Fortnite $3 million victor swatted during Fortnite match

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The teen who took home $3 million after winning the Fortnite World Cup last month was swatted while streaming the video game from his home.

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.

Armed police stormed the home of a teenage Fortnite champion while he was live streaming a session after he fell victim to a "swatting" incident, where a prank caller alleged he had shot his father and tied up his mother.

In the second clip, around ten minutes later, Giersdorf returns to the game and explains he's just been swatted. He is also all of 16 years old, and so a threat against him also involved his parents, whose personal information may have been easy to find. "They literally pulled up", Giersdorf said. "Jesus Christ, the internet's f**king insane". "I was lucky because one officer he was in our neighbourhood", Giersdorf says on the stream.

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No one was hurt in the exchange, which Giersdorf chalks up to one of the responding officers knowing him from the neighborhood. Stream sniping can make a livestreamer's attempts to play a game extremely aggravating, but by far the most terrifying thing that can happen to a streamer is being swatted - as the Fortnite world champ discovered last night.

The young gamer's dad, Glenn Giersdorf, told ABC News he had a message for the person who swatted his son.

However, in April a gamer was sentenced to 20 years in jail for making a swatting call that led to an innocent man being killed.

Police told ESPN that they believed the call came from Europe but did not provide any other details on the suspected "swatter". When police called, Giersdorf's father answered the phone, then came out the front door.

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