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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | This Week in GWENT 06.12.2019


Hey everyone, Paweł Burza here, I’m the Community Manager for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and this is TWIG, or This Week in GWENT — a weekly show in which we talk everything GWENT! This week we had the roadmap stream, where we talked about what we achieved this year as well as our plans for 2020! If you missed it, you can check it out here on our YouTube channel! If you saw the live stream you’ve heard that we plan to discontinue support for the console versions of the game. You can read the full message by going to the news section on playgwent.com misterhabbla1 created the ultimate video guide for beginners where he highlights all of the decks and archetypes for every faction! Mind=blow! We’ll link the video down in the description below this video Team Leviathan Gaming have updated their 10th meta report for the second time this month! If you’re working on your final climb on the ladder be sure to check out what are best deck to play right now! We’ll link the report below this video! That’s it for this weeks TWiG, see you again next week!

Game Pass Ultimate, ahogy JustVidman látja

December 7, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Game Pass Ultimate, ahogy JustVidman látja


Oh my god! Can anybody help? [♫ dramatic music] I’m a doctor! What happened? Geez doc, we don’thave time for this! I have a Forza! Bring it! [Ughh] What? What was that? [music stops] Come on doc, this man needs quality games asap! Don’t worry we’ll get more! [♫ dramatic music continues] Here’s a Gears 5! Great! Hurry! Ugh… [hard to hear] Multiplayer…. He says he wants to play online! Here’s a 12 months Xbox Live Gold! Stabilizing but his purse won’t keep up this rate! [music stops] Out of the way! [♫ ethereal vocals] The legendary Game Pass Ultimate! More than a hundred games cheap! [music suddenly stops] Wow! Thats brilliant! Let’s go play on Xbox! What? What wast hat? Discover your next favourite game! With the Game Pass Ultimate subscription alongside the Xbox Live Gold membership you gain access to more than a hundred games for a low monthly fee on Xbox and Windows 10! Find our offers online and in the stores! [controller clicks] [Xbox mnemonic sound]

EpikWhale – Stories from the Battle Bus

December 2, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

EpikWhale – Stories from the Battle Bus


Redondo Redondo Beach Redondo Beach, California (dogs barking) (dogs barking) (dogs barking) A year and a half ago, I didn’t even play Fortnite. No one really knew who I was. Epic Games Presents I was just living a normal life, playing games with my friends, and going to school. And now, all of this has happened and it’s crazy. My name is EpikWhale… (Announcer) The players are on the floor in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, they’re ready. (family cheering) EpikWhale, EpikWhale! I’m 17-years-old, and I finished 3rd at the Fortnite World Cup Championship. (family cheering) EpikWhale! (family cheering) (keyboard clacking) Stories from the Battle Bus
(EpikWhale) (train tracks screeching) New New York New York City I traveled to New York with my dad originally, and then the rest of my family came later. We did not have any sense of what this World Cup event really was. We thought it was another tournament that he was going to be playing in, so we did not expect what we’re dealing with now. (off-screen) EpikWhale can go photo and interviews. The World Cup was a very new experience for me. (photographer) Smile…perfect. Just give me a fistbump in the air…nice! I met Psalm and a lot of people that I’ve been playing with and practicing with. (announcer) Ladies and gentleman, 1st place today wins $3 million. If you get 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, your prize money you’re winning is also above the $1 million mark. People always underestimate Epik because he’s quiet. He’s never been the biggest or fastest. But, underneath all of that lurks a very, very strong competitor. (announcer) EpikWhale, known for taking walls, taking names, and pressing forward. After the 1st game, I was in, like, 20-something place. I just kept going up, and then I just went into the teens. (announcer) EpikWhale is currently in 6th position. In game 5, I had an iconic fight with Riversan. (shimmering noise) (announcer) Riversan in 4th, so this is a battle at the top of the leaderboard. No! And Epik cannot quite find the target. That is a moment– That’s huge! –where I think nerves gets you a little bit. Here are the standings: EpikWhale knocked down to 8th. After that, I was just focused on playing the game. What makes him one of the best in the world, his ability to be able to kinda see things strategically that I don’t think everyone sees. (announcer) This is the last game, the Fortnite World Cup Finals! (family cheering) EpikWhale! (snow crunching) (air swooshing) In game 6… I just was playing for endgame. And I ended up getting a lot of points that game. (crowd cheering) (brother) EpikWhale! When it ended, Psalm actually came up to me and… He was like, “Dude, I think you got 3rd place.” And I was like, “No way.” (announcer) EpikWhale, $1.2 million for 3rd. After I won, I met with my family and they all congratulated me. (sister) Did you see? I knew that I would do pretty good, but I didn’t think I’d get, like, top 3. It’s crazy. (off-screen) Amazing! Now if you want to get air conditioning in the car, you can do it. (laughing) (sister) You can upgrade your speaker system! Maybe–Maybe a subwoofer, air conditioning. (cheering) (clothes hangers shuffling) Since the World Cup, I started my senior year in high school… (backpack zippering) Got my driver’s license… And my own car. (door shutting) It’s one of my favorite things. (engine revving) (gear shifting) (engine revving) Since I got my car, I’ve had a lot more freedom. After school, I can just drive with my friends, and we can go get food wherever we want. It’s definitely fun. I have added a few new things to my setup: a new chair, a new PC, a new monitor stand, and a new mouse. So, I can focus on streaming and playing competitive Fortnite, because it’s fun and I like competing and being at the top. (boat motor revving) (water splashing)
It doesn’t surprise us that he’s doing well. It’s been a very wonderful change in our lives, and we couldn’t be happier. (engine revving) I feel like since the World Cup, it definitely has given me a lot of confidence. I haven’t really slowed down, and I’m not going to. Stories from the Battle Bus
(EpikWhale)

Top 10 BEST Indie Game Hidden Gems – December 2019 – PC, Switch, Xbox


With hundreds of games coming out it month
it’s hard to separate the asset swaps from the real indie game bangers. Welcome to get indie gaming and in this video,
we show off 10 indie games, our hidden gems for December 2019, you might have missed the
first time around. At number 10 and while recently featured in
one our mainstream videos, we want to give Valfaris another chance to shine. Developed by the team who made Slain, back
from Hell, Valfaris is a side scrolling shooter where you assume the role of a warrior lord
hell bent on eradicating the plague of monsters and nasties who have set upon his ancestors
once devine kingdom. While there have been a number of games such
as this out this year such as Blazing chrome none have quite matached Valfaris in terms
of the overall looks and how darn well it plays. It’s all so very fluid particularly the
boss and mini boss battles and when coupled with the huge array of weaponry at your disposal
which can be levelled up , This is everything I’ve always wanted to see in a modern nostalgic
side scroller. It’s an unmissable experience for anyone
who grew up with these games on heavy rotation in the arcades and earlier consoles. Valfaris launched this past October and can
be found on Steam and all the standard consokles. At number 9 and from the end of July earlier
this year, 1000 days to escape sees you given the responsibility and any means necessary
to arrange for the rescue of as many humans from earth as possible as the planet is due
to run out of oxygen in as the title suggests, around 1000 days. Despite the heavy nature of the topic, this
one’s essentially a reasonably light hearted space simulation and discovery game. One of the things I really like is how little
it tells you what you need to do – it’s all very hands off which means to get the
most out of it you need to experiment and play things at first a tad fast and loose. All in 1000 days to escape is perhaps not
something you will return to perhaps too often although the allure of trying to save humanity
does make it an initially enthralling little game to while away over the course of an evening. At number 8 and as they saying goes Stone
Story will be proper marmite with I suspect people either loving or hating it for various
reasons with the art style being particularly polarising. Stone story is a really an RPG mixed with
an autor unner where you are not given full control the character. What you can do however is shape how the character
is put together and in doing so, optimise its build and load out to create what’s
essentially a set of rules or AI to get you from point a to be while seeing away the various
enemies and bosses in your way. Stone Story came out in early access in August
with the usual statements of the full game being bigger and better with more levels,
an expanded quest system more bosses and generally more of everything. At number 7 and one of the games I’ve had
most fun with on Apple Arcade is similar to our number. While hardly revolutionary, Bleak Sword with
it being a retro-looking classical hack and slash brawler, what it does offer is a brutal
mix of action with the most challenging and fun boss battles I’ve ever played on a mobile
platform. Sure it doesn’t look overly pretty and yet
that doesn’t matter. The nine levels where you can build your character’s
abilities as you progress all feel measured with a fine difficulty progression from start
to finish. The controls are so simple – you attack, dodge
and use your shield by way of swiping or tapping the screen. To dodge you swipe in the direction you want
to go. A short tap on the screen enables you to parry
attacks and a longer hold while then swiping towards an enemy means you’ll attack in
that direction. I’m not going to say what this game reminds
me of although to get good at it you have to be able to recognise the enemies attack
styles and intervene accordingly oh and you will die an awful, awful lot. For a game designed for mobiles. This is top draw stuff. Up now at number 6, The Gardens Between from
September of 2018 is genre mash up of a time-traveling puzzle game that spins a single simple idea
into a glorious four hours of playtime While the control mechanism has you influence
each of the characters actions, you are not responsible for their actual movement. This sees you take a back seat in the proceedings
where you guide them by moving time backwards and forwards. By doing so, the characters use their abilities
to interact with the beautifully rendered environment. One is able to operate switches to manipulate
the aspects of the game to aid in the puzzle solving progression. The other carries the lamp containing the
orb of light you must deliver to the peak of each level to move on to the next. The majority of the puzzles are simple enough
where you observe the cause and effect of items moving during the passing of time. That being said, some do require a certain
amount of lateral thinking and a little thought. While wordless, the narrative design is also
a real winner with easily relatable characters and themes that left me honestly wanting a
lot lot more. Up next at number 5 Plunge came out back in
august of this year with it seeing you as the one billionth prisoner of an isometricly
designed prison full of traps, monsters and other convicts. The only way to escape is to descend further
into the prison randomised level by levels, of which there are around 400 of them. It’s a simple premise and yet this turn
based strategy roguelite with its beautifully put together art and animation feels wickedly
over looked. It’s one of the easiest rogelites to get
into I’ve seen all year and once you pick it up it’s one of those time oddly pleasant
time sinks you often hear about. There’s puzzle elements here too with you
needing to navigate the level which sees you slip and side your way turn by turn until
you strike an object or wall. The game does a great job of signposting potential
dangers while also giving you clear indications of your health levels, those of the enemies
around you and also imminent dangers such as highlighting sections that say ranged weapons
could strike. While plunge is available on iOS and Steam,
I spent all of my time playing this on the Switch and it feels designed for both long
and quick play sessions at home or for me, on my commute into the office. Up next from the end of October and out on
Steam, Brume is in the words of the developers and I completely agree, it’s inspired by
Dark Souls, the stories of Tolkien and Irish Castels. I can’t say I’m too well versed in that
latter character although I can hold my own in most discussions on those first two references. The format is clearly recognisable with you
going about a place full of forests, swamps and such and along the way you find plenty
of nasty enemies and critters that are quite happy to send you off to the ever after. When you die you come back into the game at
the last camp you visited before setting off once more. Brume is refreshingly sparse. There’s limited lore and no real gimmicks
or things to bog you down in what really is a fighting based exploration type of game
that puts me in mind of the recent Ashen and some such games from a generation or two ago. It is a hard little so and so at times which
can and will put people off it although within a genre that over the years has given us plenty
of beefed up such games, the simplistic nature feels so pleasingly paired back to the basics
which makes it really is so very refreshing. Onwards into the number three, and out in
late may of this year, smile for me is an unconventional point and click adventure that
comes in the unusual guise for this genre of being in the first person. You interact with the other characters by
shaking and nodding your head and while we were at first drawn to smile for me for the
art work that exudes class and style, it’s the overall writing and characterisations
that really make it stand out. While much of the game is spent on bring and
fetch quests, each of these offers a clever and witty little tale with added puzzle and
brief horror moments. The use of a fortune tellor to guide you along
in certain areas will be most welcome to some and while it’s a relatively short affair
and can be completed in single playthrough, smile for me will probably stick with you
long after it done. At number 2 and out late October onto Home
PC we have Mo Astray –You play as Mo with you essentially being a rather creepy version
of Kirby and Yoshi in terms of the gameplay offered here. On looks alone I expected this to be a metriodvania
and yet nope, the game is a old fashioned platformer that doesn’t have you going back
over and over the same areas. That said, as you progress you do unlock new
abilities although having done so, these new skills enable you again move forwards with
the levels adjusting themselves accordingly. Again, there’s no need to back track with
this one. Now this is quite macabre and gory with the
pixel art at work being as good in places as the more recent Blasphemous and like that
one too, Mo Astray feels a touch bloated in the story elements with it going just too
far into twiddledome for my personal tastes. Aside from the little gripe, the control system
is first class and the core platforming sections feel meaty enough to keep players busy and
happy with Mo Astray for a long, long time. Up now and at number 1 and a game that’s
only just out this late November and one that’s stolen our heart in the last week or so we
have bug fables, the ever lasting sapling. The game follows the RPG adventures of three
creatures within Bugaria on their quest to find the ever lasting sapling, a treasure
that’s said to grant immortality to those who have it. As other’s will have already said I’m
sure, Bug Fables really does look as if it is trying to emulate and build upon Paper
Mario the thousand year door from oh I guess nearly 20 years ago and you know what, it
gets so very close to pulling off something quite remarkable. All of the Paper Mario aspects seem to be
here from the flat 2d models with black backgrounds to them walking around and doing their tasks
all within a stunningly put together 3D background. The combat is also straight out of the paper
Mario playbook with the button presses and timing fighting scenarios being expertly curated
and with extra little differences, this fighting is not a like for like copy. Bug fables is one of those games that’s
not a clone of the game it’s imitating. It’s more like a tribute that while poking
you from the get go with its reminiscence of one particular game but also the platforms
from a good few generations ago, it feels plays and tells a story that is fresh and
one we enjoyed tremoundously. Bug Fables is out now via steam, PS4 and the
Nintendo switch. So then, what are you planning on playing
on playing in the run up to the new year, leave us a comment and let us know what you
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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | This Week in GWENT 29.11.2019


Hey everyone, Paweł Burza here, I’m the Community Manager for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and this is TWIG, or This Week in GWENT — a weekly show in which we talk everything GWENT! The Mahakam Seasonal Arena is here and will last till December 10th at noon CET! The rules are the same as in the seasonal mode, meaning that each unit gains resilience after being played. Want to brush up on your GWENT skills? Then Hit up Spyro ZA on YouTube and check out his Common Mistakes video series, where you’ll learn how to become a better GWENT player! We’ll link the channel below this video! You can get awesome GWENT merch from our CDPRED store for a discounted price! Selected items will be available 20% off during our Black Friday sale, so don’t miss out! Speaking of sale, Displate is holding a Black Friday sale today! If you want a metal poster with your favorite GWENT art from the base set as well as the expansions be sure to hit them up! That’s it for this weeks TWiG, see you again next week!

Psalm – Stories from the Battle Bus

November 30, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Psalm – Stories from the Battle Bus


Epic Games Presents You gotta get stronger mentally. It’s absolutely essential if you wanna do well. (crowd cheering) I think when I’m pacing back and forth, it kinda helps me to control my thoughts. (crowd cheering) (announcer) Psalm, the vet! He has performed in so many competitions at a high level. I am 24 years old. In the World Cup, there was no one above that. I think the older age does affect me. But, what I lack for in speed, I have in experience and strategy. (crowd cheering) (announcer) Game 4, about to begin! This has been a wild day thus far. I decided on where I was landing because I was doing that same path for 6 months. (announcer) Baller for Psalm already. Basically I knew all the single chest spawns. (treasure shimmering) Risking your entire game plan on single chests, it can get very risky. (announcer) I like that from Psalm, sign of a veteran player. You gotta take what you can get, and not play greedy. In game 4… everything that I wanted in my plan to work, worked. (announcer) Approaching placement points finally here! We have some great players still left in this game! At this point in the game, it was just me versus Mongraal. (announcer) We’re now down to the final moments! Mongraal in the ultimate low ground. Psalm using the shockwave! (crowd cheering) (announcer) The Victory Royale goes to the veteran Psalm! Psalm now jumps into second place. Normally, I would hate– (laughs) –coming in second place in anything. But when you’re bagging– (laughs) $1.8 million, I’m fine with second place. Stories from the Battle Bus
(Psalm) (birds chirping) Southern Southern California I grew up in Southern California. Born here, raised here. (birds chirping) Right now, I’m only 15 minutes away from my childhood home. I chose to stay close to family just because… My mom— (laughs) –really didn’t want me to move far. She’d be really sad. (knocking on door) Hey Dad. Wow! (laughs) Hey son, how are you? Mom! What’s up Ma? Hi. (laughs) Hi! That Sunday, he went to the (Fortnite) World Cup… (water pouring) My son said to me… he was second place. Can you imagine while I’m driving… I’m shouting with two hands. It was dangerous. A little bit dangerous. (laughs) And then even I cried. Wow, you made it, man. While I was playing golf, I got a phone call from him… and my son told me, “Mom! Mom! I got second place! Second place!” “It’s 1.8 million dollars!” He was so happy and I told him that I was also really happy… and this is like the happiest moment ever. My parents were already pretty supportive… Umm… From a long time ago. The fact that I was able to stay at home… sit in front of a computer and play games… and make a good living off of it. That being said, my mom still wishes I was a doctor. (laughs) (keyboard clacking) I started playing video games when I was around 5 years old. And it was probably because of my brothers, I used to watch them play all the time. There was some Pokémon, the Game Boy… The Nintendo 64… (keyboard clacking) My junior/senior year, I was competing in Dota 2 at, like, the highest level… I ended up quitting the game and not pursuing it, like, full-time because… At the time, the Esports scene wasn’t that big, so I was like, “I’m just gonna go to college.” I got into a good school. Later that year… My old teammates had won Worlds for that game… So, my old teammates were, like, millionaires. I got a little bit regretful at times. But I guess it still worked out in the end. In April of 2018… I found Fortnite. To compete at the top level… You’re gonna put in 50 to 60 hours a week. Minimum. When you get to my age and you’re still playing games for that many hours, sitting down in a chair. I try and be healthy. I do stretches daily. I’ll do like a… thing where I pull my hand back… and now, pull my hand down. And then this is what they call, like, the prayer stretch. I will definitely be competing in Season 11. And… I intend on streaming more. (on stream) Blly, can you get up to me or no? (on stream) Yeah, yeah. I wanna keep moving. It’s a way for me to connect to my audience, and for them to really see more of who I am. And that’s important. (crowd cheering) I’m very thankful for how things turned out. It’s really all just come together… And it’s hitting me… I’m very happy. Stories from the Battle Bus
(Psalm)

Speed Brawl Game Rreview

November 29, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 4 Comments

Speed Brawl Game Rreview


Ever wanted to mix combat with racing? No? Well that’s exactly what you’ll be doing
with Speed Brawl. Hey everyone ,its your boy blood wizard y,a
back with a new game review and the game we have here is speed brawl
Now, I’m not exactly sure what combat racing is, but it sounds definetly awesome and one
look at Speed Brawl confirms those thoughts. Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving
fast ! Maintain your momentum, build your combos, and unleash powerful special moves. Find your own fighting style, and assemble
the finest team of brawlers ever seen. Players will combine special and normal attacks
with swift dodging mechanics as they travel to different stages and , all in the name
of bloodsport. Things aren’t complex by any means, but it’s
good enough to make gamers think on their feet when trying to maintain their speed through
the levels. Meanwhile, Speed Brawl’s boss battles are
also worth the time, always challenging to fight even if there’s nothing entirely new. more impressive than the gameplay is the art
style. Speed Brawl is a gorgeous game, with wonderful
character models for both growing choice of player characters and enemies, and the game’s
animation is smooth enough to give its anime style that users will appreciate it much. Speed Brawl’s revolves around an 1880s Britain
following the successful defeat of an insect-like Lunar race called the Selenites, and the growth
of a new sport called Speed Brawl. The player is one of the challenger in this
game, but everything feels more like American Gladiators than The Hunger Games,
constantly having a timer running means that the game’s learning curve can be tough. Players may reach moments in the game where
hitting the title’s time limits can be quite tricky, and each race ends if the player runs
out of time overall. This means that players are sometimes left
with the option to either keep hunting until they scrape through time-wise, or go back
and grind elsewhere for better items or money to spend in the game’s shop
Although grinding or slowly building up new items isn’t always a bad thing, in a game
that is about speed it can lead to some major friction. Unfortunately, this is a problem the way Speed
Brawl functions, and as such it’s quite tough to ignore. unless, if players can overlook this element
of the game, or perhaps have a little more patience for getting up to full speed, then
there’s still plenty of fun to be found in the game. Unlike most brawlers, speed and momentum play
a vital role in combat, as the faster you move, the harder you hit. Maybe that’s why Sonic can destroy robots
by just jumping at them. Players will also be able to upgrade skills
and acquire new moves to make you a more stronger brawler, as you try and tackle the game’s
50+ levels across 4 leagues. There’s also online and local co-op to boot. If you’re not convinced yet, just watch
the opening or the trailer of the game . It looks absolutely fantastic. Speed Brawl is now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch
and PC Thanks for watching
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until then peace….

Bugha – Stories from the Battle Bus

November 29, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Bugha – Stories from the Battle Bus


I live in a small town in Pennsylvania. I’ll be going into my junior year of high school. (laughs) Yo! Hey, act like I’m not a baller! You’re not. When I’m with my friends, I’m usually playing basketball, something like that. I got it! Guys, dinner’s ready! Alright! Wait, who do you have for–what’s your science? Not Hughey! (laughs) What? Not Mr. Hughey! Oh, (laughs) who do you have? Collin has just been one of my, like, long life friends. He pretty much helps me just realize that everything’s still the same. There’s some real organic burgers there, how ’bout it Glenn? All yours, Pop. My dad played video games for, like, his entire life. He first introduced me to the game because he played Save the World. But I kinda found the Battle Royale. So, I started playing that with some of my friends, and eventually got to competing. Sometimes when I’m walking upstairs at night and I can hear him in his room and he’s talkin’ with, ya know, these friends he’s made, and they’re laughin’. I just think it’s so special. (laughing) Kyle! That’s a big–that’s a big piece, man! (laughing) (suitcase rolling) Dun da da duh! What’s this? (clapping, cheering) Kyle! Bugha! Bugha! One, there’s one. There’s two… There’s three… And four. You wanna grab the other side? Oh, alright. I’m just tryin’ to balance it. I got it. Wow! (suitcase shuts) So cool! Does it beat your little league trophy? (laughing) Whoa! (Reading together) Fortnite World Cup Solo Champions, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. Pick it up! Alright, buddy! (clapping, cheering) Bugha! Bugha! Bugha! I was a regular 16-year-old kid. I was kinda like a nobody. I was at the very bottom and I had to work my way to the top. (Announcer) Fortnite World Champion, Bugha! Winning has changed my life drastically. I wanna be you so bad dude. I’m really–I’m so jealous! (laughing) I know you’re still basking in the glow, but what do you do with this? You’re famous now, you got some money in your pocket… (keyboard clacking) A lot of people look at me differently now which is kind of overwhelming. I still feel the same inside. It’s crazy to think that he was able to win $3 million. He was competing against 100 of the best players in the world. Life for him has changed… Whether he wants it to or not. The dreams I had were to be playing video games as a job. I’m just gonna take advantage of this and make as many opportunities as I can. (on headset) Alright, I’m live. (keyboard clacking) I woke up that morning and I was pretty excited. It was the first time I’ve ever been on a train. I was just thinking about how I’d meet everyone that I’ve been playing with for over, like, a year and a half now. What people would look like. I’ve never been to New York City before. When he walked in to the hotel lobby, players started to recognize him. Your whole family’s here, this is wild. This is Kyle’s sister, I’m his mom, this is his best friend. And he started to meet the people that he conversed with online. (chatting) Is that Mongraal? It was definitely different to see all these new people in the Esports scene. I was talking to people from West, Europe, anywhere around the world actually. It was just kinda crazy to finally, like, talk to these people in person and I’ve never like played with them before either, so the friendship I made was pretty real. Okay, real quick… Practice areas. So, going out right where you came from, instead of turning right, you turn left. We have a ballroom there with about 76 PCs. You can go whenever it’s open, you can slot in. (shouting on headset) That night, he started practicin’ in the lobby of the hotel they had set up for players and kept that schedule from there on out. No, no, no, you just box up, box up. We pretty much just went in, practiced for about like 2 to 3 hours at a time. And then from there on out, it usually hit nighttime. You could just see everyone was trying to get in the zone. (shouting on headset) I was a little bit nervous just because I didn’t really have a drop spot or a location. So I just kept practicing, playing scrims. (keyboards clacking) We didn’t know what to expect. To be dead honest, I didn’t believe he would be first place. It was his first tournament, all these other hundred great players from around the world, that you haven’t even seen play. You don’t know the strategies that those people have. So, I think he was getting a little bit nervous. But he was determined to prove to everybody that he could do this. (airplane whooshing) Alright guys, come on! When we actually do the full run throughs, the lockers, you can put anything in there, you cannot take drinks or food on the stage. You cannot bring any peripherals, anything with you. No pictures, nothing like that, okay? So we’re gonna start, we’re gonna walk down through like we would on player day. We’re gonna walk from here, we’re gonna walk down, and then through the hallways, onto the stage, and we’ll give you a tour of everything, okay? (whistling) This is sick! Yeah, it’s like a tennis thingy. It was kind of surreal to walk down to the stage. Everyone was crowded around, just really excited. The arena was huge, the stage was big. I could just tell that the crowd would be crazy. Holy…this is unreal. You could just see everyone’s bottled up excitement. Did you look up? That’s a lot of faces looking back at you. My seat was at the very top of the stage, I was kinda just sitting there like thinking about everything I was gonna do. All the hours I put into the game, 6 hours a day practicing, going over videos, making sure that I’m doing the best of my abilities. I was just going in confident. (people chattering) On game day, everyone was in the lobby. Hi, so you’re a player guest? You two are good to go. They took us out to the bus and then we took the bus over to the event. When we took the shuttle bus over, it was eerily quiet for everyone. It was dark. And everybody was focusing. One of the things I leaned over and whispered into Kyle’s ear “Close your eyes, picture yourself in the event, picture yourself doing good, picture yourself winning. Focus on the big day.” The morning of the tournament…I was a nervous wreck. I didn’t want to make Kyle nervous, I knew he was already on the shuttle bus on his way, so… umm… I literally s- (laughs) -it’s gonna make me cry. (choking up) I literally sent one text, I just said “I love you”. And I didn’t want to make him nervous, and he just wrote back “I love you too heart”. So…I didn’t want to make him nervous, and that was the only thing I said that day until I saw them. We get off the bus at Arthur Ashe Staduim. I was the first one off with my dad. It made me feel, like, confident in a way. I really just felt like I was ready to play. (Announcer) Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, welcome to the Fortnite World Cup Finals. We are here to crown our first ever World Solo Champion. (crowd cheering) 14 million players competed to try to qualify for this day right now. Only 100 players remain. We were so nervous that we just wanted to get straight to our seats. So, we literally just made a beeline. When we walked in, we were just like, “Wow”. (air cannon exploding) (crowd cheering) You can’t even imagine like, your son’s going to be apart of this amazing production. (Announcer) History will be made, lives will change. When we first walked in, you could just see everyone, it was kind of overwhelming because there were so many people. That’s crazy! (laughing) (Announcer) At the top of the list is Bugha, a lot of people are looking forward to see what he can do. The Fortnite World Cup Solos competition is about to begin. I need you to get as loud as you possibly can. (crowd cheering) 100 of the best players in the entire world. The Battle Bus is loaded, ladies and gentleman, here we go! (bus whooshing) I was kinda just sitting there, like, thinking about everything I was gonna do. (air swooshing) I figured out that I was just gonna go to my normal spot, Lucky Landing. In Game 1, my strategy was just kinda survive and get out there, and understand the playing field that I was on since it was my first LAN tournament. (grass crunching) So, I pretty much made it to midgame… but I didn’t really have too many materials and I was kinda shambles on my loot. So, I went in with my Heavy Sniper… And then, from there on out, I kinda just popped off. (crowd cheering) (Announcer) Oh, what a shot! Bugha to 5. Big hit, Bugha picking up a 6th elimination. (crowd cheering) Back to back, Bugha picking up another elimination. I remember watching and going, “Is this real?” (Announcer) Bugha is insane now! (crowd cheering) It was a 1 vs. 1 and I was lowground. (Announcer) Can he find the 9th elimination and the first Victory Royale of the World Cup Solos? It might be time for the shock wave play. I impulsed up. Hit him once, then I took out my AR and I just finished him. (crowd cheering) Let’s go baby! Let’s go! (cheering) We literally jumped out of our chairs. I’m surprised we didn’t jump over the people in front of us, we were so excited. (Announcer) That is a statement Game #1 for Bugha. A 9 point lead out of Game 1. He was doing phenomenal in his first world event, ya know, first land event, first major tournament. (bus hissing) But one game doesn’t mean anything. It’s a great start, but there’s a long way to go. (Announcer) Let’s get back into the action, Game #2. (air swooshing) After last game, I have a feeling we’re going to see players vying for those points. (smashing materials) Game 2, I came out of Lucky Landing. I didn’t really have any shield. (air swooshing) I saw a supply drop on a mountain… and turns out there were two other players going for it as well. (smashing materials) (crowd exclamation) (Announcer) Bugha, eliminated. To start off this game in 90th place. Our Game 1 winner out early on, which means that that 9 point lead will surely be cut down. That actually–I sunk, my chest sunk. I honestly did, because I was like, all of that momentum left. We’re gonna be down at the bottom of the board because everybody else is gonna jump up now. (Announcer) The end of Game 2 right before your eyes, folks. Skite, lunges on up! Game 2 goes to Skite. And now our crazy 9 point lead is down to just 1. 1st through 10th within arm’s reach. The momentum hit him when he won and he was so confident. And I feel like he was a little overconfident, maybe. Maybe? I was watching him, and I know that he knew what he did was wrong, and he just sat there at first, and then I saw a seriousness get on his face. And I said “I think he’s gonna be good now.” (Announcer) Game 3, like, what are we even gonna get? There’s just so much on the line. Going into my 3rd game, I was gonna do the same thing I did in the first one. I made it endgame and got like top 10. (air swooshing) In Game 4, my materials were very low. He had like nothing left, but he was using strategy the entire time. Just maneuvering himself right in between everybody. (Announcer) Oh, huge elimination! Bugha does get another one! A massive elim here! Bugha still holding onto his first place position. And now, Game 5 underway of the Fortnite World Cup Finals! Can anyone catch Bugha? (headphones slamming) BenjyFishy goes down. King gets taken out! Mr. Savage. (slamming desk) Tfue eliminated. When he got to the 5th game, someone came to get us, and they actually took us out to the seats closer to the Winner’s Circle. I just remember going up the stairs, I was literally shaking. (Announcer) One more match left, it all comes down to this. The sound around me kind of just evaporated. It made me get into the zone. Everything at that point seems like a blur. And I just remember sitting there like, thinking, “I can’t even believe this is real”. Come on Kyle! (Announcer) Bugha on top, nobody nearby. No threats. Bugha is looking for shots on everybody flying around. (family cheering) Bugha sits atop his throne. Far and away in first place. There is a big shot. What a beast! (family and crowd cheering) We’ve gotta watch this man continue to dominate. A statement is being made! Bow down to Bugha! There’s no way anyone beats him! (crowd cheering) Your Fortnite World Champion, Bugha! Oh, my God. (family screaming and cheering) Welcome to the Winner’s Circle, your Fortnite World Champion, Bugha! (air cannons exploding) (crowd cheering) My hands are literally shaking. (crowd cheering) Oh, my God! Give me a hug! Oh, my God! Oh, my God! You did it, buddy. You freakin’ did it. (excited cheering) (crowd cheering) How do you feel right now? Ah… Words can’t even explain it right now. (laughs) I’m just so happy. Everything I’ve done, the grind, it’s all paid off. And…it’s just insane. (crowd cheering) (clapping and cheering) To see him succeed at the highest level, and accomplish his dream… That’s one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had. Oh, my God! (thumping back) You’re not superstitious, right? As I was going through, watching you just… (Fan) Bugha! (chattering) After he won, it was a whirlwind. He did numerous interviews that day, he did pictures. He had fans there waiting for pictures and autographs. It was amazing. (chanting) Bugha! Bugha! Bugha! Bugha! Bugha! The next day, he did the Tonight Show, that was really exciting. I wanna be you so bad dude. I’m really–I’m so jealous! (laughing) After that, he did the Today Show. First thing’s first, Kyle or Bugha? What do you prefer? Probably Bugha. The feeling of being on all these shows and wanting people to interview you is kinda unreal. What has the last 48 hours been like for you? Honestly, the last 48 hours has been, just like…amazing, honestly. 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf took home the title, he netted $3 million in the process. I know you’re still basking in the glow, but what do you do with this? You’re famous now, you’ve got some money in your pocket. What do you want to do? Honestly, I’ll probably just get back home, get some rest, and then start my stream up and play Fortnite again. (laughing) When I first got home, I pretty much sat down and let everything sink in. The hype around all of this is a pretty crazy feeling, just because it’s never been there before and it’s something new to me. Now I have to like look for an agent and do all these other things that I don’t think I would’ve ever done beforehand. It’s been hectic from that standpoint of trying to get our lives back together. But I believe that he’s got a strong future in streaming and gaming, and… as long as he wants to do that and he’s happy, we’ll be supportive of it. I feel like a lot of people have these very high standards for me. But at the same time, I’m still gonna be true to myself, and so I’m never gonna change who I am. (keyboard clacking) I think I’m gonna handle this by just playing the game, making sure I stay competitive. Take advantage of the opportunity that I have… and just do what I love. (talking on headset) uhh, do you want me to come back and grab? You can literally… Wait for Dubs in… So, the Homer Grind. It’s…a dance move that the kids got from Homer Simpson. It’s kinda caught on and everybody in the family seems to be doing it. (off-screen) Let me see it! Okay… (laughing) My son will hate me now! (laughing) It’s better than the sprinkler!