Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, the first-ever Fortnite World Cup champion, announced Wednesday that he is re-signing to Sentinels for two more years. The announcement came on his 18th birthday.
The young Fortnite superstar shared the news to the world in a video announcement posted on Twitter. Bugha signed a contract that officially makes the LA-based Sentinels his home for two more years.
Ever since signing with Sentinels back in March of 2019, Bugha went on to become a dominant force in the competitive Fortnite scene. Although he’s seen success well before his Sentinels days, the turning point of his career and biggest achievement to date is becoming the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Champion with a first-place solos finish. He was only 16 at the time, but Bugha took home $3 million in that win alone. He then took home two awards at the 2019 Esports Awards for PC Rookie of the Year and the PC Player of the Year. Bugha followed his historic World Cup performance with a third-place finish at the FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 2 Grand Finals and most recently earned fourth place during the FNCS: Chapter 2 Season 3 Grand Finals.
2020 was a phenomenal year for Sentinels, and re-signing one of the premiere Fortnite players in the world is a great way to end a successful campaign. Earlier in the year, they added to their fortunes by adding Overwatch League MVP and 2019 World Champion Jay “Sinatraa” Won to the team. Sentinels’ Valorant team was crowned the best team in North America when it won the PAX Arena VALORANT Invitational, knocking off Cloud9 to do so.