JOSEPH “JOS X 10” OLMSTEAD SECURES FIRST EA SPORTS NHL 23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ TITLE SINCE 2019
After beating top North American, European competitors, Jos x 10 takes home top $28K prize
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — June 28, 2023 – DreamHack Sports Games, part of the ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, and the National Hockey League (NHL) today crowned Joseph “Jos x 10” Olmstead the 2023 EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Champion. Jos x 10 bested three of the world’s top CHEL players to claim the $28,000 top prize and the first World Championship title since 2019.
After navigating the round robin phase, Jos x 10 finished as the runner-up in North America to earn a spot at the World Championship in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 27. The 19-year-old Troy, Michigan native triumphed over European runner-up Teemu “Temppanen” Karvonen in the event’s semifinals, and went on to beat former World Champion and 2023 European Champion Erik “EKI” Tammenpää in the finals. The win marks Jos x 10’s first World Championship title and makes him one of three global competitors to hoist the Championship belt.
A full breakdown of finishes and prizing includes:
- Joseph “Jos x 10” Olmstead (Detroit Red Wings) – $28,000
- Erik “EKI” Tammenpää (New York Islanders) – $11,000
- Teemu “Temppanen” Karvonen (Anaheim Ducks) – $7,000
- Samuel “Cadcooks” Landry (Chicago Blackhawks) – $5,000
The NHL 23 World Championship is part of a marquee offseason weekend for the league, including the 2023 NHL Awards preceding the tournament and the Upper Deck 2023 NHL Draft taking place Wednesday, June 28. Top draft prospects and “Wayne D” Danielson, the in-game host for the NHL’s Nashville Predators, took in the action Tuesday alongside fans outside of Bridgestone Arena, the home of the Predators.
The road to the NHL 23 World Championship featured nearly 80,500 games, over 350,000 goals, and over 1.5 million shots across international competitors. This year was the first time since 2019 when European and North American champions and runner-ups faced off in international competition. The last time players battled on the international stage, North American competitor Matthew “Top Shelf Cookie” Gutkoski took home the Championship belt.
For more information on the EA SPORTS NHL 23 World Championship, visit https://battlefy.com/nhl-2023.
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