Shortly after hoisting the trophy, winning $3 million, and being crowned Fortnite solos world champion, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf’s social media accounts started getting a little crazy.
The 16-year-old had fallen victim to a hacker who decided to access the newly made millionaires Twitter and Twitch account.
The hacker urged Bugha’s growing follower base to follow two Twitter accounts.”Follow @perocet @_eclan we in the vip lounge dropping dom p bottles live stream in 10 following 100 back in an hour” one of the tweets read.
It was a similar request on his Twitch account where they’d placed text asking for follows on the same two accounts.
They did take it a bit further on Twitch, apparently gifting subs to FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill who took to Twitter to share the news and ask Twitch to look into the matter.
Bugha did eventually get word out that his accounts had been hacked and let his followers know that the tweets were not made by him.
“My Twitter has bee hacked those tweets are not mine” he posted to his story.
Regardless of the hacking situation, Bugha is certainly on cloud 9 (not the organization, folks) after winning such a monumental and life changing sum of money over the weekend.
The winning placed him in the top 10 highest earning players in all of esports, joining a host of Dota 2 players.