At this years BaltiCon, players flicked their way to victory in the first ICECOOL World Championships. There were over 250 qualifiers held all over the world and 12 of the best were flown in for the tournament.
The 2 hour tourney was a frenzy of flying penguins, but one flicker rose to the top to be named the ICECOOL World champion: Khanh Hung Dong from Canada (representing North America)! He faced off against Arjan Bijen from the Netherlands, Marcin Triebs from Poland, and Chris Ferguson from the United Kingdom and won the coveted Golden Penguin trophy and a weekend getaway for two to Snow Village in Lapland, Finland, a paradise of ice and snow.
“All the players played really well… I was actually a little worried, I got nervous… it just happened to work out. I tried to play it safe,” says champion Khanh Hung Dong. Looks like his strategy worked!
“We are really happy and proud that ICECOOL is so popular all over world. It was really interesting to watch what tactics each country’s participant used,” tells one of the authors of CECOOL – Egils Grasmanis.