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Bugha’s CS:GO stream accidentally hosted by Fortnite Twitch channel

Published: 21/Aug/2019 21:25 Updated: 21/Aug/2019 21:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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The official Twitch channel of Fortnite mistakenly hosted World Cup Solos champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, even though he wasn’t even playing the popular battle royale at the time.

One thing that Epic Games have done consistently is help promote some of the big-name content creators and professionals who play Fortnite Battle Royale.

That’s why it came as no surprise when the official Twitch channel hosted Bugha, their pride and joy who is also the champion of the Solos tournament at last month’s $30 million World Cup

What did come as a surprise was the fact that he wasn’t even playing Fortnite when his channel was hosted, as pointed out by Reddit user ‘qwety9000.’

Instead, he was dabbling in some CounterStrike: Global Offensive, so it was quite odd to see Epic Games’ channel hosting someone that wasn’t even playing their game. 

Reddit - qwety9000Fortnite hosted World Cup Champion Bugha’s Twitch channel, but he was playing CS:GO.

Apparently, Bugha had been playing Fortnite earlier during that very stream, but had gotten tired of practicing in scrim matches and decided to turn to CS:GO to get a change of pace.

However, with his channel having gotten so massive since he won the World Cup, Epic had him on a timed auto-host, meaning that the Fortnite channel would start hosting his page starting from a specific time that day.

Unfortunately, his switch to CS:GO ended up coinciding with the auto-host, creating a pretty awkward situation for Epic, seeing as how their 2.3+ million followers could all see them hosting a CS:GO stream with 17,500+ viewers. 

Reddit - qwety900017,500+ viewers were watching Bugha play CS:GO.

This is obviously a pretty glaring and embarrassing error on the part of Epic, since the last thing they probably want to do is promote a game that’s not one of their own.

However, considering all of the hot water they’ve been in recently with their own player-base, this is probably going to go by relatively unnoticed, with many players still fuming at the developers for keeping the controversial BRUTE Mech suits in the game. 

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.