On Sunday, 16-year-old Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf was crowned the champion at the Fortnite World Cup in New York. Giersdorf was awarded $3 million for his win.

The video game Fortnite has become a global phenomenon, with more than 125 million players worldwide, according to the games creator Epic Studio. The game's growing popularity and high cash prizes has further helped turn e-sports into mainstream, viable entertainment.

Trenni Kusnierek, a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, told Boston Public Radio Tuesday that the attention given to Sunday's Fortnite World Cup indicates a possible future for sports coverage where e-sports reigns supreme.

"We talk at our network about what the future of our industry might be. Everybody says in 10 years we could be covering gaming," Kusnierek said. "This is the future of sports."

Kusnierek joined Boston Public Radio to talk about this and more.