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Essex schoolboy wins over $1m in Fortnite World Cup

Essex schoolboy wins over $1m in Fortnite World Cup

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A 15-year-old from Essex will split a $ 2.25m (£1.8m) prize after he and his teammate finished second in the first Fortnite World Cup.Jaden Ashman, who goes by the gamer name Wolfiez, will share the cash with his Dutch gaming partner David 'Rojo' Jong after the duos event in New York. They were beaten to first place by Norwegian Emil Bergquist Pedersen and Austrian David W, known in the gaming world as Nyhrox and Aqua.Nyhrox and Aqua got 51 points to Wolfiez and Rojo's 47.It is not yet known what Ashman will spend his winnings on, but perhaps a meal at his favourite restaurant will come first after he tweeted "Heathrow is trash no wagamama" as he prepared to jet off for the tournament. Advertisement
Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

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Egan Bernal became the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France after Caleb Ewan won the traditional sprint finish in Paris.With the race leader not challenged on the final stage, 22-year-old Bernal became the first Colombian winner.He crossed the line in the peloton, hand-in-hand with his Ineos team-mate and last year's winner Geraint Thomas, who finished second this time. "To finish second behind a team-mate makes it OK," said Welshman Thomas."Two years ago I had my arm in a sling with a broken collarbone watching Chris Froome win, wishing I was riding and I would've taken second then, but it just shows how time and expectations have moved on."Egan is the future and when I'm 45...
US teenager wins $3m playing computer game Fortnite

US teenager wins $3m playing computer game Fortnite

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A US teenager has won a record-breaking $ 3m (£2.4m) to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite.It is the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports, with $ 30m shared amongst the winners.Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo event of the competition in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, which hosts the US Open tennis tournament.British teenager Jaden Ashman won almost £1m for coming second in the duos event.Mr Giersdorf, known online as 'Bugha', stood laughing and shaking his head as the crowd erupted when his name was announced. The final game was described by the commentators as a "ridiculous victory lap" as the winner played with a smile on his face whilst beating his rivals. The event is seen as a major
Watch: New York Mets’ Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

Watch: New York Mets’ Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

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July 8 (UPI) -- New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso blasted 23 homers in the final round to win the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Alonso outlasted Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to claim the Derby trophy and $ 1 million prize. He became the third rookie ever to win the Home Run Derby, joining co-champ Wally Joyner (1986) and Aaron Judge (2017). Alonso, who has a base salary of $ 555,000 this season, said he would donate 10 percent of his winnings between two charities. "That was a blast. I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life," Alonso said. "I have the utmost respect for the people that put their lives on the line every single day. I just want to show my gratitude because a bad day for me is a lot different tha...