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13 Dec: Ryan Danczak’s First Flight Ever Will Be to Dallas for the Ultimate Gamers Showdown

Winona State senior Ryan Danczak will be boarding a plane for the first time ever this weekend.

And the inaugural flight couldn’t have come under sweeter circumstances.

The 22-year-old Marshfield, Wis. native won the Richfield, Minn., tour leg of the Best Buy Ultimate Gamers Showdown, coming out on top of a 50-player field on Thursday, Dec. 12. All in front of nearly 500 spectators, including Vikings running back Toby Gerhart.

Danczak won an all-expenses paid trip to Dallas to compete against seven of the nation’s best Madden 25® players on the world’s largest HD screen at AT&T Stadium.

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13 Dec: Best Buy’s Ultimate Gamers Showdown: 8 of the Nation’s Best Will Compete on World’s Biggest HD Screen

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Celebrating the arrival of the new PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One gaming systems, Best Buy kicked off an exclusive gaming tournament in various markets throughout the country. The tournament now culminates in the Ultimate Gamers Showdown on Monday, Dec. 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on the largest high-definition video screen in the world.

The tournament began Dec. 2 in New York and ended Dec. 12 in Minneapolis, and gave gaming and sports fans around the nation an opportunity to try the next generation gaming systems, in addition to putting their Madden NFL 25® skills to the test.