PROVIDENCE, RI – While the majority of Johnson & Wales University teams were shut down in March, the eSports team has the benefit of being able to compete remotely. The Wildcats recently placed third in Overwatch at the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup.
It’s the third top-four finish by JWU during its inaugural season of eSports competition. The Wildcats placed during League of Legends at the New England Collegiate cup hosted by Uprising eSports and they tied for first in Smash Bros during the regular season ECAC competition.
By finishing third in the Collegiate Cup it gives JWU a higher seed for the fall championship. Representing the Wildcats was Nolan Badore, Joel Baker, Matthew Conway, Kaley Frye, Christopher Loukas and Johnathan Soler
The JWU Blue team opened with a 3-0 sweep of the No. 7 seed Roger Williams University. The 10th-seeded Wildcats lost 3-1 to second-seeded Boston University. That sent the Wildcats to the consolation bracket where they beat Northeastern, 3-0, then eliminated the No. 6 seed UMass Amherst, 3-2.
Johnson & Wales continued its run through the consolation bracket by beating the fourth seed, Becker College, 3-2, then topped the third seed, Champlain College, 3-1. That guaranteed JWU at least a top-three finish. The Wildcats’ run was ended with a 3-1 loss to Boston University.