SUDBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Millions of dollars are at stake at the Fortnite World Cup Finals this July, and one Sudbury teenager is training to compete in the videogame tournament.
Jordan Herzog, 16, spends about 8 hours a day in his gaming room, which cost about $20,000 to set up.
“My dad believed that I’d be able to make this all back. He invested in my computer, my set up, everything like that,” Herzog said.
Herzog has made that money back, and then some. He has earned $80,000 competing in tournaments over the past two months. Now, he is training to compete at the Fornite World Cup Finals in Queens, New York this summer.
“It took a lot to qualify for it, so. It’s going to be the top players in the world so it’s going to be very, very tough. The money is well worth it,” Herzog said.
Under the gamertag Crimz, Herzog is competing with a partner against dozens of duo teams. The pool prize for the tournament is at $30 million, with the champion taking home $3 million.
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WBZ NewsRadio’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports