16-year-old Fortnite World Cup champion swatted during livestream

August 12, 2019
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Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, the 16-year-old who recently took home the crown – and $3m USD prize – as Solo Champion in Fortnite’s World Cup event, has been swatted during a livestream.

The incident, which occurred over the weekend (as reported by Kotaku), was captured on video and saw Giersdorf being interrupted mid-game by his father, informing him that armed police were at the door. Giersdorf returned, understandably shaken, around ten minutes later, telling his friends, “They come in with guns, bro”.

Luckily, as Giersdorf explained during the stream, one of the responders recognised him, and, as a result, the situation was resolved promptly and without further incident.

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