Minecraft has just seen its first ever official National Champion crowned – a rather cute 10-year-old boy called Julien from LA – a.k.a the rather formidable SuperKraft11.
SuperKraft11 and his team spent six weeks playing against 1,000 opponents in theaters in more than 40 US cities.
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He won the most points of anyone playing in the Super League competition, bagging himself a trophy and a $5,000 scholarship, while his team also came top, getting themselves a $10,000 scholarship to share.
The company behind the series suggests that this kind of event is paving the way for a new breed of “gamer athletes” who will soon be heading to colleges across the world to deploy the skills they’ve learned playing mass online games.
Big kid gamers who want a job that doesn’t feel like a job can also get involved here.