Watch the Fortnite world champ tell Jimmy Fallon where the 'Bugha' name comes from

16-year-old Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf won $3 million this weekend in the Fortnite World Cup solos competition, demolishing the rest of the field with a six-round point total that was nearly double that of the second-place finisher. The next day, he went on The Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon a little bit about what it's like to be the champ.

The interview is short and Fallon does most of the talking, although fair play to Giersdorf: He's a 16-year-old kid with fame (and three million bucks) very suddenly thrust upon him, and he handles his surely-unexpected turn in the spotlight well.

The story behind his "Bugha" name is probably the highlight. "My grandpa gave me the name when I was a baby," Giersdorf explained. "He used to say, 'Bugha, bugha, bugha,' and I used to laugh. So that's where I get it from."

It's a cute origin story, and I give full credit to him for copping to it. 16-year-old me probably would have concocted some nonsense about how it's the sound of my favorite gun, because admitting it's something that made me laugh when I was a baby would have seemed—to my youthful mind—very uncool.

With the big weekend and his victory tour concluded, Giersdorf also shared some nice parting thoughts about his time in New York:

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.