missharvey is Canada's Smartest Person

by Josh Bury Dec 19 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Dennis Gonzales / theScore eSports

Counter-Strike professional Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey has been named Canada's Smartest Person after winning a series of intelligence-testing challenges on a CBC reality TV show of the same name.

The show pits contestants against one another to solve puzzles, answer questions and win challenges in a range of categories including linguistic, visual, logical and physical intelligence. missharvey's opponents in the final round included a program director at the Boy's and Girl's Club in Edmonton, a national team rugby player from Calgary, a mechanic from Minto, New Brunswick, and a professional hockey commissioner from Victoria, B.C.

As the winner, missharvey was given $20,000 to donate to a charity of her choice. She chose Opération Enfant Soleil, a pediatric care foundation in Quebec.

In a statement to theScore esports, Opération Enfant Soleil's senior director of partnerships David Archambault thanked missharvey for her contribution to the organization.

"We are very proud of Stephanie and extremely grateful that she has chosen our cause, that of sick children," he said. "Donations raised have made it possible to carry out hundreds of projects each year in local organizations as well as major paediatric centres, which are equipped with cutting-edge technology and welcoming environments, and in regional hospitals, where children can be treated near their families."

The CLG Red player can add the title to her list of other accomplishments, which include an appearance on Forbes' "30 under 30" list and five Women's Electronic Sports World Cup titles.

Josh "Gauntlet" Bury is Canada's Least-Derivative Non-Euclidean Shape-Thought. You can find him on Twitter.