15-year-old from Essex secures £1m in Fortnite World Cup winnings

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A fifteen-year-old from Essex has secured almost £1 million by coming second in the first Fortnite World Cup, beating off competition from almost forty million players who’d attempted to qualify alongside him.

Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman, who teamed up for duos with Dutch teammate David “Rojo” Jong, were runner-ups after they were beaten 47-51 by Emil Bergquist Pedersen and David W., AKA Nyhrox and Aqua. They will split £1.8 million cash prize between them.

“I’ve actually thrown an XBox out, snapped a headset – we’ve had a nightmare,” Ashman’s mother, Lisa Dallman, told the BBC, admitting she had been “quite against” her teen son’s love of gaming.

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