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10-year-old kid becomes first Minecraft National Champion

The prize? A newly minted Super Bolt trophy and $5,000 scholarship.
Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
December 22, 2015
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eSports are here to stay. And as part of this growing culture, Super League Gaming, a firm that sets up tournaments in theaters across the world, recently launched the first ever Minecraft National Championship. The eventual winner? A 10-year-old-kid named Julien Wiltshire, who beat more than 1,000 other players in the US -- many of which were in high school and "far more experienced," according to Super League Gaming. Over the course of a six-week season, the Minecraft tournament tested participants from 40 US cities on their creativity, critical thinking and teamwork in a series of custom game mods.

Wiltshire, also known by his moniker SuperKraft11, now gets to take home the coveted Super Bolt trophy and a $5,000 scholarship. Most importantly, he'll always have the memories and bragging rights of being crowned as Minecraft boss at such a young age.

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