Forty Fort man finishes second in world championship video game tournament

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Forty Fort native David Roebuck plays EASPORTS NHL 18 at the Times Leader offices. Roebuck is playing in the upcoming 2018 NHL World Gaming Championships in Las Vegas. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader -
David Roebuck plays NHL 18 at the Times Leader offices with Managing Editor Joe Soprano while DJ Eberle looks on. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader -

LAS VEGAS – A Forty Fort man finished second in the 2018 NHL World Gaming Championships on Tuesday night.

David Roebuck won $15,000 by competing in a world-wide video game tournament, playing EASPORTS NHL 18.

After qualifying for the United States regional round Easter Sunday and finishing as one of the top two Americans on May 20, the 21-year-old was one of six players who played one-day world championship tournament.

He advanced out of the round-robin portion of to the best-of-three championship round, but fell to Erik Tammenpaa in two games. Tammenpaa won $50,000.

Roebuck attends Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, where he plays club hockey.

“A lot of my success in real-life hockey revolves around my work ethic and just my smarts for the game, like knowing what to do at what time or how to out-smart someone,” Roebuck said back in May. “I’m consistently thinking … as a player and as a coach. I feel that helps out a lot, especially when I see what players do in the game and I think back to real-life hockey, ‘OK, how would you beat this? What works? What doesn’t work?’”

Forty Fort native David Roebuck plays EASPORTS NHL 18 at the Times Leader offices. Roebuck is playing in the upcoming 2018 NHL World Gaming Championships in Las Vegas. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL053018Roebuck1-2.jpgForty Fort native David Roebuck plays EASPORTS NHL 18 at the Times Leader offices. Roebuck is playing in the upcoming 2018 NHL World Gaming Championships in Las Vegas. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

David Roebuck plays NHL 18 at the Times Leader offices with Managing Editor Joe Soprano while DJ Eberle looks on. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL053018Roebuck4.jpgDavid Roebuck plays NHL 18 at the Times Leader offices with Managing Editor Joe Soprano while DJ Eberle looks on. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader

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