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  • South Carolina teen wins $70K at esports tournament

    first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nowadays his gaming happens indoors, on a plastic folding table that he refuses to give up despite his mom’s pleas to let her buy a better table.“Me as mama, I would always tell him you need to focus in school, get off the game and study,” Jennifer Wright said. “But he’s an A and B student. He’s a good kid, so that’s where I’m OK. I know at nights he’s in here playing his game, he’s not out getting in trouble.”She admitted that when Dylan would spend all night playing the game during the summer, often still playing when his parents woke up, that she fussed at him. On Sunday, she was crying — what she had seen as aimless playing had been practicing all along.“I’ve seen how hard he’s worked over the past year and a half to accomplish this,” she said. “I’m so proud of him.”Alan said he’s always told his son to follow his dreams, even if they seem like a long shot. Of course, beside Dylan’s three monitors on his table was his statistics textbook, and his parents said they’re still pushing him to pursue higher education and always have a backup plan.For now though, mom is acting as a surrogate coach, carefully watching the offers that come in to sign Dylan to professional gaming teams and fully embrace him into the world of esports.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ibaka scores career high, Leonard-less Raptors roll past Lakers Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The tournament spanned a recent weekend in San Jose, California, at a convention for the online streaming service Twitch, called TwitchCon 2018. Wright qualified for the tournament after spending many hours a day — some days spending nearly all day — playing Fortnite, a game that pits up to 100 players in a battle royale to be the last person standing.When he walked into the convention center that Saturday, he said his nerves were getting the better of him. He was suddenly in the same room, getting ready to compete with world-class players he’s been a fan of online.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It was crazy. I mean, everyone wishes they could play in a tournament,” he said. “I was shaking, but the first game hit and that adrenaline hit me. After that, everything was fine.”About 400 players showed up to test their gaming skills at the tournament, but once the matches began, Wright had only one thing on his mind: Victory. In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 photo, Dylan Wright plays a video game on his computer at his home in Greenwood, S.C. Wright and a partner won $70,000 in a video game tournament this past weekend in Calif. (Damian Dominguez/The Index-Journal via AP)GREENWOOD, S.C. — Dylan Wright always knew he would end up making money playing video games though his parents might have had their doubts.Over the course of a recent weekend, the 16-year-old, Greenwood High School student and a teammate won a total of $70,000 at a California gaming tournament. His nearly 8,500 matches played in the game Fortnite paid off at the game’s official Fall Skirmish tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Wright, who goes by “Hero JDW” in the game, was playing duos with a competitive partner he met through the game. Together, the two landed a third-place finish in the first heat of matches, securing themselves a place in Sunday’s grand finals, where they placed 11th overall out of 50 teams.“By grand finals I was a little nervous, but when the game started I totally forgot about it,” he said.For their performance in the matches, Wright and his partner earned a total of $70,000, which he said he imagines they’ll split evenly once they receive it With the money, he plans to improve his at-home gaming set up and start vying for future tournaments and possible sponsorship.“Three months ago, he was out playing in a shed with nothing, and now he’s here,” said Wright’s dad, Alan.At their old house, Dylan’s gaming setup was in an outbuilding — a shed in the backyard that he ran cables to from the house. He would spend long nights out there playing to his heart’s content, keeping himself warm with a space heater in the winter.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • Bassett smothered by Marshall

    first_imgAfter a scoreless first half, the Eagles (18-4-2) got on the board in the 70th minute. Eagles defender Joshua Cuevas initially had a one-on-one opportunity in the 69th minute against Olympians defender Ludwin Puebla about 20 yards away from goal. After Cuevas beat Puebla on a fake, the Bassett defender had no choice but to knock the ball out of bounds about 15 yards from goal, which resulted in a throw-in. Cuevas then lobbed the ball to teammate Antonio Benitez, who directed a perfect pass to Eagles midfielder Chris Ferrer.The junior, who said he didn’t see the pass, rifled a five-foot shot past diving goalie Ricky Fabian for the game-winner. “Their attack was amazing, it was relentless,” Contreras said. “They kept on coming at us over and over. We tried to stop them for as long as we could but they scored.” PASADENA – It was in the 79th minute that a cold realization began to take shape on an otherwise sunny day in Pasadena. That’s when the Marshall High School boys soccer team scored its second goal of the day against a Bassett defense that previously surrendered only two goals through three postseason contests. Three minutes later, the final whistled sounded on a magical season as the host Eagles defeated Bassett 2-0 in the CIF-Southern Section Division V semifinals. “This is the best team we’ve played all year,” a somber Bassett coach Raul Contreras said. “I think (Marshall) is going to take it. I think they’re going to take the title.” center_img The goal led to a wild celebration on the Marshall sideline and the beginning of the end for Bassett (18-4-2). The Olympians’ last gasp came in the 78th minute when junior forward Jose Angel Lopez missed a free kick from about 20 yards. The Eagles took advantage of the Bassett miss and quickly established a counter-attack that led to their second goal. “We tried as best as we could to stop them, but it wasn’t enough,” said Fabian, who finished with a game-high eight saves. “We tried to score but couldn’t get anything.” The Olympians attempted only six shots on goal, and their two best opportunities fell short early in the second half. An Armando Cervantes header in the 44th minute and Richard Nava’s 10-footer in the 50th minute were denied by Eagles goalie Jonathan Gonzales. “We were just too nervous,” Contreras said. “Look at me, the game’s over and I’m still nervous. “But I’m still proud of the team. I think this is the farthest we’ve ever gone.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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