After months of competition, the International Cardistry Open (ICO) Final has come and gone. A dramatic 3-minute cardistry video determined who would emerge victorious as the champion of the second season.
The 5 finalists — Alvin Herp, Amsyar Fikri, Matthew Beaudouin, Phuoc Tran and Sam Wheeler — seemed evenly matched coming into the Final after displaying strong season performances, but it was Matthew Beaudoin who was the most consistent throughout the season with Alvin Herp coming in as runner-up. Matthew wowed the judges with his cardistry skills and his amazing continuous shot video! There was no denying that Matt had put a lot of thought, planning, hard work and thereby claiming his place as the Season 2 ICO Champion.
Joey Heininger, ICO co-organizer, theflush said,
Congratulations to the finalists and to everyone else that entered, a very big thank you! Ivan and I are extremely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people that joined us this year, without all of you there is no doubt the ICO could not continue, every single one, from the earliest Novice to the seasoned Veteran and even the spectators, you are what make the ICO what we are,Kardify would like to thank the generous sponsors who have helped make this year’s tournament possible. Please tell these companies that you appreciate their involvement in the ICO:
+ Expert Playing Card Co.
+ JP Playing Cards
+ Metropol Cards
+ Kairos Playing Cards
+ Choice Playing Cards
+ New Deck Order
+ Lance T. Miller
+ Rama Dimasatria
+ Claudia Seow
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