To the victors go the spoils and Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is one particular victor that’s waited quite a while for this specific spoil. On July 19, Bugha revealed on stream that he’s receiving his own skin and matching cosmetics as a part of the Fortnite ICON Series. Bugha is the reigning Fortnite Solos World Champion and one of the most popular players on Twitch.
The ICON Series is an initiative by Epic Games to reward celebrities and personalities who play an active role in Fortnite. In the past, celebrities like Travis Scott, Marshmello and even LeBron James have received their own skin set through the ICON Series. However, Bugha was among one of the most fan requested skins. Now, the community gets to don the world champ’s likeness in Fortnite.
Bugha is next in line for Fortnite ICON Series skin
Bugha’s full ICON Series skin set was revealed on stream on July 19. Along with his personalized skin, Bugha’s set will also include a pickaxe, pet, back bling and emote. Fortnite leaker @HYPEX showcases the set below.
Bugha's Full ICON Series Set & Skins! pic.twitter.com/uVZejZmA7P
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) July 19, 2021
The set also includes different styles for Bugha’s skin. There are a couple of styles with a jersey, as well as one with a black jacket, black pants and a hat. In addition to the skin set, Epic Games will throw two events in honor of Bugha’s skin launch. These will be called Bugha’s Late Game. It will see players competing in Arena from July 20-28 and then in a Trios Tournament on July 28. Furthermore, there will likely be some challenges associated with the event as well.
Aside from Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the first member of the ICON Series, there’s arguably no one more deserving of an in-game skin. Bugha has played a huge role in the continued success of Fortnite. He streams to an audience of tens of thousands each day and is the winningest player in the game’s history. The majority of that success came from the Solos World Championship, where the then 16-year-old took home $3 million.
Bugha’s ICON Series skin will likely release in Fortnite on July 20.
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