Fortnite's World Champ Was Swatted This Weekend

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor August 12, 2019
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As a general rule, when a 16-year-old wins $3 Million in a Fortnite tournament, you'd think there'd be celebrating for days. What you likely wouldn't expect -- but I guess probably should at this point -- is that you'd get a visit from the cops.

Over the weekend, Fortnite world champ Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf had to deal with just that. Kyle was in the middle of a stream when he suddenly had to leave after his father told him armed police were at their door. According to Kotaku, he was gone for about 10 minutes before coming back and telling everyone that the cops were there and that they'd come in with guns. He also noted that he was lucky because one of the officers lived in the neighborhood.

Of course, the entire thing was caught on video, which you can watch below.

On a related note -- that note being Fortnite -- Epic is on the receiving end of a class-action lawsuit over hacked Fortnite accounts. The suit filed by Franklin D. Azar & Associates accuses Epic of failing to "maintain adequate security measures and notify users of the security breach in a timely manner." According to Polygon, more than 100 people have joined the class action suit which focuses on a how a bug may have exposed personal player information.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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Meatbag 2 years ago
In other words, business as usual.


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