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Fortnite Battle Royale • Aug 26, 2019

Daequan reveals why he let Bugha win Fortnite World Cup

Daequan reveals why he let Bugha win Fortnite World Cup
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Team SoloMid's Daequan Loco has hilariously revealed the part he had to play in Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf's shock victory at the 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. 


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There 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. 

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