Fortnite Champion Series Invitational Europe title goes to a 15-year-old from Germany

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Posted on: May 25, 2020 6:03 pm EDT

The latest Fortnite competition is taken down by a teenager

The Fortnite Champion Series Invitational Europe concluded with a 15-year-old pro player $120,000 richer. The title went to a German player that goes by JannisZ in-game who was representing Wave Esports. He was crowned champion after accumulating 254 points that he built after starting with the lead when he entered the final day of the regional championship.

JannisZ’s performance during the event was impressive since Day 1 – he finished in the top five five different times. Day 2 was no different for him since he amassed a Victory Royale and more top-five performances. Additionally, he was in the top spot all day long until the very end. Chasing him for the title was Fortnite Duos World Cup winner David “Aqua” Wang, who scored a Victory Royale in Game 1.

JannisZ was able to get a solid advantage during the final round of the competition. The second place was for Jaden “XL Wolfiez” Ashman, who clawed to the spot due to an impressive final game that earned him 243 points and $95,000 for his finish. And Aqua, ended up in third place by accumulating 219 points, which granted him a $70,000 prize.

“For a kid like him, all the sudden dominating out of duos FNCS with his 15-year-old partner Tayson, [JannisZ] is certainly somebody to watch in the future,” Fortnite caster Arten “Ballatw” Esa told ESPN. “Even though he won $120,000, in classic Fortnite fashion … he still has to go to school tomorrow. Though I wonder what his friends will be saying!”

This Fortnite Champion Series Invitational had a $2 million prize pool that also gave $100,000 for the North America East champion. The event was popular among the viewers, with an average of 95,000 viewers connected watching the live stream of the final contest on both Twitch and YouTube channels.