16-Year-Old Fortnite Champ Is 'Swatting' Prank Victim

Published on Aug. 13, 2019
Category: News & Politics
Source: Youtube

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, the 16-year-old who won $3 million in the Fortnite World Cup, was the victim of a "swatting" prank Saturday as he was livestreaming on Twitch. Swatting is when someone calls 911 to report a fake emergency with the goal of sending a SWAT team racing to the scene. On the livestream, Giersdorf could be heard saying, "I've been swatted." He then left to deal with the situation at his Pennsylvania home before returning about 10 minutes later to share what happened.