When athletes win major sporting events such as the NBA Finals or the Super Bowl, they tend to make appearances on late-night shows and that’s no different with Bugha.
While the Fortnite World Cup isn’t your traditional sporting event, it featured 100 of the best Fortnite players from around the globe and featured a prize pool larger than many of the other tournaments this year.
Bugha’s win has translated into mainstream fame and he will have a chance to talk about that with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon when he appears July 29 at 11:35 EST / 10:35 CST.
Pretty much everyone knows about Fortnite in some way or another but now many more are wondering how a player was able to win so much money playing a video game.
Hopefully, Bugha, who is 16 years old, is able to explain to a wider audience how Fortnite is able to open the door to many more opportunities like this.
Famous Fortnite player Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins did an excellent job in bringing Fortnite and Twitch into the mainstream but it’s clear there’s still a lot of work left to be done.
Fortnite and gaming aren’t going anywhere so it’ll be interesting to see if Bugha is able to win over some more fans with his appearance.
No matter what happens, nobody will ever be able to take away his accomplishment at the World Cup and the fact that he’s now in the top 10 of highest-earning esports players after just one event.
The Tonight Show airs every weeknight and features a different set of guests each day.
Other guests for Bugha’s appearance include Rachel Brosnahan, Carla Gugino and musical guest Ty Dolla $ign.