Fortnite World Champion Swatted On Stream


Bugha won $3 million for his first-place finish in the first-ever Fortnite World Cup in July and even appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about his win with host Jimmy Fallon.

The other gamers on his team continued to play, and won the game in his absence.

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, the 16-year-old Fortnite player who just became the newest World Cup solo champion, had his home "swatted" on Saturday as he live-streamed a session alongside pro players Ghost Bizzle and FaZe Dubs, Kotaku reports.

"Swatting" is the act of reporting a made up crime to police with the intent of disrupting and/or harming someone.

"Swatting" is a prank phenomenon in the gaming community that sends a SWAT law enforcement unit to an unaware player while they are live streaming gameplay. More than 38,000 people were watching Giersdorf's game when he was interrupted by the police.

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Yet another armed police force has been called in on yet another unsuspecting victim, as the recently crowned Fortnite world champion took a break from a livestream to deal with a swatting incident at his own front door.

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf was streaming "Fortnite" on Sunday evening with two friends when he suddenly left during a crucial end-of-match moment.

"I got swatted", Giersdorf said in the clip. "Dude, they come in with guns, bro". In 2017, for instance a 28-year-old Kansas man was killed by police who responded to what they were misled to believe was a reported murder.

Thankfully, this particular situation was quickly defused because one of the officers attending the incident lives in Bugha's neighbourhood and recognised the teen.