Brit schoolboy, 15, who won £900k at Fortnite World Cup still borrows pocket money from his mum while he waits for his prize


THE British wonderkid who scooped almost £1million at the Fortnite World Cup is still having to take pocket money from his mum while he waits for his winnings.

Essex schoolboy Jaden Ashman, 15, celebrated with a chicken dinner after coming second in the popular fighting game’s pairs competition in New York and earning £900,000.


Jaden still borrows money from his mum Lisa while he waits for his prize[/caption]

Phil Penman

Jaden Ashman won £1.8million with his gaming partner at the Fortnite World Cup in New York[/caption]

But the teen, who has also just signed a £4,000-a-month deal with gaming firm Lazarus, is yet to receive the money and is relying on mum Lisa, 38, for cash.

She told The Sun: “He hasn’t had a penny of anything yet. I gave him a hundred dollars – and I’ve told him I want to see change!”

But there may be a problem with Jaden’s plan to buy hardworking single mum-of-three Lisa, from Hornchurch, a new car to replace her small Fiat 500.

Lisa added: “I still want to work – and I still want to drive around in my Fiat 500. I’ve only just bought it! It took me a long while to earn that car and I am not changing it.”

Talented Jaden told The Sun yesterday how he hoped to buy a car and some Gucci shoes with his huge haul – as well as buy a car for his mum, who works 40-hour weeks to support him.


He won the jaw-dropping sum after finishing runners-up in the Fortnite ‘Duos’ competition with Dutch partner Dave Jong, 21, at its first ever World Cup.

Fortnite sees 100 players dropped on an island where they find weapons, build structures and kill each other – with the last one standing crowned the winner.

American teenager Kyle Giersdorf, 16, stormed to the ‘Solos’ Fortnite title in New York on Sunday night – scooping the £2.4million top prize.

British Fortnite star Kyle Jackson, 14, pocketed more than £300,000 from the World Cup after coming 13th in the solo final.

Benjy Fish, 15, from Sunbury, in Surrey, also came 25th in the solo competition and won £40,000 – adding to the £40,000 he earned after coming 14th in the ‘Duos’ competition.

Fortnite has 250 million players around the world and 40 million attempted to qualify for the World Cup.

One of the Brit Fortnite winners, Kyle Jackson, 14, has revealed that despite his £335,000 haul from the tournament – all he wants is a girlfriend.

He tweeted yesterday: “Even tho I didn’t win…can I get a girl with $410,000 earnings? Plz really want.”

Phil Penman

He plans to buy mum Lisa a new car when he receives the money[/caption]

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