They swept it! The Arizona State University Real Dream Team beat the University of Texas-Arlington Dark Blaze in the Heroes of the Dorm Finals tonight at Seattle’s Century Link Event Center. The ASU team predicted the win and correctly predicted the sweep earlier today.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Dorm will pay out up to $25,000 in tuition per year per winning team member. The runners-up will get high-end gaming PCs. 

ASU has dominated tournament play all along. Yesterday they beat the top-seeded UConn team in two straight matches in a best two out of three. In tonight’s matches, ASU won the first game fairly easily and really killed it in the second game. In the third game, UTA put up a more of a fight and at one point was able to pull ahead, reaching the important level 20 mark ahead of ASU. But in the end, ASU was able to come back and take the match, sweeping the finals 3-0, just as they’d predicted.


And what an emotional finish it was! The crowd at Century Link Event Center went wild, and the ESPN coverage featured lots of shots of the players’ happy families. Congrats to all the great college players who participated.

Blizzard is also running a contest to pick the bracket winners. Anyone who manages to pick a “perfect bracket” and predicts the championship series score will be eligible to win the $10,000 top prize.


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