It appears Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, Fortnite’s newest world champ at just 16 years of age, was a victim of swatting.
The whole affair was caught on video because of Bugha’s live stream. You can hear his father telling him that there are armed police officers at his front door.
He comes back and naturally reacts, a bit shaken.
Fortunately, it appears one of the officers recognized Bugha, keeping the incident from escalating.
Poorna Shankar / A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.