- Name: Kyle Giersdorf
- Age: 16
- Height: TBD
- Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, USA
- Team: Sentinels
- Primary Game: Fortnite
- Estimated Net Worth: $3.1 Million
New to the spotlight is Bugha, winner of the first ever Fortnite World Cup. At just 16 years old, he’s one of the youngest competitive players on the scene. But don’t let his age fool you. Bugha is as fierce as the rest of ’em, with a knack for outbuilding and outmanuevering every opponent.
Did you catch the Fortnite World Cup? You know, the one that pitted the best players in the world against each other for over $30 million in cash prices? In case you missed it, a 16 year old upstart took home the grand prize and the title of best Fortnite player in the world. That someone is none other than Bugha.
Bugha is a still a fresh face to many, which is why we’ve put together this profile outlining his stats, setup, and settings. If you’d like to go pro, emulating your favorite players is an excellent idea. So why not go with the best?
Bugha Settings – Fortnite Sensitivity
Sensitivity X: .120
Sensitivity Y: .120
Polling Rate: 1000
Bugha Settings – Fortnite Keybinds
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Bugha Settings – Fortnite Settings
Bugha’s Streaming Setup
Bugha is known for his insane edits and building skills. If you watch some of his videos, you’ll see that opposing players are often dead before they have any idea what’s happening around them. It’s all about the settings and honing his game to optimize building and accuracy.
Bugha’s graphics settings are pretty bare-bones, granting him maximum FPS with very little strain on his processors. While it may not look as pretty as some other streamers, it’s a smart move that has paid dividends. And despite claiming he’s not color-blind, Bugha swears that using the color-blind setting of Protanope helps him see the colors better. Whatever his reasoning may be, it’s obviously working.
It doesn’t hurt that Bugha’s setup is top of the line and with his recent rise to fame, his gear has seen a rather intense ramp in quality as well. Going from mid to high-tier comp gear and components in the new compact Corsair One i165 tower has allowed for Bugha to stay at the top of his game while experiencing little to no frame drops or ping.
Most of the time, you’ll find Bugha streaming for roughly 8 hours a day whenever he’s done with schooling. And as soon as we get some solid information on Bugha’s win rate and total matches, we’ll make sure to provide that information here.
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It wasn’t until the end of 2018 that Bugha started creating Fortnite videos and uploading them to his Youtube. And it wasn’t until several months later that the traction really picked up and he started getting noticed. Finally, on March 25th, 2019, he was hand-picked by the Sentinels to represent their gaming team. Enter the newly minted SEN Bugha or Bugha Sentinels.
It was a smart move. Bugha went from relative obscurity to serious competitor when he landed a spot in the World Cup during the first week of trials. A couple months later, he flew out to New York with the rest of the lineup. But he could never anticipate what happened next.
Not only did Bugha win the Fortnite World Cup, he absolutely dominated. By the end of the tournament, he sat at #1 with a whopping 59 points. That’s 26 more than the next highest player.
Since the tournament, Bugha has been enjoying his newfound celebrity by streaming to millions of new followers. Moreover, he’s begun playing with the likes of Ninja, Tfue, and other top Fortnite celebs for maximum exposure. In more recent news, Bugha was nominated and received not only the award for Best Esports PC Rookie, but also for Esports Player of the Year in November of 2019. Following his award ceremony, Bugha went home, and dominated once again. This time at the solo platform cash cup for $2.5k.
However, these few tournaments aren’t the end for Bugha. As of writing this, Bugha is currently partaking in the final rounds of the FNCS season finals, and will undoubtedly be competing frequently in the years to come. The sky is truly the limit for Bugha. At just 16 years old, he’s at the beginning of what’s sure to be a long and successful eSports career.
There are a lot of questions surrounding the rise of Bugha. That’s why we curated this FAQ to offer up-to-date information on everything related to the Fortnite superstar. If you have a question not answered here, shoot us an email. We’d be happy to add it to our list.
What is Bugha’s real name?
Bugha’s real name is Kyle Giersdorf.
Where is Bugha from?
Bugha is from Pennsylvania, USA.
How old is Bugha?
As of 2019, Bugha is 16 years old.
What team is Bugha on?
Bugha is a part of the Sentinels Gaming Team.
How many members are in the Sentinels?
The Sentinels have only 6 Fortnite, four Apex Legends, and 2 Hearthstone players for a grand total of a 12 member team.
How much has Bugha won from Tournaments in total?
Taking his $3 Million winnings out of the total, Bugha has won a solid $61,716 from tournaments in 2019.
Is Stretch actually Bugha's Brother?
Seemingly more of a joke than a true fact, Team Liquid’s Stretch might actually be Bugha’s brother, though it’s unverified at this point.
How much did Bugha win from the World Cup?
Bugha won a cool 3 million dollars from winning the Fortnite World Cup.
What mouse is Bugha using?
Bugha uses the Finalmouse Air58 Ninja Edition Mouse.
What keyboard is Bugha using?
Bugha uses the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard.
What monitor does Bugha use?
Like many other eSports gamers, Bugha uses the Alienware AW2518H Gaming Monitor.
What happened with Bugha's Squad?
Due to a disagreement with Bugha streaming during scrims, he was removed from his squad team with Stretch, clarityG, and Thwifo.