Fortnite World Champion swatted while streaming on Twitch

The other gamers on his team continued to play, and won the game in his absence.

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, a member of the Sentinels eSports team and recent victor of the Fortnite World Cup Solos Championship, was "swatted" last night while streaming on Twitch.

"I've been swatted", Bugha said on the live stream. which, BTW, is a dumb trend when someone makes a fake claim on a 911 call to get law enforcement to crash an unsuspecting victim's home.

In the middle of a stream, Giersdorf's dad tells him police are at the door. In this case, it appears that one or more people reported a crime at Giersdorf's parents' home where he lives as well.

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf recently made headlines for winning the top prize in a big tournament based on the popular video game.

He then said one of the officers lived in his neighbourhood and recognised him.

In case you're unfamiliar, "swatting" is the act of falsely reporting a crime with the intent of harming and/or scaring someone else. When he arrives back online, he says, "They come in with guns, bro".

"Swatting" is a form of criminal harassment whereby a false report is filed with the police in the hopes of dispatching armed officers to a person's address.

Tyler R. Barriss pleaded guilty in November to 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats including a December 28, 2017, call to police in Wichita, Kansas, during which Barriss falsely reported a shooting and hostage situation at a local address that resulted in the death of Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old father of two. "They literally pulled up", Giersdorf said when asked about what happened.

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