Welcome to the fifth weekly recap of Clark Esports!
As we pass the halfway point in the semester the games are starting to really count, as each team makes a push for playoffs.
Before we break it all down, this past Saturday the Smash coalition held another biweekly tournament with Antimony coming out victorious! Be on the lookout for those every other Saturday in JC001!
League of Legends
Red (2-3): League of Legends Red bounced back this week with a 2-1 victory over QU Tricolours. This victory puts the team in great position to make playoffs, as they face off against CSU Vikes White in a competitive match this Wednesday.
Grey (2-2): League Grey picked up a convincing 2-0 win (even with an emergency sub) over UM-Flint, bringing their record back to .500! They’ll look to move up in the standings in their match against UWinEsports Black in week six.
Chromatic (4-1): Chromatic continues to impress with a 2-0 victory against Trent Excalibur. They are primed to take the playoffs by storm, as they sit third in the Navigators Mideast division.
Obsidian (4-1): Similarly, League Obsidian continues to rack up the wins, defeating the Post University Eagles in a close 2-1 affair. They will face a difficult opponent in uOttawa Blue, which will be an interesting test to see how well Clark’s squad lines up against the division’s best.
Pearl (0-5): League Pearl continues to show signs of improvement, even taking the first map against the previously 4-1, NJCU Gothic Knights, but ended up losing the series 1-2. They’ll attempt to break the losing streak on Wednesday against SUCO Scarlet.
Red (2-0): Overwatch Red opened their shortened season with back-to-back victories against Seneca Esports and Fisher College JV, respectively. They’ll face off against Newberry and Thomas Esports this week to go for the 4-0 start.
Grey (1-1): After a nailbiting first victory of the split, Overwatch Grey fell at the hands of Champlain Baja. They will look to rebound against Marywood and uOttawa in the upcoming week.
Obsidian (1-0): Obsidian began their season strong, defeating SUCO Rouge in convincing fashion. They have an extremely busy week ahead, however, as they play Catawba Blue, Defiance, and sister team Clark Chromatic to catch up on games missed.
Chromatic (1-1): Chromatic picked up their first win of the year, defeating the Finlandia Lions 3-0. Along with facing Obsidian, they’ll match up versus Defiance and Champlain Teal in their second week of Overwatch 2 play.
Red (2-2): Rocket League Red lost to crosstown rivals New England Tech by a final score of 0-3. Despite the defeat, they’re primed to perform come playoff time, looking to pick up a win against Thomas College this Thursday.
Grey (3-2): Grey picked up a victory last week over uOttawa Blue, going to 3-2 on the season! They match up against Hartford Black in their sixth match of the semester.
Red (1-4): Valorant Red suffered a tough loss at the hands of UTM Seniors. They can still get in position to secure a playoff spot with a win against in-state rival the UMass Aces.
Grey (4-0): Valorant Grey continued their undefeated streak with a win over OWU Crimson! The win streak will be put to the test against Montclair State Black, as Grey will go for five in a row.
Chromatic (3-2): Chromatic suffered their second straight defeat last Monday against the MSOE Raiders. They will look to get back to their winning ways against Marian Sabres White in an important match for playoff seeding.
Red: Our premier Apex Legends team qualified for LCQs which will take place this Tuesday! They finished 29th out of 80 teams in the last week of group stage.
Red (4-1): Rainbow Six Red came away victorious on Tuesday against the previously undefeated UNK by a score of 2-1! With the win, Clark assets themselves as the team to beat in the Navigators division, with their second to last game of the season against Murray State Blue this Tuesday.
Hearthstone (1-3): The Hearthstone squad lost both of their matches last week, to Syracuse and the United States Air Force Academy, respectively. Both games could have gone either way, as the team looks to bounce back in their third week of play.
And that’s it. See you again next week!
-Andrew ‘Pizza The Cat’ Diiorio