Teenage Fortnite World Champion "Swatted" On Stream

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Last month, 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million when he was crowned champion of the Fortnite World Cup in NY.

Having surrounded the house with armed police, Giersdorf's father answered the door and the confusion and panic died down when one of the officer recognised the Fortnite champ. "They come in with guns, bro", he explains. They literally pulled up. Kyle streams daily to his audience of over 640,000 followers, so being swatted at this level is kinda insane.

Swatting is the extremely risky practice of making a false report of current or imminent violence to the police, causing them to show up at a location armed and prepared for a confrontation.

The pro player was streaming Fortnite when the police arrived in the middle of a game.

Yet another armed police force has been called in on yet another unsuspecting victim, as the recently crowned Fortnite world champion took a break from a livestream to deal with a swatting incident at his own front door.

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"I got swatted", Giersdorf said in the clip. "Jesus Christ, the internet's fucking insane".

After Bizzle clutched up and won the game, he and Dubs were trying to figure out what happened to Bugha. He added that police believe the call came from Europe.

Video game-related "swatting" has had deadly consequences in the past. "I was lucky, because the one officer. he lives in our neighborhood".

A 2017 swatting ended in a death and the man responsible was given a 20-year sentence. It's unsafe; in 2017 a 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed in a swatting incident after someone made false reports of a hostage situation. The swatting originated from a dispute over Call of Duty, which Finch was not even involved in.

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