-Congratulations on winning. -Thank you.
-This is the trophy right here. Do you mind if I bring it up?
-Wow! It's actually really heavy.
Look at this. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Yeah, just set it right there. -That's really heavy.
-Yeah. -Wow. What a great trophy.
What are you going to do with this?
-Probably hang it up somewhere or,
like, put it on, like, one of my desks.
-You can't hang this thing. It's 100 pounds.
-Yeah, yeah, I can't hang --
-You have to lean it against -- It's so heavy.
You got to build a whole new room around it.
I want to put this over here just for now
so I can see your face, because it's giant.
Explain this to me. How does it work?
What goes into it?
Because I think people think,
"Oh, you just play video games and you won."
It's like, no, I think there's --
You put a lot of work into this.
-Yeah. -Am I right?
-So, like, long practice every day.
Like, every day, I wake up, got to, like,
warm up my hands for 30 minutes.
Then I got to pretty much, like, you know, play --
warm up my hands by playing, like,
"Fortnite Creative," stuff like that.
-So, wait. Walk me through your day.
So, what time do you wake up?
-We talking school day or a weekend?
-Let's talk weekend. -Okay.
-Yeah. -Maybe like 12:00, 1:00.
-Oh, man. I want to be you so bad, dude.
I'm really -- I'm so jealous. I'm so jealous of you right now.
So, you wake up at 12:00 noon, yeah?
And before you warm up your hands, what do you do?
Yeah. What do you eat? What do you eat at 12:00 noon?
-Maybe a banana. -Okay. Gotcha.
All right, I like bananas. -Yeah.
-So, you get a -- But then you get on to the game
and you start playing immediately or no?
-Yeah, I, like, get on, warm up with that,
and then I go into, like, a call,
talk to, like, my friends, and all that,
go over strategies and then --
-Do you play just strangers or do you play with, like, a --
-No, like, a team, like, friends and stuff like that, yeah.
-You're on a team now. -Mm-hmm.
-What is the name of your team? -Sentinels.
-Sentinels. Yeah, so, you get on with those guys
and you -- It's Monday through --
It's every day or what is it?
-Pretty much, yeah. It's like my job.
-That's -- Wow.
And did your parents -- I know they're proud of you,
but, at first, were they like...
I mean, yeah.
But, at first, they got to be like,
"Hey, we got to talk, Bugha."
You know, yeah, let's --" What is Bugha from?
-My grandpa gave me the name when I was, like, a baby.
He used to say like, "Bugha, Bugha, Bugha,"
and I used to laugh.
-Oh, no way. -So that's where I get it from.
-Hey, good for that. I love grandpa stories.
So, your parents go, "Okay, this is fun,
but you got to get working over at, like,
7-Eleven or something.
You got to get a job."
-Yeah, so, like, pretty much, when they found out, like,
I could actually do this for pretty much a job, like,
was when I pretty much got signed to the team and all that.
But before that, I just did, like, little competitions
and made, like, a little bit of money off that.
-Like, how much money did you win the first competition?
-$100. -Yeah, nothing.
-Yeah, nothing. [ Laughs ]
-What are you? 16? $100?
You must have freaked out and said,
"Mom, dad, this is something.
I can make money.
And they're like, "It's only $100, buddy."
But that's a lot of money.
-To me, it was at the time, because, like --
-To me, it is now. Yeah, I mean...
So you win 100 bucks and then you go, "I can do this."
And then this happens. I mean, did you freak out?
-I don't know.
It's like I had, like, no emotion,
but, at the same time, it felt, like, unreal.
I don't know.
-Because you were just -- You were just in the zone?
-Yeah, pretty much.
-So, what time of day was this that you won?
-When it happened? -Yeah.
-Like midday yesterday.
-Like when you wake up? 12:00 noon?
Yeah. Woke up, had a banana, won $3 million.
No big deal. Not bad.
So, I just -- I've got to congratulate you on this.
This is great. This is a great trophy.
And I hope to see you again, buddy.
Congratulations. -Thank you.
-Good job. -Appreciate it.
-Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf.