Epic Games have honored Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals Champions David “aqua” W. and Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen with their own in-game trophy.
Taking place in late July, the Fortnite World Cup Finals was the largest tournament in esports history to date with a collective prize pool of $30 million up-for-grabs.
Aqua and Nyhrox finished the Duos Finals portion of the massive tournament weekend with a total of 51 points, which cemented them in Fortnite esports history and granted them with $3 million to split between them.
With such an enormous victory, Epic Games decided to honor the pair with their own in-game trophy in the Fortnite v10.10 update on Wednesday, August 14, which can be located at Happy Hamlet.
Epic Games also included an in-game trophy for Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals Champion, at Lucky Landing. The decision to place the trophy at Lucky is due to the fact that it was his typical landing spot in World Cup matches.
However, with Nyhrox and aqua, Happy Hamlet was not their usual landing position at the Fortnite World Cup, which has led to some confusion for avid Fortnite esports viewers.
The duo typically dropped in the southwestern region of the map near Happy, although never typically actually went directly into the POI.
Some believe the decision to put the trophy in Happy Hamlet was to make sure it could be seen by as many players as possible at one of the major POIs, rather than in a random spot on the map.
It should be noted that even though the pair won the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals, aqua revealed on Twitter that he is parting ways with Nyhrox in order to create another duo, which was seen as an incredibly strange decision.
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