KSU Hearthstone Cup Winner: Games Educate

Last weekend KSU Hearthstone Cup took place at game culture event GameOn III. The tournament
organized by Kazimieras Simonavičius University students attracted around 200 Hearthstone fans – the
biggest crowd of Hearthstone players ever gathered in Lithuania.

The winner Tomas Dailidonis was announced on Sunday evening, after the super final duel with the player
PuKisM. ‘Some computer games educate contrary to the widespread belief’, says Tomas who studies
Finance and Insurance at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics in one of the universities in Vilnius.

Tomas is a huge fan of Hearthstone and is particularly happy that esports tournaments such as KSU
Hearthstone Cup is organized by university students. ‘Kazimieras Simonavičius University students are
doing the great job!’, he told after the tournament.

The KSU Hearthstone Cup prize pool was 1000 euros. The winner received a ticket to real flight simulator of
Boeing737 or Airbus320, and a granite sculpture designed for the tournament by the famous Lithuanian
sculptor Kęstutis Musteikis.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a computer game created by Blizzard Entertainment. The game uses the
Warcraft series of themes: actors, symbols, and etc. It was first introduced in 2013. In 2017 the number of
its active players has exceeded 70 million.