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Bugha accuses MackWood of stream sniping as FNCS, and its drama, kick off

The Fortnite World Cup winner criticized the former TSM member of gaining an unfair advantage during the Fortnite Championship Series.
Bugha accuses MackWood of stream sniping as FNCS, and its drama, kick off

It's only the first day of the 2021 Fortnite Championship Series and drama is already taking centre stage as Sentinels' Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf has called former TSM member Mack "MackWood" Aesoph a stream sniper.

Stream sniping refers to someone taking advantage of a streamer's live broadcast to gain an unfair edge in a competitive title. It's a common occurrence in public lobbies and can lead to severe punishments if pro players get caught pulling this stunt in official tournaments.

The news broke after MackWood commented on Bugha's ego vial social media, with the Sentinels star responding to the tweet swiftly. 

 

"I get it that Bugha won world cup and shit but like holy fuck that kids ego is f*cking insane," Aesoph mentioned, with Bugha immediatly calling out a pattern on his behaviour during FNCS, claiming MackWood stream sniper in custom matches.

 

"Yea definitely weird for me to assume you’re stream sniping when you do it in every custom with almost every trio i’ve ever played with because your teammate doesn’t know how to let go of a grudge."

The grudge in question mentioned by Bugha is a reference to his beef with MackWood's teammate, Leon "Khanada" Khim, with both players developing a rivalry in the past months that stemmed from previous FNCS results.

Furthermore, Giersdorf also mentions that Logan "Bucke" Eschenburg, the third member of MackWood's team, has confessed to Bugha directly that he has stream sniped him. 

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MackWood's screenshot of a conversation with Bugha (Image: MackWood)

As the debate continued, with MackWood reflecting on his relationship with Bugha and how they "used to be friends," he also promised proof via streamable clips once the open qualifiers are done. 

At the moment, there has been no official response from Epic Games regarding this specific incident, however, it's worth pointing out that stream sniping has been a recurring issue in competitive Fortnite with the most recent case involving World Cup duos winner David ‘Aqua’ Wang being disqualified from FNCS.