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Glassboro, New Jersey Teen Earns Spot at Fortnite World Cup with $30,000,000 Prize Pool

A 16-year-old high schooler from New Jersey just earned a spot at the Fortnite World Cup — a video gaming competition that boasts a $30 million prize pool.

Jared Elwood, who plays under the handle "Eclipsae" (pronounced eclipse-ay) is a junior at Glassboro High School in New Jersey. He is one of 200 top performing Fortnite players from around the world that are heading to New York for the World Cup.

The sold-out competition will take place from July 26 to July 28 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, which can seat over 23,000 people.

"I thought he was doing awesome and would make a little a bit of money, but I didn’t expect this to happen,” said Beth Elwood, Jared’s mother. "I was quite shocked.”

Just for participating in the Fortnite World Cup, Jared gets $75,000 to split with his duo partner, "Tetchra," a 16-year-old from Florida.

If the two win the competition, they could earn $3 million. "I would probably invest it,” Jared said about the prize money.

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VIDEO: Glassboro Students Solve Everyday Problems by Exploring Engineering

"They're the ones that are going to be solving the next engineering challenges so to be able to expose them [and] get them excited about it [will] hopefully increase that talent pipeline down the future."

The young engineers also got the chance to work alongside current Rowan students to solve everyday problems with the help of science.

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South Jersey Technology Park signs agreement with multinational animal health firm HIPRA to build HQ, R&D and manufacturing facilities, create 200 jobs

 

Rowan University, in conjunction with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, is pleased to announce that the Spanish multinational veterinary pharmaceutical company HIPRA will establish its North American headquarters at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township, New Jersey.

The firm will purchase 25 acres of the Tech Park’s 180 acres on Rowan’s West Campus, located about a mile from its main campus in Glassboro.

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