Mom Accidentally Enters Candy Crush Tournament With $250,000 Prize and Could Win the Whole Thing

A woman was recently able to reach the semifinals of an official Candy Crush Saga tournament without her knowing. Now, if she continues to do well in the Candy Crush competition, she could earn $250,000.

Candy Crush is probably the most successful game on the mobile market. With its simple yet addictive gameplay, it has become synonymous with mobile gaming. After more than ten years of development, Candy Crush has successfully maintained more than 250 million monthly users. The franchise is so big it may even get an official release on Xbox soon, which could further expand its reach.

Now, an amazing Candy Crush Saga player has unknowingly reached the semifinals of the All Starts tournament. Erryn Rhoden is a 48-year-old mother who lives in Columbus, Ohio and works in a family business. On April 12, her son Xane tweeted about her, revealing that she was number one in her district at the time, even though she didn’t actually know she was competing with anyone else.

According to an interview Erryn gave to Kotaku, she played a lot of competitive games a few years ago because she liked the adrenaline rush of winning. However, this made her too competitive, so she stayed away from most games. Ironically, it was Candy Crush from a decade ago that helped her keep playing, since it was primarily a single-player experience that didn’t involve any kind of competition. She was surprised to find herself doing so well in competitions, as she wouldn’t even admit to participating in them all. Now, if Erryn does make it to the finals, she will travel to the UK with nine others on May 25 to complete the awards.

Candy Crush Saga is now available on iOS and Android devices.

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