In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf dominated the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals and took home a whopping US$3 million in prize money.
- Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has announced he is leaving streaming platform Twitch to broadcast exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer.
- Fortnite Season 10 introduces Rift Zones and a new two-man vehicle called the B.R.U.T.E.
- And E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison join the cast of Street Fighter V.
16-year old Bugha wins the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals and US$3 million
Beating out 99 of the best Fortnite players in the world, most of whom were much older than him, 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf dominated the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals and took home a whopping US$3 million in prize money.
Bugha now holds the record for the most prize money won by an individual player at a single esports event, and rocketed up to number ten in the all-time esports highest earnings list.
Bugha made his mark early in the competition, notching nine eliminations and the Victory Royale in game one to top the leaderboard with 19 points. Bugha held onto his lead through the remaining five games, finishing with a score of 59 points, 26 points more than second-place finisher Psalm.
Ninja leaves Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has made the bold move of leaving streaming platform Twitch to broadcast exclusively on Microsoft’s rival service, Mixer.
Ninja made the announcement in a tweet and a comedic sketch on his YouTube channel, calling the move “The Next Chapter”.
Although Twitch was essential for Ninja’s rise to fame, Mixer poaching Ninja away appears to be the perfect chess move for the Microsoft-owned streaming platform.
Fortnite Season 10 introduces Rift Zones and a new two-man vehicle called the B.R.U.T.E.
Season 10 of Fortnite: Battle Royale is here, and brings with it huge changes in the form of Rift Zones and a powerful, new two-person vehicle called the B.R.U.T.E.
Rift Zones were created by the massive Singularity explosion that occurred at the start of Season 10. Each zone is a window into the past, bringing back locations from previous seasons, like the famous Dusty Depot just before it was destroyed by the meteor in Season 3.
The B.R.U.T.E. is a new two-man vehicle, with one player in charge of driving, while the other fires its extensive array of weaponry, which includes a shotgun and a missile launcher that can fire up to 10 missiles at the same time. If only one player is present they’ll have to swap between driving and shooting.
E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison join the cast of Street Fighter V
E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia are the newest DLC characters to join the Street Fighter V roster.
E. Honda was the only original Street Fighter II fighter not already on the roster, while Poison’s first appearance was back in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact. The last character, Lucia, is a Final Fight character who is making her Street Fighter debut.
The three new DLC characters — together with a new stage called Honda Sento, which is a remake of Honda’s classic Street Fighter II stage — are available to play now.