16-year-old Mohammad Shami has won the EStars Fortnite tournament, which took place at football grounds across the UK and Ireland.
The player, from Manchester, won the £25,000 top prize after qualifying at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and beating the opposition in the final.
Winners from each city secured their place on the leaderboard by picking up points and securing their spot in the final at Chelsea FC’s ground: Stamford Bridge.
Mohammad said he’s going to use the winnings to take his family on holiday.
The Fortnite tournament has been running for the past three months.
Maeve Finnegan of EStars said, as reported by the official EStars website: “The final at Stamford Bridge was spectacular for these players and I wish all of our finalists the best of luck in their futures in esports.
“EStars is committed to growing the world of competitive gaming for players of all abilities and we look forward to taking EStars global over the next few exiting months.”
EStars said it aims to grow and promote esports at a grassroots level.
Last year, the tournament provider held an EStars League of Legends tournament in Ireland, which saw different teams representing Irish football teams.
Sligo Rovers defeated Shamrock Rovers 2-0 in a best-of-three final to lift the trophy at the event, which also included Irish dancing and other activities.
The UK has some talent in Fortnite. Earlier this year, UK Fortnite player Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson reached the 1m subscriber mark on YouTube just one year after signing to Team Secret.
The UK has also produced some things to forget when it comes to Fortnite, namely the Fortnite Live event in Norwich which was heavily criticised by attendees.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.