MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Noah Johnson, a WVU economics major from Baltimore, Maryland, does not know what the future holds for him when it comes to Esports but does know he has something cooking at the present time.
Johnson took home the Level Next Madden National Championship in the college realm last week and competed in a professional tournament Wednesday where he won the Thanksgiving Madden Championship.
Johnson, who was WVU’s first Esports recruit, recently appeared on MetroNews ‘Talkline’ to discuss his career so far after making a statement with the national championship.
“I started playing with my dad growing up,” he said. “I figured out these tournaments online and I started playing in them. I started doing well in these online tournaments and next thing you know I’m playing in these high-level tournaments.”
He has done it!@NoahUpNxt is your MCS Ultimate Thanksgiving Madden Champion!
— WVU Esports (@WVUEsports) November 25, 2021
Johnson played Wednesday and was victorious in the MCS (Madden Championship Series), one of the series’ four major tournaments. He was the fourth ranked Madden NFL 22 player in the world going into the event where $75,000 was on the line.