Highlander Games and Comics— Boonton, NJ
WES ID: Highlander Games and Comics
Address: 119 Boonton Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
Facebook: Highlander Games & Comics
Coming off of our WizKids U.S. Nationals event held this past weekend in Glen Burnie, Maryland, we wish to congratulate not only the players but also note a store that can now boast not one but two National Champions! Rich Kopacz (2015 D&D Attack Wing National Champion) and Kennie Peña (2015 HeroClix National Champion) both play at Highlander Games in Boonton, NJ.
Scott Hughes, owner of Highlander Games and Comics in Boonton, NJ, had this to say about having two National Champions from his store—
“As a devoted Game Store, it is hard to imagine something nicer than hearing that two of your favorite players have achieved such a high honor in their respective games. With all of the great stores, and wonderful players that populate our community… it is truly humbling.”
Owner Scott Hughes also had high praise for both players:
“Rich has been a devoted Attack Wing player ever since Star Trek landed. Never one to miss an event, when D&D was announced, Rich was one of the first in line to start the new system, quickly rising to the top in his competitive play. Congratulations on the National Championship, Rich, and thanks for always being the player that arrives first, leaves last, and is always ready with helpful advice and strategy.”
“We are so happy to see Kennie win the Heroclix National Championship for 2015. Kennie’s passion for Clix runs deep. Whether as our store’s tournament organizer, helping new players young and old learn and develop a love for the game, or as a leader of a local group of players— Team Pusheen— who along with Kennie have elevated to a highly competitive level through hours of pushing and supporting each other to new heights. He is simply, a great ambassador for the game and we are proud to call him one of our own, and even more proud to call him a friend. Congratulations Kennie… you truly deserve it.”
While Kennie Peña took home the victory, the rest of Team Pusheen was there to compete and root on Kennie on his rise to victory.
Back row from Left to Right: Tim Traister, Abdul Manickram, Kennie Peña, Bradley Wilson, Kenji Kaneshiro
In Front from left to right: Tedd Jascicek, Jayson Kuehm
While this may be the first time for Team Pusheen to have a National Champion in their ranks, they are no strangers to placing in top level events— Jayson Kuehm made it to the Top 16 and Kennie, Kenji, Bradley, and Tedd all made it to Top 32 in the 2014 HeroClix World Championship at GenCon. We anticipate seeing Team Pusheen players rising up the leader board in many future HeroClix events!
Congratulations to Rich Kopacz, Kennie Peña and all of Team Pusheen— you have made Jersey proud!
We will follow up with articles to talk to both Rich and Kennie about their win and their experience at the 2015 WizKids National Championship.