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Fortnite WC Champ Bugha explains how his dad helped kickstart his career

Published: 25/Nov/2019 19:58

by Eli Becht


World Cup Solos champion Kyle ‘Bugha‘ Giersdorf is the best Fortnite player in his family, but he explains how it was his dad who got him to try the game in the first place.

Bugha became a household name after the Fortnite World Cup, a competition where he flat out dominated the whole way and came away with $3 million as a result.

Going into the final game of the tournament, it was pretty clear he was going to come away with the win, and his life was going to change forever.

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In a documentary released by Epic Games, he explained that it was his dad who first got him into Fortnite.

“My dad played video games for like his entire life,” he said. “He first introduced to the game because he played Save the World, but I kinda found the Battle Royale, so I started playing that with some of my friends and eventually got to competing.”

Save the World is the PvE portion of Fortnite and is completely separate from the Battle Royale mode.

There was no way for his dad to know that by introducing Bugha to Fortnite, he would reach the pinnacle of the game just two years later.

The World Cup was his first-ever local tournament, and his parents remained supportive of him all the way through.

“We were so nervous that we wanted to just get straight to our seats,” his mom said. “So, we just made a beeline. When we walked in, we were just like ‘Wow.’ You can’t even like imagine your son would be part of this amazing production.”

Amusingly, his parents didn’t even think him winning the whole thing would be a possibility, but they were quickly proven wrong.

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When the tournament was underway, he let his play do all of the talking for him. He went to his usual drop spot, Lucky Landing, and eventually finished that first match off with nine eliminations and a victory.

He followed up the first-place finish in the initial match and laid an egg in the next, earning no points. His dad said he noticed that as a turning point.

“I was watching him and I know that he knew what he did was wrong and he just sat there at first, then I saw a seriousness get on his face,” his dad said. “And then I said ‘I think he’s going to be good now.'”

Through four games, he was still firmly in first place, despite a 90th place finish in the second game. Going into the final match, Bugha explained his mindset.

“The sound around me kinda just evaporated and let me get into the zone,” he said. Before the match began, his parents were moved closer to the Winner’s Circle, indicating he was on the verge of coming out on top.

When it was all said and done, Bugha was the champion, but who knows if we would be there at all if it weren’t for his mom and dad.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.