Fortnite: World Cup Champion Bugha Re-Signs With Sentinels

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Fortnite: World Cup Champion Bugha Re-Signs With Sentinels

Bugha will remain with Sentinels for another two years.

Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf announced today that he has re-signed with Sentinels esports organization. Since winning $3 million at the inaugural worldwide Fortnite competition in July of 2019, Bugha has experienced the absolute heights that competitive gaming offers. He became one of the hottest commodities in esports, which prompted him to sign with Gary Vaynerchuk's “VaynerGaming” sporting agency. Additionally, Bugha established exclusive partnerships with popular American retail chain Five Below and even launched a line of apparel. He brokered all of these deals while under Sentinels, where he will spend the next two years of his young career.

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Two Year Extension

Bugha, who turned 18-years-old today, tweeted his official contract signing while sporting Sentinels'Sentinels' signature red and black colors. “Proud to announce that I'm resigning to @Sentinels for another 2 years!” He wrote. It's an exciting get for the esports organization, who signed Bugha in March of 2019 before his historical Fortnite tournament victory. Although Sentinels currently possesses esports rosters in Valorant, Apex Legends and Halo, Bugha is arguably the organization's most significant star.

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Continued Successes in Competitive Fortnite

Under no circumstances would Sentinels allow Bugha to go elsewhere. Since winning the Fortnite World Cup nearly a year and a half ago, Bugha maintains consistent success in the competitive Fortnite sector. Since its inception in Season X, the young superstar has qualified for the Grand Finals of each seasonal Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) competition. His best placements occurred in Chapter 2 – Season 3 and Chapter 2 – Season 4, where Bugha respectively claimed fourth and third place. Despite catapulting himself into the limelight, the 18-year-old has handled the championship pressures cool, calm and collected.

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What's Next for Bugha?

2021 will be an essential year for competitive Fortnite and Bugha. Epic Games postponed a second global Fortnite World Cup until at least 2022, meaning Bugha will have to wait another year before he properly defends his title. Regardless, the 18-year-old continues to compete and stream while collecting tens of thousands in prize money. Bugha maintains 3.6 million followers on Twitch and 1.4 million on Twitter. There's no doubt that he remains one of the world's best Fortnite players, making Bugha's contract extension with Sentinels a no-brainer.

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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.