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Fortnite World Cup winner Bugha’s social media presence explodes after victory

Published: 29/Jul/2019 16:37 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 16:58

by Eli Becht


16-year-old Fortnite phenom Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf shocked the world by dominating the World Cup Solos tournament and gained thousands of fans across social media shortly after the event.

The Sentinels player came into the tournament at just around 30,000 Twitter followers but after a strong opening game where he came away with nine eliminations and the Victory Royale, he began to gain followers.

However, it wasn’t until he came away with his convincing victory in the tournament that he really began raking in the followers across all of his social media platforms.

His Twitter boomed all the way to over 200,000 followers after his victory and that number is still rising as more and more people learn about his play at the World Cup.

However, that’s not even the platform that has seen the most growth as his Instagram account was able to grow much more exponentially. 

It’s worth mentioning that his Instagram was actually one of his only platforms that weren’t hacked following his victory at the World Cup.

Both his Twitch and Twitter were hacked but Bugha was able to go onto Instagram to let people know it wasn’t him posting suspect tweets from his account.

A tweet from GFUEL’s partnership manager, Bugha’s social media spiked at least 60,000 followers across four major platforms. 

  • Twitter: +165,084
  • Instagram: +235,000
  • Twitch: +63,556
  • YouTube: +161,291

These numbers were accurate as of 9:27 AM EST so we expect them to be even higher now. In the midst of this major growth, Bugha received the elusive verification check mark too.

With all these numbers being so high, one has to wonder how many viewers he will bring in for his first Twitch stream since being named world champ. 

We’ll just have to wait and see how many people he can bring in. For obvious reasons, we aren’t counting his actual first stream since he was hacked.


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.