News broke late on Monday, October 21st regarding Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf’s current roster situation. We learned that he was at odds with one of his current teammates, Williams “Zayt” Aubin and Rocco “Ghost Saf” Morales, in regards to his streaming tendencies during professional scrims. Giersdorf took to Twitter stating that he was in search of a new squad. His only request was a new squad that will be accepting of his streaming schedule during the competitive season. After much anticipation, Giersdorf seemed to have located a new squad, which he planned on announcing on his stream in the early evening of Tuesday, October 22nd.
With Fortnite Reddit and Twitter in a frenzy, Giersdorf took full advantage of the eyes on his situation. The World Cup Champion had over 10K viewers watching on his Twitch channel as he planned to unveil his new squad. Unfortunately for fans of drama, Giersdorf revealed that the squad of himself, Aubin, Liquid Stretch and Morales remains unchanged. Although Giersdorf noted that he was seriously considering other squads moving forward, he ultimately decided to work through the internal struggles with his current squad. He made reference to his duo, Liquid Stretch, stating that he would not feel right parting ways with the rising star. For now, all is well in the world of our Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion and his squad is stable for the time being.
— code mongraal (@Mongraal) October 22, 2019
— Zayt (@zayt) October 22, 2019
The drama surrounding Giersdorf’s decision spawned multiple parodies from other professional Fortnite players. The likes of Kyle “FaZe Mongraal” Jackson and Williams “NRG Zayt” Aubin himself got in on the fun. Nevertheless, it appears that minimal roster changes have taken place since the initial influx of squad announcements. It’s safe to say that all existing squads are safe for the time being, and we likely will not see many roster changes leading into the next iteration of the Fortnite Champion Series.
Epic Games is hosting a Fortnite Champion Series warmup this weekend to prepare players for the following weeks of competition leading into the FNCS Finals.
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