Fortnite, a hugely popular Darwinism simulator, is also a hugely popular spectator sport.
"Swatted" refers to the act of swatting which involved calling in a fake emergency to bring armed police to the home of an innocent "suspect".
Newly-crowned Fortnite world champion Kyle Giersdorf has been confronted by police in the middle of a game.More news: Apple leads Wall Street rally as USA delays on tariffs
"Swatting" is a prank phenomenon in the gaming community that sends a SWAT law enforcement unit to an unaware player while they are live streaming gameplay.
"Did he just leave mid-game?" another gamer could be heard asking.
"To the individual who attempted to have our home swatted and could have possibly gotten someone injured in the process, I don't hate you", he said.
Bugha was playing Fortnite Arena Trios with Ghost Gaming's Timothy "Bizzle" Miller and FaZe Clan's Danny "Dubs" Walsh last night when the incident happened. It's disappointingly not unheard of for disgruntled gamers to call the police on rivals or streamers. Kyle leaves the stream leaving his team mates questioning where he went, but after 10 minutes he returns. "They literally pulled up, holy s***".More news: Great Feeling of Relief when Transfer Window Closes: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Video game-related "swatting" has had deadly consequences in the past.
Tyler R. Barriss pleaded guilty in November to 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats including a December 28, 2017, call to police in Wichita, Kansas, during which Barriss falsely reported a shooting and hostage situation at a local address that resulted in the death of Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old father of two. He added one of the officers recognized him, which deescalated the situation.
Authorities say an OH gamer recruited Barriss to "swat" a Wichita gamer, but that the address they used was old, leading police to Finch, who was not involved in the video game or the dispute. "Jesus Christ, the internet's fucking insane".
Here's hoping the police track the swatter down.More news: CHP officer, suspect killed in Riverside gun battle