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Bugha appears on Jimmy Fallon to discuss everything Fortnite World Cup

Published: 30/Jul/2019 8:06 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 8:45

by Matt Porter

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The celebrations have continued for Kyle ‘Brugha’ Giersdorf, with the Fortnite World Cup champion making a special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a sit-down interview about his success.

The 16-year-old became headline news around the world on Sunday, July 28 when he outlasted and outplayed 99 other competitors to hoist the Fortnite World Cup trophy, and take home the $3 million grand prize.

Just over 24 hours after his victory, Bugha was at 30 Rockefeller Plaza to sit down with late-night star Jimmy Fallon to discuss his monumental success, and the hard work that went into bringing home the cup.

Epic GamesBugha became the first Fortnite World Cup solos champion.

After showing off the American’s massive trophy, Fallon asked Bugha to explain how much work went into his triumph, saying “People think ‘You just play video games and you won,’ and you put a lot of work into this.”

Bugha agreed, explaining that he goes through “long practices every day,” and has to start every session by warming up his hands for 30 minutes using Fortnite Creative to get himself ready to compete.

Fallon then asked what time the 16-year-old wakes up at, with the pro player having to clarify if the host meant on the weekends, or on school days when he’s got to get up to go to class.

“I wake up at 12 on the weekends,” Bugha revealed. “I warm up, and then I get into a call with my friends, go over strategies. It’s like my job.”

You can watch the full video of Bugha’s appearance on The Tonight Show below.

The World Cup champion also shared the heart-warming meaning behind his gamer tag, explaining that his grandfather used to make the noise when he was a child to entertain him, and revealed his humble beginnings in competitive Fortnite, stating that he used to make $100 from winning tournaments.

Bugha’s media tour is set to continue, with the 16-year-old scheduled to make an appearance on The Today Show on Tuesday, July 30.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.