Fortnite star Bugha takes over LA Gladiators HQ in classic SportsCenter parody

Andrew Amos

Fortnite Battle Royale World Cup solos champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf took the headquarters of Overwatch League team Los Angeles Gladiators in a hilarious parody of ESPN’s ‘This is SportsCenter’ commercials.

Viewers of ESPN will know the iconic This is SportsCenter ads, which feature stars from the NFL, NBA, and MLB touring through the ESPN offices and partaking in random day-to-day activities as if they worked there.

Now, esports has gotten its own version, involving both the Gladiators and Sentinels, two teams that are under the P1 Esports banner

In a video shared on September 10, the Overwatch team poked fun at their Fortnite compatriots, saying “the Sentinels won the World Cup and now they think they run the office.”

Bugha took over the streaming computer in the offices while Gladiators flex João Pedro ‘Hydration’ Goes Telles watched on, begging to go live. The Fortnite superstar didn’t budge, leaving Hydration computer-less and on the hunt for a snack.

Players like Owen ‘Animal’ Wright, Benjamin ‘BigGoose’ Isohanni, and Gye ‘rOar’ Chang-hoon all made cameos on Hydration’s tour of the offices, doing completely random things.

There was even a small shoutout to Gladiators Legion off-tank player and popular Twitch personality Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, with balloons hanging in the back of the frame behind BigGoose spelling out his name.

Epic GamesBugha won $3 million at the Fortnite World Cup.

The skit featured a crossover between Fortnite and Overwatch too, as the Gladiators were sharing shields around with the Sentinels, while Animal looked to break down the kitchen wall with a Fortnite Pickaxe.

In the end, Hydration only ended up getting a drink, because everyone else had polished off the pizza. Looking dejected, the star player went back towards the streaming room, waiting for Bugha’s 10 minutes to finally be up.

This parody isn’t the first SportsCenter-inspired video the OWL team has done, as they have an entire series of clips based on having their players do mundane work around the headquarters, such as the one below.

However, in the P1 Esports headquarters, everyone knows who is the real boss. 

Bugha has brought fame and fortune to the Sentinels brand after finishing in first place of the Solos tournament at the $30 million Fortnite World Cup in July, securing a whopping $3 million prize and unprecedented glory. 

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Hailing from Perth, Andrew was formerly Dexerto's Australian Managing Editor. They love telling stories across all games and esports, but they have a soft spot for League of Legends and Rainbow Six. Oh, and they're also fascinated by the rise of VTubers.