Jordan Herzog. (James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio)
SUDBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)—A 16-year old boy from Sudbury is splitting a $100,000 prize after placing in a gaming competition.
Jordan Herzog—gamer alias “Crimz” —and his partner “Spades” placed 17th out of 50 in the duos portion of the Fortnite World Cup in New York City.
The tournament offered $30 million in total prize money.
“It was really really fun meeting people that I knew online, and seeing them in real life, and just hanging out with them,” Herzog said. “On the stage, it was really cool seeing all the crowds.”
Herzog is now taking school online so he can focus on video game playing with the support of his father. He devotes eight to ten hours a day to train for these competitions.
The grind doesn’t stop for Herzog.
“Season 10 starts Thursday of this week. We don’t know exactly when the championship series will start, but I know that there is going to be more tournaments every weekend online,” Herzog said.
*Correction: A previous version of this story reported that Herzog was homeschooled. Herzog is in online school.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports