Quinnipiac University

eSports team heads to MAAC Tournament already with a title in hand

March 08, 2022

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The Quinnipiac eSports Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team earned the No. 1 seed and the MAAC Regular Season Title in 2022 MAAC Tournament in Atlantic City.

The recent addition of a new eSports lab uniquely positions the team.

“I think having the new eSports lab this year has given our teams a great opportunity to succeed because they have a space to practice together and prepare for their matches. This new home has given our team the resources to chase down a MAAC Championship,” said Mike Medina, director of campus life for recreation.

The success of collegiate teams like Quinnipiac demonstrates how much eSports has evolved along with the hours of commitment made by the teams.

“The evolution of eSports as a new club sports during COVID-19 and expanding to include five different titles has been similar to the growth of eSports in higher education,” said Medina. “It's been a very quick and successful 18 months thanks to the dedication of our student-athletes.”

The Bobcats begin their run for victory on Thursday, with the No. 1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team taking on No. 8 Niagara at 2 p.m. The No. 2 Bobcats’ Overwatch team will face No. 7 Canisus at 2:30 p.m. and on Friday, the Bobcats’ No. 6 Rocket League will take on No. 3 Marist at 11:45 a.m.

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