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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 complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.