Quinnipiac University

eSports team completes inaugural fall season in MAAC/Big East rocket league challenge

December 15, 2020

Screen capture of eSports game in action

Quinnipiac’s eSports team wrapped up its Fall 2020 season by blanking Niagara 3-0 in the first round of the MAAC/Big East Rocket League Challenge, culminating a successful inaugural season with a record of 6-4 (5-2 MAAC). The team ultimately fell in the Quarterfinals. Quinnipiac’s eSports team is one of the 12 programs that make up the university’s club sports roster.

"This weekend’s challenge is the culmination of a very successful season in the MAAC/EGF Collegiate league,” said Michael Medina, Director of Campus Life for Recreation. “Quinnipiac's eSports team had great success in the MAAC regular season this fall.”

In addition to the success at the Rocket League Challenge, the Super Smash Bros Ultimate team has a 6-2 record (6-1 MAAC), tied for 1st place in the conference. The QU Overwatch team has a 6-1 record in the MAAC and is in 2nd place.

"I would say the season has been a major success thus far,” said Justin Ellis ’21, MAT ’22, president of club eSports. "We’ve had a ton of support from administration, and they’ve all been there for us every step of the way, and the program has so much room to continue to grow from here."

The team will resume play after in the spring semester with matches beginning on February 2.

"Having winning records on all of our teams going into the break was a huge deal for us,” said Ellis. "Heading toward the spring, it should be really exciting to see how our teams perform especially as we play more out of conference games such as the Big East.”

eSports games are streamed through Twitch at twitch.tv/OfficialEGF and twitch.tv/bobcat_esports. Ellis said he is working to have the games streamed in places like the Piazza for people to watch together.

"I have always been someone who is interested in the administrative end of the university as someone who is in the education program here and hopes to one day get a PH. D and work at the university level as either a professor or part of administration in campus life,” said Ellis. "I feel like we have started and will continue to lay more groundwork for club esports to become even more prominent in the Bobcat community, and I am really excited to see where it goes even when I become an alum myself."

For more information and results for the Quinnipiac esports team, visit egf.gg/egfc-members/quinnipiac-university

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