Fortnite World Cup Winner ‘Bugha’ Reveals Adorable History Of His Name

16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf has cemented himself in the world of esports forever following his incredible win during the first ever Fortnite World Cup.

Giersdorf, who plays under the moniker ‘Buga,’ scooped the $3 million grand prize for his undeniably skilful win and the teen hasn’t left the headlines since.

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Appearing on The Tonight Show, Bugha chatted to Jimmy Fallon about the win and what it’s like to be one of the certified best Fortnite players in the world.

Interestingly, Fallon ensured that we got to hear just why Bugha picked the name he did, and it’s seriously wholesome AF.

“My grandpa gave me the name when I was a baby,” Giersdorf explained. “He used to say, ‘Bugha, bugha, bugha,’ and I used to laugh. So that’s where I get it from.”


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During the World Cup, Bugha absolutely annihilated the competition, nearly doubling the score of the second-placing contestant. He landed the top spot with a total of 59 points, with second place scoring 33.

It took six serious intense sessions for the game to get got, but Bugha absolutely pulled it out of the bag with this one.

Bugha has since talked about his epic win in a video over on his YouTube channel. Check it out below!

YouTube video

In other news, Bugha’s incredible story was recently featured on Fox News, leading to a blunder that’s gotten Fortnite players across the world laughing their *sses off.

As you can see in the tweet below, Fox News attempted to enlighten non-Fortniteplayers about the game with text that reads: “What is Fortnite.

“Game is free to play but add-ons are available.

“Way to Cheat: Hide in the bushes until the end of the game and you can sometimes win without doing anything.”

If you suddenly see dozens of non-gamers camping out in Fortnite bushes, they’re probably Fox News fans who think they’re about to land a $3 million win…

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