PROVIDENCE - Just a few short weeks into the season and the eSports club has made significant strides to kick off the 2021 spring season.
The eSports world is unique in many way but it's flexibility is certainly one of it's biggest and best. That flexibility allows for gaming rosters to compete across multiple conferences and in varying competitions throughout the course of one season. While ECACeSports is a home for most JWU competitors, they've also added their name in the ring for the NECC (for Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Overwatch and Valorant), Upsurge (for League of Legends), ABC (for Hearthstone) and PlayVS (for Overwatch and Rocket League).
To open the 2021 campaign, JWU has competed for the last three weeks and there have been some teams that have really shown some promise. The League of Legends group opened the season 3-0 with three straight 2-1 wins before suffering a tough loss to University of Michigan on Monday night. The Wildcats will try to bounce back this coming Monday, February 22 against the OTA Storm before playoffs begin in the month of March.
The Overwatch Blue squad is currently 3-0 in ECAC with three straight shutout wins, including Wednesday nights 3-0 victory of SUNY Canton. Joining the undefeated ranks with Overwatch Blue, is Overwatch Yellow. Yellow won their first game in the Challengers division of the NECC.
Rocket League Blue, which topped Farmingdale State 3-2 on Monday night, is also unblemished on the short season.
Hearthstone players Adam Hammerle and Spencer Mah won their first matchups on Thursday, February 12 and square off again the 19th with Mah going up against Bay State College and Hammerle taking on Central Methodist.
Finally - the Rainbox Six Siege squad is listed as 1-0 with a win over Marymount California.
Coach Aaron Colaiacomo and his teams will look to push thru the coming weeks of the spring season in search for a championship.