Indian American Student Along with His Team Wins Gaming Championship, Bags $9,000 EachMay 13, 2019 10:16
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An Indian American student Shiv Chopra together with his team from the prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology has won a coveted gaming championship and will receive USD 9,000 each as scholarship money.
In the finals of the Hearthstone Intercollegiate Championship on Saturday, an online digital collectible card game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment that started in March this year, Shiv Chopra and his teammates, Sean Joplin and Tyler Hiu, swept off the Minnesota team 3-0.
The contest, which saw around 400 college teams in participation, was part of the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championships.
“We chose an uncommon deck, focused on the match at hand, were considered the underdogs yet swept the semifinal (against Rochester Institute of Technology) and final 3-0,” a thrilled Shiv Chopra, son of the editor of an Indian community weekly, said.
The contest was streamed live on the Local Area Network in Houston.
By Sowmya Sangam