What is Bugha’s net worth? Who is Bugha’s girlfriend?
Bugha (real name – Kyle Giersdorf) is an American professional e-sports competitor, Twitch streamer, and YouTuber who gained fame after winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.
He currently plays for Los Angeles-based esports organization Sentinels.
He was born on December 30, 2002, in Pennsylvania, USA.
On June 21, 2015, Giersdorf started his YouTube channel. At the time of writing, Bugha’s channel has over 4.26 million subscribers.
In March 2019, Kyle signed with Sentinels (previously known as Phoenix1), an esports organization based in LA that fields competitive teams in Legends of Runeterra, Halo, Apex Legends, Valorant, and Fortnite.
2019 Fortnite World Cup Championship
In July 2019, Bugha won the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Championship at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Kyle managed to score 59 points over six rounds.
For his win, Kyle took home the top prize of $3 million. It is the largest amount a single individual has won from an esports event in history. Second-place finisher Harrison “Psalm” Chang received $1.8 million.
”Words can’t even explain it. I’m just so happy,” Giersdorf said after his win. He added: ”Everything I’ve done, the grind, it’s all paid off. It’s just insane.”
”I had no emotion, honestly, because I didn’t really understand what was happening,” Kyle stated in another interview. ”But, it was crazy.”
Giersdorf is the first Fortnite World Cup champion. The event was run by Epic Games and cost $100 million in all to organize.
Epic Games said over 40 million players participated in the qualifying events across the world. About 2.3 concurrent million viewers on YouTube and Twitch watched the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Championship finales.
Kyle’s social media accounts got hacked after the win. ”Bugha’s phone and social media accounts have been compromised,” Sentinels Management tweeted. ”We are aware of the situation and are working to regain control.”
Two days later, Giersdorf made an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show.
Later that year, he received the PC Player Of The Year Esports Awards – the PC Rookie Player of the Year.
In 2020, Kyle appeared on Forbes’ 2020 30 Under 30 list for the world of gaming.
In July 2020, he inked a deal with VaynerGaming, a new division of the full-service athlete representation agency VaynerSports.
”The strategy for Bugha for the past nine months has proven successful, and we’ve put the pieces in place to scale and bring on additional players and personalities that we can elevate to a whole new level,” said Tyler Schmitt — Kyle’s day-to-day manager.
”I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends,” said CEO of VaynerX subsidiary VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk. He also said: ”This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”
In October 2020, Bugha has partnered with AdvanceClub, a platform for casual and core gamers. ”I’ve partnered with AdvanceClub to create my personal Advance Class as a way to answer all of these questions and make it simple to watch all in one location,” Bugha said.
In the same month, Giersdorf has partnered with Five Below on a line of exclusive gaming products.
”Really excited to announce my partnership with @fivebelow today – we’re on a mission to make gaming more accessible for everyone,” Kyle tweeted.
In July 2021, he received an in-game skin of his likeness from Epic Games.
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According to reports, Bugha is in a relationship with Twitch streamer Angelica.
In June 2020, Bugha uploaded a video on YouTube titled – “PLAYING FORTNITE WITH MY GIRLFRIEND (Champion League).”
6′ (183 cm)
Giersdorf got the nickname “Bugha” from his grandfather.
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Bugha – Net Worth
Kyle earned most of his wealth from wining the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Championship. He took home a cool $3 million. Calculating the tax he owes the state of New York ($265,000) and the Federal Government ($1.2 million), Giersdorf remains with a little over 1.5 million.
His YouTube channel has over 291 million views, meaning about $900k in revenue before taxes.
On Twitch, Kyle’s channel has more than 5 million followers and over 1,600 subs, meaning about $4,000 in revenue per month from subs. Giersdorf also makes money from sponsors, like Five Below.
Therefore, American professional e-sports competitor Bugha has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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