Bugha shows how he shuts down Fortnite stream snipers - Dexerto

Bugha shows how he shuts down Fortnite stream snipers

Published: 3/Jun/2020 21:45 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 21:59

by Theo Salaun


After gaining international fame by winning 2019’s Fortnite World Cup, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is now subject to to the vast depths of stream snipers—but he is colorfully shutting them down.

Back in April, Bugha was already getting sick of stream snipers, noting that streaming his competitive matches online was leading to people farming him for the “clout.” But that has only gotten worse, as the professional player’s scrims have been flooded with people trying to bait him by offering free meds before killing him (against his scrim’s zone rules).

After initially deciding to simply stop streaming his competitive matches, he’s now come up with ways to curb stream snipers in his scrims too.


If you come into Bugha’s scrims with any plans to subvert competitive integrity by trolling, be prepared to learn the error of your ways. The Sentinels star has decided to take a firm approach to any stream snipers, whether good or bad.

And the approach is very simple: if he sees you treating him differently in a scrim and trying to give him stuff, he will immediately down you and leave you (and your stuff) to be revived in the hopes that you’ve learned a lesson.

Bugha’s approach to dealing with stream snipers in scrims from FortniteCompetitive


In his own words, “Now, get away. Learn your lesson, get away. Take your s**t and get away.”

Following some experiences with “good stream snipers” who would drop meds for the World Cup winner, there have been the aforementioned instances of baiting in which snipers lure Bugha in with goodies before sucker-gunning him down.

Hopefully, the professor’s lesson is working, as those frustrating opponents should no longer expect their tricks to work given his recent switch to a no-nonsense policy regarding those who subvert the competitive integrity of his scrims.

Epic GamesPro Fortnite scrims are hectic as it is, and stream snipers only add to that.


Even despite having his practice rounds interfered with by stream-watching nuisances, the cracked Fortnite pro continues to win money at events. 

For those considering joining his training regime in scrims, just be aware that Bugha’s eyes remain on the prize and that, should you interfere and disobey zone rules, he won’t hesitate to teach you a lesson.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.