This Kid Who Made $50,000 Playing ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Will Make You Wish You’d Been A Nerd In High School

High school was rough for me; not because I was a weird booger-eating carpet muncher who sat by herself during lunch, but because I was basically a mute. I cared too much about what people thought of me, so instead of being a social little butterfly I never said anything to anyone out of fear that I’d say something stupid and everyone would be like “Uh, ew. She’s weird.”

As you can see I no longer give a fuck and have learned to just be myself, which is something that 21-year-old Shahar Shenhar evidently learned way before I did, since he’s now the 2014 Magic World Championship tournament winner for the second year in a row.

Yes, Shahar gave 0 fucks about what people thought of him long enough to not only get good enough at “Magic: The Gathering” to win a world tournament twice, but to also make $50,000 doing it.


Via MTV News:

Shenhar came into the 24-player, $150,000 purse tourney ranked 14th, and yesterday defeated 19th-ranked Patrick “The Innovator” Chapin in three games in the final match, using his Sidisi Whip deck against Chapin’s Abzan Midrange for the $50,000 grand prize.

Yeah, NO idea what any of that means aside from “He played with some cards and then got some monies,” but either way that kid just made more $$$ in a weekend than I’ll make in a year. Maybe it’s time for a career change…

Except not really.

[H/T MTV News, header image via Wizards]