Fortnite: Tfue Accuses World Champ Bugha of Teaming in Scrims

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Fortnite: Tfue Accuses World Champ Bugha of Teaming in Scrims

Cheating allegations continue in competitive Fortnite involving Twitch star Tfue and World Cup Champion Bugha.


Since the announcement of the FNCS Invitational, players have begun working on their drop spots and loot paths. Twitch superstar and former Fortnite Champion Turner “Tfue” Tenney is one of these many players looking to establish a strategy in solos. With heavy traffic at The Grotto, Tfue has been workshopping potential landing spots for the upcoming $2M USD tournament. Unfortunately, some new cheating allegations surfaced in competitive Fortnite during a professional scrim session on Sunday involving Tfue and the Fortnite World Cup Champion, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf.

Heavy snipe henchmen base

The cheating accusations all began when Tfue decided to land at the Henchmen base located on the mountain between Craggy Cliffs and Steamy Stacks. The popular Twitch streamer and professional player previously landed there with duo partner Scoped before their switch to The Grotto for the Fortnite Champion Series. Tfue knows that area, and it would make sense for him to drop here in solo competitions. However, it appears that both Tfue and Bugha had the same idea for a landing spot, as did a third pro player named Avery, who typically lands in Craggy Cliffs.

What went down?

The details are shoddy at best, and the evidence is all circumstantial, which we’ve gotten used to in competitive Fortnite. A Twitter account named @TfuesBurner captured a clip of Tfue during an alleged teaming situation. First, the three players closed in on the Henchmen base to begin the match. At this point, Tfue engaged in a boxfight with Bugha. While Tfue looked for an angle, Avery dealt damage to Tfue through a window from outside the main house. The sketchy situation forced Tfue to retreat, at which point Avery completed a simple elimination as Tfue had no resources or shield. The former FaZe Clan member immediately claimed that the two players who landed with him just teamed against him. Upon further review and input, Tfue felt as though this indeed was the case.

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The VOD review

During the ensuing footage review, Tfue identified Bugha and Avery as the two players that sandwiched him at the Henchmen base. Tfue voiced aloud to his duo partner Scoped that Avery and Bugha were the two players. Scoped all but confirmed that they likely teamed against him. “I was fighting Bugha, he was the one who was hiding, and Avery killed me,” said Tfue during the VOD review. Scoped then responded without hesitation saying, “They were 100% teaming.” He later reiterated that Bugha was not streaming at that time, and the former Fortnite World Cup Champion and Avery often compete in Daily Duo Cups together.

Lack of tangible evidence

The situation between Tfue, Avery and Bugha seems suspicious, but there’s no real proof. Former Secret Skirmish winner Timothy “Bizzle” Miller and Winter Royale 2019 winner Ajerss believed that Tfue’s suspicions were likely accurate but it’s all hearsay and assumptions. We likely won’t see punishment on any level either; considering that these professional scrims are custom lobbies that pro players arrange in a variety of Discord servers. Bugha being the Fortnite World Cup Champion, certainly gives him a level of immunity when a situation like this arises. We can theorize all day as to what happened. But no smoking gun points to Bugha and Avery communicating, and therefore nothing will likely come of this for punishment.

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It’s also worth noting that Tfue accuses players of stream sniping, teaming and colluding fairly often given that he is the most popular Fortnite streamer on Twitch. He recently accused Ryan “Chap” Chaplo and his duo partner Av of teaming during the FNCS competition. As previously stated, it’s not an easy task to prove that Bugha was indeed teaming against Tfue. Even if proof existed, good luck convincing the professional players who run that specific Discord server to kick Bugha out or discipline him in some way. Neither Bugha nor Avery has offered a comment in relation to Tfue’s accusations. And it all reinforces why Tfue doesn’t participate in pro scrims often.

Stay tuned to ESTNN for more competitive Fortnite coverage as we approach the FNCS Invitational.

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Matt Pryor
Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.