Fortnite champion Bugha gets his own in-game skin

Two years ago, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf became the first – and so far only – Fortnite World Cup Champion. Now he is immortalized in the game itself.

As part of the icon series, including most recently LeBron James, Epic adds a Bugha skin to Fortnite on July 20. 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 cute pug sticking his head out.

Bugha joins a growing list of real people who will appear in the virtual battle royale, including Neymar, Travis Scott and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.

Due to the pandemic, that 2019 edition of the Fortnite World Cup remains the only one that has taken place. The tournament was canceled in 2020, and while developer Epic promised more tournaments this year, it also said there would be no world championship.