Todd Gorman wins national e-sports championship, first-ever national title for Sandburg – WGIL Radio News

Todd Gorman wins national e-sports championship, first-ever national title for Sandburg – WGIL Radio News

For the first time in Carl Sandburg College history, they have a national champion.

Todd Gorman won the NJCAA Esports national championship in the game Hearthstone Saturday.

That completed a perfect 11-0 run for the 22-year-old Knoxville native through the fall season.

Gorman says , “It’s still kind of baffling to think that I won a national championship. It’s slowly sinking in that I’m the first person at Sandburg to do that.”

Hearthstone is a fast-paced, strategy-based computer card game in which players amass a collection of unique cards to build four decks of 20.

Ahead of each one-on-one match, both players can protect one of their decks and ban one of their opponent’s decks. Then they play a best-of-five series.

Gorman said he’s played Hearthstone since about 2015, shortly after its release.

Overall this season, Gorman won 21 of 25 rounds played.

Source: https://www.wgil.com/2021/12/15/todd-gorman-wins-national-e-sports-championship-first-ever-national-title-for-sandburg/

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