Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Fortnite World Cup champion swatted while live on Twitch

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.

"Swatting" is a criminal harassment tactic of deceiving the police into sending an armed response team to another person's address, sometimes by fooling emergency services.

"I've been swatted", Bugha said on the live stream. which, BTW, is a dumb trend when someone makes a fake claim on a 911 call to get law enforcement to crash an unsuspecting victim's home.

Twitch is a streaming site where fans can watch gamers play live.

He was about seven hours into a "trios" game, played with two teammates, when his dad was heard coming into his room and saying something to him.

"They come in with guns, bro", Bugha said.

After Bizzle clutched up and won the game, he and Dubs were trying to figure out what happened to Bugha. A subsequent clip captured the streamer's return and explanation of events: "Yeah, I got swatted".

It is not known what the swatter told police when they made their false report. A 2017 dispute over Call of Duty led to a "swatting" incident in which a 28-year-old man was shot and killed by police.

Police headed to the Giersdorf home and surrounded it. Werner said it's procedure to then call into the home.

No one was hurt in the exchange, which Giersdorf chalks up to one of the responding officers knowing him from the neighborhood.

Bugha came back to the stream, and explained that one of the police officers knew of his gaming career and reputation, so the situation was resolved quickly and without further issue.

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