Daequan reveals why he let Bugha win Fortnite World Cup - Dexerto

Daequan reveals why he let Bugha win Fortnite World Cup

Published: 26/Aug/2019 8:24 Updated: 26/Aug/2019 8:42

by David Purcell


Team SoloMid’s Fortnite World Cup.

The 16-year-old Fortnite Battle Royale pro shocked the world on the game’s biggest stage on July 28, as he fended off another 99 competitors to scoop not only the solos trophy, but a $3 million cash prize too. 

However, while Bugha might well have looked like the best player in the world on that night, Daequan has provided his fans with a hilarious explanation for the win. 

Epic GamesThere was a total of $30 million on the line at the Fortnite World Cup.

“I already told you all, look. The whole reason I didn’t play the [Fortnite] World Cup was because his mom hit me up. She was like ‘Hey, can you not play in the World Cup so my son, little Bugha, can win'” he said during a broadcast on August 25. 

The TSM pro player added: “I was just like, you’re going to have to just slide me a couple of dollars but, I got you, you know what I’m saying. You know, we hit a little transaction up,” he added. “Next thing you know, 16-year-old Bugha wins the World Cup.” 

While the explanation for Bugha’s shock victory was a good one from Daequan, who never competed at the tournament, there’s little to no chance that it’s true. He’s definitely joking, if you didn’t realize already.

A number of high profile Fortnite streamers who did compete at the $30 million Fortnite World Cup competition arguably flopped, too, with Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney finishing up in 67th place at the event’s finals. 

Yet, there’s no reason to suggest that himself, Daequan, and many others from the streaming community won’t qualify next time out and make a statement on the grandest stage of them all. 


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


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.