LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The first-ever UNO Championship Tournament was held Thursday night at Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena and Aldwin Rodriguez has officially been crowned its winner.

Eight players competed to win a $50,000 grand prize at the final Championship Series Vegas Invitational and now Sacramento has a new king in town.

Rodriguez, a college student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Sacramento State is excited to use his winnings to support his family.

The famous card game is also celebrating its 50th anniversary and social media is getting in on the fun, like tennis superstar Venus Williams who is also hosting the first-ever official championship series.

“Seeing thousands of our passionate fans come together from across the globe over their love of UNO is a testament to the power of this simple and universal game that transcends languages and cultures,” said Ray Adler, Global Head of Mattel Games.

Viewers from around the world were able to watch the tournament live on the UNO TikTok channel.