Welcome back to another weekly recap!
Most teams have only two weeks of play until playoffs – let’s break down all of it! But first, don’t forget the Biweekly Smash tournament that will be taking place once again this Friday in JC 001!
League of Legends
Red (2-4): League of Legends Red suffered a tough defeat at the hands of CSU Vikes White. Clark had both games in winning positions but ended up making crucial errors in critical moments, swinging the game back in the Vikes’ favor. They’ll have a chance to get into playoff position with a win over the York Spartans.
Grey (2-3): League Grey fell at the hands of UWinEsports Black in week six of play, dropping to 2-3 on the season. They’ll fight to get back to .500 in a game with their next opponent, the QU Highlanders.
Chromatic (5-1): Chromatic continued their strong split in extraordinary fashion – after being dominated in the first game, only recording two kills to Mount Union Academy’s 32, Clark pulled off the reverse sweep, keeping their mentals intact after the brutal loss. They’ll meet Ashland University on the rift next Wednesday in a match between two 5-1 teams.
Obsidian (4-2): Clark Obsidian was defeated by difficult opponent uOttawa Red, falling to 4-2 on the season. They will attempt to get revenge against sister team uOttawa Blue in their second-to-last game of the split.
Pearl (0-6): Clark Pearl was swept by SUCO Scarlet, failing to find their first win of the season. They’ll have another shot at it against Ithaca College Blue on Wednesday.
Red (4-0): Clark’s premier Overwatch 2 team has transitioned fabulously to Blizzard’s new title. They defeated Newberry (3-1) and Thomas Esports (3-0) in relatively convincing fashion, as they are set to face off against Alvernia, St. Clair Academy, and SNHU Sapphire in week four of the shortened season.
Grey (2-2): Grey has placed themselves in the middle of the pack in the Challengers Northeast division, defeating Marywood in sweeping fashion before losing 3-1 to uOttawa Grey. They will look to make a move in the standings with games against the MCCC Mustangs and RPI B this week.
Obsidian (5-0): Overwatch Obsidian has impressed everyone so far, as they continue their undefeated run. They demolished Defiance, Catawba Blue, and friendly competitor Clark Chromatic while picking up a win via forfeit against SUNY Potsdam. Matches against Champlain Teal and the Finlandia Lions are on the tap for this week–let’s see the 7-0.
Chromatic (1-4): Overwatch Chromatic has struggled to find its footing early on in this season. With only two weeks left, they’ll need to turn it around quickly after losses to Defiance, Champlain Blue, and the aforementioned Clark Obsidian. They’ll have an opportunity to pick up some wins against Rio Grande and Midway.
Red (4-2): Rocket League Red improved their record with a clean victory over Thomas College and a win via forfeit over JWU Blue. They’ll look to defeat crosstown rival Assumption in their seventh week of action.
Grey (3-3): Grey suffered defeat at the hands of Hartford Black, falling back down to .500 on the season. They’ll face off against the MCCC Mustangs in a critical match for playoff seeding.
Red (1-5): Valorant Red were close to capturing a victory to put themselves in playoff position, but fell just short on the third and final map against the UMass Aces. Clark will have another shot against uOttawa Black this Friday.
Grey (5-0): Grey continued the undefeated dream with a win over Montclair State Black! SUCO Crimson is next on their hitlist, as they look to go for six in a row.
Chromatic (3-2): Valorant Chromatic didn’t play a game this week, but will face off versus both Marian Sabres White and RMU Academy Red in the upcoming week of play.
Red (5-1): Rainbow Six Red captured an extremely important victory over Murray State Blue. If you want to read more about the match and the team’s fight for the first spot in the Navigators division, I wrote a separate recap on it! The team has a bye week before its final game of the regular season, a match that very well might decide the first seed in the division.
Hearthstone (2-4): Clark Hearthstone had a 1-1 week of play, defeating Brock University while falling to the University of Virginia.
And that’s all that happened this week! With the playoffs just a few weeks away, this is where the games start to really count! Stay tuned for recaps of important games from Clark’s finest!
-Andrew ‘Pizza The Cat’ Diiorio