BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Troy Murphy, an eighth-grade gamer at Southern Lab, finished third in the HSEL Winter Open Playoffs.
The Winter Open is a nationwide, six-week gaming tournament. The champions each won $500 in scholarship prizes. Murphy competed in NBA 2k20.
Murphy lost in the semi-finals and won the third-place best-of-five series 3-1. He is currently the No. 3 NBA 2k20 player in the nation.
Murphy took home a trophy for the school, a swag bag and three months of Xbox game pass,
Southern Lab was represented by three other gamers in the playoffs, all of which are ranked in the top 16.
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