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Minnesota State Mankato student competes in national eSports tournament

Updated: Jan. 15, 2021 at 8:12 PM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — A local Minnesota State University, Mankato student is getting some national recognition.

New Ulm native Taylor Savoy is competing in a nationwide Madden tournament and has a chance to go into the final four with a win Friday night.

Savoy is a recruit on the Minnesota State eSports team and has already beaten an opponent from the University of California at Los Angeles. On Friday evening, he will face a challenger from the University of Maryland.

Savoy says he’s feels ready for this competition and a chance to prove himself.

“I am looking forward to really just a. making a name for myself in the madden scene and b. just proving to myself and others that I can beat these big name players,” Savoy said.

Savoy started his match at 6 p.m. and is hoping of securing his spot in the final four.

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