Upper Deck has officially announced the winners from their World Championships a while back, and here's all the info on who won and how much.
As we noted previously, Guillaume Matignon, a 26-year-old from France, took home the $100,000 1st place prize. He played a Blood Elf Paladin deck, and went 6-3 on his first day, and an incredible 6-0 on Day Two, beating over 400 entrants to win the championship. Impressive.
Second place was $25,000 (still nothing to laugh at) and went to Eric Prieur, a 30-year-old from Montreal, and Brad Watson (whom we interviewed before the tourney) and Matt Loomis, both of a team called Cheateyface from Chicago, won 3rd and 4th place, $10,000 each. Upper Deck tells us in a press release that there was also a Ladies' Championship (so ladies weren't actually participating the regular championship?), and it was won by Jacqueline Spreadbury, another of Watson and Loomis' team members.
Congratulations to everyone who took home prizes from the event (and it sounds like many, many prizes were given out), and a big grats to these guys. Winning thousands of dollars in a collectible card game tournament-- who knew?