Bursting into the scene in 2017, Fortnite quickly became a global phenomenon. Though the premise had been done in the past, Epic Games took the battle royale genre and made it incredibly accessible to everyone. With an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master foundation, the game appeals to most audiences of gamers. This led to the biggest streamers in the world playing Fortnite as their main game, reaching millions of watchers.
This ultimately led to the slow growth of a competitive scene. First dabbling with creator and celebrity events, Epic Games eventually formed a Fortnite World Cup. The first-ever FWC earned massive media attention when 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf aka Bugha won it all, netting himself $3M.
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