Aqua Fortnite: 5 Interesting Facts About the Fortnite World Cup Winner
Aqua is Fortnite's newest champion. The relatively unknown player took home the Fortnite World Cup duos competition Saturday, catapulting himself from obscurity to international stardom. Here are five things to know about the player.
1. His Real Name is David Wang
Though the banner on his Twitter profile lists his name only as David W., aqua's real name is David Wang. He hails from Austria.
2. He Just Turned 17
Aqua has his 17th birthday July 13, just a couple short weeks before he became a millionaire on the back of his Fortnite World Cup performance. According to Epic Games, the average competitor at the World Cup was 16 years old, putting aqua just above that average.
3. He Gained Over 10,000 Followers After the Win
By the time aqua and his teammate Emil "Nyhrox" Bergquist Pedersen had finished lifting the trophy, both had received more than 10,000 new followers on social media.
4. He Makes YouTube Content
As a certified Fortnite professional, aqua makes YouTube videos about the game in addition to live streaming gameplay on Twitch. He currently has 67,000 subscribers on YouTube.
5. He Plans to Upgrade His PC with the Prize Money
In interviews after his win, aqua stated he plans to upgrade his PC with the prize money to improve the quality of his content creation. His current specs — minus his GPU — are available online and are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700k 6x 3.70GHz
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX Black DDR-3000 DIMM CL15 Dual Kit
Fan: be quiet! Dark Rock 4
Storage: 1,000GB Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010 64MB 3.5" SATA 6BS/s
PSU: 700 watts be quiet! System Power 9
Photo courtesy of Epic Games