A US young person has won a prize of $3m to become world champion of the computer game fortnite.
It is the largest prize pool in the records of e-sports, taking into account $30m shared between all the winners.
Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo mode of the competition in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, which hosts the US Open tennis tournament.
British minor Jaden Ashman won around 1m for coming second in the duos mode.
Mr Giersdorf, known online as ‘Bugha’, stood smiling and shaking his head as the crowd erupted gone his name was announced.
He told the BBC he wants save most of his prize. “All I want is a new desk and maybe a desk for my trophy,” he said. he said.
The last game was described by the commentators as a “ridiculous victory lap” as the winner played smiling and whistling as he was beating his rivals.
The championship is seen as a major moment in e-sports, which is estimated to be a billion-dollar industry in 2019.
The Fortnite finals event witnessed 100 players battling behind giant computer screens.
Forty million players attempted to qualify on peak of 10 weeks of online competition.
More than 30 nations were represented when 70 players coming from the US, 14 from France and 11 from the UK.
About the Game
The game involves 100 players bodily dropped onto an island where they have to locate weapons, construct structures and eliminate each other to the last man standing.
It has 200 million registered players worldwide and is forgive to download, but players can spend cash through the in-game purchases.
Players can play alone, as part of a four-person squad or a 20-member team, either with friends or people they do not know.
Last month its makers were quizzed by MPs on whether game developers Epic Games did enough to verify the age of players or encourage users to take breaks after long periods of gameplay. In April, the Duke of Sussex called for Fortnite to be banned, saying the game had been “created to addict”.