PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Some new hardware is heading to Happy Valley, as Penn State Esports’ Blue Team was crowned victorious in the Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championships on Sunday.

Two Penn State teams qualified for this weekend’s final bracket in which the top eight college Hearthstone teams in the nation battled it out for $150,000 in scholarship money. Unfortunately, Penn State White fell to Carnegie Mellon in the quarterfinals on Saturday. However, the Blue Team bested Utah and Stanford en route to Sunday’s final.

Penn State Blue then toppled UCLA to earn the grand prize: $10,000 per player and ultimate bragging rights.

The turn-based card game often leaves players subject to bad luck, as one member of the team recalled some moments of anguish in previous tournaments in a post-tournament interview, which are apparently much more emotional than winning it all.

As another member put it, “I feel like it hasn’t really sunken in yet. It’s just so surreal.”

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Anthony Fiset

Anthony is a junior majoring in Economics. He, like many others, is from right outside of Philly, and by right outside of Philly, he means Pittsburgh. His only source of pride is being a lifetime Costco Executive Member. You can call him, beep him if you wanna reach him at [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @antnyfst.

Comments

Other posts by Anthony

The Legend Of The Land Grant Trophy

The Land Grant Trophy is the most beautiful trophy in college football, and the only one directly linked to the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

Coda Conduct Takes All The Glory At Homecoming Talent Show

[Video] James Franklin Highlight Alert

‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Bill Approved By PA Senate, On To Governor Wolf’s Desk

“Tim’s Law,” the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, was approved by the Pennsylvania Senate Monday. The legislation is named after Tim Piazza, who died following a hazing ritual at the on-campus Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017.  Now that it’s been passed by both Pennsylvania’s Senate and House of Representatives, the bill will move […]

Chambers On Mike Watkins: ‘Let Us Give A Kid A Chance’

“If not, he’s going to wind up back on the street.”

Send this to a friend