Hupe successfully help Canada retain the Masters title his compatriot, Francois Lavoie won at the 2017 World Championships in Las Vegas. His victory also gave Canada their first gold medal of the championships after making the medal rounds in four events and failing to win the elusive gold.
The champion advanced to the title match after dispatching team-mate and winner of a silver and three bronze medals, Dan MacLelland, 2-0 in the first all-Canadian semi-finals. Troup defeated Ireland's Christopher Sloan, 2-0 in the other all-two-hander semi to face Hupe.
MacLelland picked up his fourth bronze medal while Sloan became the first-ever Irish to win a medal at the World Championships. In the earlier Round 3 finals, Hupe edged Andrew Anderson of USA, 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals.
MacLelland had to work hard to beat Trios silver medallist, Hardy Rachmadian of Indonesia, 2-1. Troup dispatched Mattias Wetterberg of Sweden, 2-0 while Sloan denied any Asian presence in the semi-finals when he beat Koo Seonghoi of Korea, 2-1.