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Upper Deck’s 2nd Annual Legendary Gamer Contest at Gen Con 2022

Upper Deck launched its inaugural Legendary Gamer Giveaway last year, with a grand prize including an all-expense-paid trip to Gen Con 2022. The contest was introduced to recognize gamers from across North America who have made a positive impact on the gaming community. Additionally, the Legendary Gamer Contest also helped bring gamers together to share their stories at a time when many were forced to quarantine at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We were really impressed by the entries we received from the board game community. It was difficult to pick the top three winners given the impactful stories and experiences that so many passionate gamers shared with us,” said Dylan Davidson, Marketing Manager of Entertainment Products. “We appreciate everyone who submitted an entry and hope that we can all come together to congratulate our ultimate Legendary Gamers!”

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners

Third place was awarded to Aaron Moring D’Angier, a teacher from Illinois, who uses games in the classroom as a way to teach kids about being brave, negotiating, and collaborating.

Second place was awarded to Benjamin Brozene, who used games as a way to get through difficult times, including a hurricane that left his town without power for over a week.

And the Ultimate Legendary Gamer title was awarded to Monty Hill, who took his gaming obsession to a whole new level, as a form of rehabilitation that helped him survive.

“I’ve been in love with the Legendary Deck Building game since I first encountered it. So, to be named the first ever Legendary Gamer is euphoric,” said Monty Hill after hearing that he was chosen as the first place winner. “At first I was in total disbelief. Then I cried… I couldn’t scream because I was on an Amtrak back to Boston.”

Read more about the Legendary Gamers as Upper Deck shares their stories and learn what makes these individuals Legendary.

Do you think you could be the next Ultimate Legendary Gamer? Upper Deck wants to hear YOUR STORY! Entrants can follow suggested prompts or tell us in their own way why YOU are the Ultimate Legendary Gamer. Starting August 4th anyone interested in entering the contest can go to the Legendary Gamer Contest page to get all the details to enter. Entrants will be able send a written entry or video submission to from August 4th until December 18th 2022.

Gen Con 2022 attendees can enter the contest right in the Exhibit Hall at Upper Deck’s Booth, #1205! The first two Legendary Gamer Contest entries at Upper Deck’s booth each day of Gen Con will receive an extra-large Legendary Gamer water bottle!

For those not attending, check here to find out more details on August 4th.

Get ready to show off your love for board games and the gaming community for a chance to win an epic prize package and for the Ultimate Legendary Gamer, a Legendary trip to Gen Con 2023!

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