Fortnite champ Bugha is getting his own in-game skin | The Verge

1164790657.0 Fortnite champ Bugha is getting his own in-game skin | The Verge
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Two years ago, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf became the first — and so far, only — Fortnite World Cup champion. Now he’s being immortalized in the game itself.

As part of its “icon series,” which most recently included LeBron James, Epic is adding a Bugha skin to Fortnite on July 20th. The skin comes with a handful of different outfits, including what Bugha was wearing when he lifted the World Cup trophy. Most importantly, that trophy — modeled after the iconic Fortnite battle bus — is available as back bling, complete with Bugha’s adorable pug poking its head out.

Bugha joins a growing list of real-world humans to be featured in the virtual battle royale, including Neymar, Travis Scott, and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.

Due to the pandemic, that…

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