tomorrow. Although I’m wondering what his mates shall be saying!”
The Fortnite Champion Sequence Invitational boasted a $2 million prize pool that included $120,000 for the European winner and $100,000 for the North America East champion. 95,000 viewers on common watched the sixth and last contest within the European area on Twitch and YouTube.
In different areas, Jordan “Jordan” Eckley completed first in Oceania and earned $15,000.