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UK Teen To Play At Fortnite World Cup - Where Winner Takes Home $3 Million

Monday 27 May 2019


From UK news outlet NottinghamshireLive:


Jake Smith in action
Jake Smith in action.

Mansfield teen to play at Fortnite World Cup - where winner takes home $3 million

Jake Smith has been a professional gamer for around two years

By Oliver Pridmore
26 May 2019
© 2019 Local World.

A Mansfield teenager could win up to $3m when he competes in a video game tournament this summer in New York City.

Jake Smith, 18, will be one of 100 players vying for the top prize at the Fortnite World Cup in July - where even coming dead last nets you $50,000.

The tournament centres around the online video game Fortnite, first released in 2017, where players compete to survive in a virtual world.

Jake first came across the game when he had to take a year out of school after being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

He said: "I was really ill at school and when I was doing my GCSEs I had to do them at home.

"So when I started in the sixth-form I had to take a gap year. That was at the same time Fortnite came out so it became really easy to get into and make friends and I was getting better and better at playing it."


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