Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf has won the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals. The Sentinels' star lifted the trophy after a landslide victory to the tune of a $3 million 1st prize.
Bugha has been a top competitor in Fortnite for quite some time, but no one could have predicted the meteoric pace the sixteen year old put on at the World Cup. At 59 points, Bugha racked up 26 more points than the next nearest competitor.
Bugha found himself amongst the last eight players in the first round and took matters into his own hands, eliminating five of the last six players aside from himself. Bugha secured the first Victory Royale of the Solos Finals with 9 kills to boot.
Bugha was eliminated early in the second round finishing in 90th, but bounced back on the third round. Bugha dealt a whopping 420 damage in the third map of the Solo Finals, and even more impressively, didn't take any damage until only 32 players were left. Bugha's 10th place finish in map 3, as well as his top 5 finish in the final round were integral in Bugha's championship run at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Bugha was already considerd one of the rising stars amongst North American Fortnite elite. After his performance in Flushing, NY, he is without a doubt the greatest Fortnite Solos player in the world.