The St. Louis Blues have not even touched a patch of ice in several months. That did not stop a group of them winning another championship.
In this time of pandemic, you would think it might be easier to keep up with the news since not much else is going on in our lives. However, even neat stories about the St. Louis Blues can slip through the cracks.
I am sure that there are plenty of fans out there that already know, but in case you missed it, let’s discuss a little tournament the Blues managed to win. Well, a small group of them did anyway.
A group called Team St. Louis – not very original guys – managed to win the NHLPA Open Fornite Tournament back in May. The trio consisting of Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas and Vince Dunn placed first in that tournament, winning $100,000 for charity.
That story came out on May 19. It was the second week in a row that Blues players won that exact amount.
The week prior to that, Dunn and Kyrou finished in second place in the Twitch Rivals SuperGames tournament. That consisted of all-star athletes and all-star gamers. Some of the athletes competing other than that specific trio were Mike Evans, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Bryce Harper, Nathan MacKinnon and David Pastrnak.
Blues prospect Jake Walman also took part in both tournaments. He won $2000 for No Kid Hungry in the all-star tournament and then placed 7th as part of Team Griefers in the NHLPA tournament. Walman played with Devante Smith-Pelly and Josh Ho-Sang.
In each tournament, all the winnings were given to charity.
In the Twitch tournament, each member of the four-man team (2 athletes, 2 gamers) got $25,000 each to donate. In the NHLPA tournament, they simply selected how much to give each charity since there were three players.
In that one, $50,000 went to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, $25,000 to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and $25,000 to muscular dystrophy research. All three were very deserving charities.
Funny, how I grew up in the wrong era since today’s players are more my style with their gaming and hanging out as opposed to the crazy partying of players in the past. Nevertheless, this is just another example of the Blues being big hearted in the community and being champions once more.