NMC Esports News

March 6, 2023

NMC’s esports teams are off to a solid start to the spring 2023 NJCAA-E campaign. The season began on February 13th and will continue through the end of March. NMC Varsity teams compete at either the Invitational (highest in league) division or Open division against schools nationwide. Super Smash Bros Ultimate player, Jacob Petroelje (@Petro), the only player competing at the Invitational level is currently 2-1 after three weeks of play and tied for second place. Dan Hirt (@WishingDanny) is 2-1 in his Open division group and Aden Travis (@ATWAW) is 3-0 in his group. Madden 2023 player, Damon Livingston (@TrojenLegend44) who is coming off a strong playoff showing in the fall is undefeated through week 3.

Rocket League, Valorant, and Overwatch 2 are 1-2 so far but have shown improvement each match. The Rocket League team has two return players, Matt Harrand (@KommanderKermit) and Noah Saunders (@Saundo), from our fall campaign and added one player from Spring 2022, Jalen Richardson (@jamm_er) who took the fall off from esports to complete his required time on a ship for the Great Lake Maritime Academy. The chemistry of the team is improving and this was evident from their Game 4 overtime win against Iowa Western on February 27th during the best-of-5 series.

The Overwatch 2 team returned most of its starters, Raymond Chabitch (@Nukl3arRay), Johnny Force (@MFGRIME), McKenzie Johnson (@Maorcows), Phoenix Knipe (@Pho3n1xAsh), and Gabriel Krumlauf (@AerialAce176), from the fall 2022 campaign but the substitutes had to step away from playing. Damon Livingston is doing double duty in NMC Varsity esports and has joined the team as their sub. Lastly, Valorant is the newest NMC Varsity esports team and they are improving each week. Most of the players were on the club team last fall and grabbed the opportunity to move up to varsity when tryouts were announced in early January. A big hearty welcome to Jeremy Black (@Kazan), Aaron Booth (@Kitkack), Zach Conklin (@Prophysigame1), Alex Hornick (@letsloseagame), Demi Mead (@aro), Zach Rothstein (@OnyXzero), and Hayden Schoenee (@CheeZyPB)!

Remember to pick up some NMC Esports gear at the NMC Bookstore or tune into one of our live streams of Rocket League, Valorant, or Overwatch 2 on our Twitch channel.

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