Fortnite's Teenage World Champ Swatted Live on Stream


Since winning the Fortnite tournament and walking away with an unbelievable $3 million (£2.4 million), Bugha has already faced hackers targeting his social media accounts - but this is the first (and hopefully only) time he's been swatted.

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf recently made headlines for winning the top prize in a big tournament based on the popular video game. A clip of the stream shows the moment when the incident happened.

"The internet is fucking insane", said Giersdorf. "After securing the victory royale, Bizzle and Dubs worked out what had happened and joked that it was an 'okay excuse" to leave the game.

"I got swatted?" Bugha asked his father before leaving his gaming setup and going AFK, much to the dismay of his teammates.

After a row over Call of Duty in December 2017, Tyler Barriss told the police that he was holding his family hostage, and gave them an address in Kansas. The caller told police he had killed his father, shooting him multiple times, and tied up his mother in the garage.

Burga adds that he was lucky, as apparently one of the officers on call for the incident lived in his local neighbourhood and recognised him. "They come in with guns, bro", he explains. "Jesus Christ, the internet's f**king insane".

Law enforcement officials say that calling in a false crime is a serious offense that could have unsafe unintended consequences.

Tyler R. Barriss pleaded guilty in November to 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats including a December 28, 2017, call to police in Wichita, Kansas, during which Barriss falsely reported a shooting and hostage situation at a local address that resulted in the death of Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old father of two.