There were numerous big-name players in the event including Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, but since the event was open to players all over the world, many lesser-known players got the chance to show their skills off. Bugha took full advantage of this and flexed his muscles in front of a record audience.
The winners of the Duos event weren’t known to a wide audience and the same thing happened with the Solos tournament with Bugha coming away with the victory.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bugha.
1. He Won His First Match in the World Cup Solos in Dominant Fashion
It takes a lot to win a World Cup but Bugha started as well as anyone could expect by getting the win in his first match. He went out early in the second one but his strong performance early kept him at the top of the leaderboard.
He was able to edge out names like Tfue, Bizzle, Arkhram1x and many others, proving that he is just as deserving of the prize as anyone at the event.
His performance in game one where he came away with nine eliminations and the Victory Royale set the bar high for him and set the tone for the rest of the tournament.
Before the World Cup, he was already making a name for himself in various other Fortnite events, notably Friday Fortnite hosted by YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem.
2. He Is Only 16
Many of the pro players at the World Cup are young, with the average age being just 16.
However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t talented because what we’ve seen proves that age doesn’t matter at all in Fortnite.
Bugha is just 16 which means he has a very bright Fortnite career ahead of him, provided he decides to stick with the game going forward, which there’s really no reason not to.
3. He’s Signed to the Sentinels
Numerous big esports organizations had players representing them at the event including FaZe Clan, 100 Thieves, TSM and many more.
Not every player is signed to an organization since it wasn’t a requirement. Some of them don’t even stream their Fortnite gameplay which is why many of the players are relatively unknown.
Bugha represents Sentinels which isn’t a household organization but it very well could become one in Fortnite thanks to his performance.
It will be interesting to see if he decides to jump to a bigger organization with this newfound fame or if he sticks with what he has.
4. Bugha Is From the USA
Most of the big Fortnite Twitch streamers all reside in North America but that doesn’t mean all the pro players live there.
Some of the best Fortnite players live in Europe, one notable one being Airwaks who is the back-to-back winner of the Fortnite Pro-Am.
Bugha is from United States, Pennsylvania to be exact, so he was able to represent his country in a big way by helping to end the EU vs. NA debate.
5. He Won $3 Million in This Tournament
Everyone in the World Cup came away with a good chunk of money but the winner comes away with by far the most, taking $3 million.
Unlike the Duos event, there’s nobody else to split this prize with so it’ll be all his to spend.
All we have to hope for at this point is he’s able to spend it wisely because that’s a lot of money for somebody to earn at such a young age.
Bugha has a very bright future ahead of him if he’s able to build upon the massive momentum he has built here.