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Essex schoolboy wins over $1m in Fortnite World Cup

Essex schoolboy wins over $1m in Fortnite World Cup

Technology
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
Fortnite: UK player finishes second in e-sports World Cup

Fortnite: UK player finishes second in e-sports World Cup

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device A British teenager has won nearly a million pounds after coming second alongside his teammate in the Fortnite World Cup finals.Jaden Ashman, from Essex will split $ 2.25m (£1.8m) with his Dutch partner.The 15-year-old, competing under the name Wolfiez, told the BBC he was "stunned" to have finished so high.Popular online shooter game Fortnite has 250 million users worldwide, and the event's prize pool of $ 30m is the biggest ever at an esports event.Jaden and his team-mate Dave Jong (Rojo) came second in the duos event. Media playback is unsupported on your device Norwegian Emil Bergquist Pedersen and Austrian David W - Nyhrox and Aqua - took first place
Fortnite World Cup: Players battle for biggest total prize pool

Fortnite World Cup: Players battle for biggest total prize pool

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device The finals of the Fortnite World Cup are taking place in a stadium in New York, with the winner set to earn more prize money than Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic won as Wimbledon champions.Forty million players attempted to qualify over 10 weeks of online competition but only 100 finalists have a shot at winning the $ 3m (£2.4m) prize at Flushing Meadows.With $ 30m to be awarded in total, the prize pool will be the biggest given away at an e-sports event so far - until the annual DOTA 2 tournament in August.All finalists will take home at least $ 50,000 and the runner-up, as well as third and fourth-placed finishers, will all become millionaires.
England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final, Lord'sNew Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50England win after super overScorecardEngland beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice.In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.It meant England we...
Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status

Science
Jodrell Bank Observatory has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.It has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race.The site in Cheshire is part of the University of Manchester. It is dominated by the landmark Lovell Telescope.It joins the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon and other locations that have been added to the prestigious list. The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to decide on the latest sites to be given the honour - awarded to areas considered to be important for the whole of humanity, which will be protected by international treaties. Sc...