EC eSports Team Claims First Title in Regional Tournament
Published: Wednesday October 16, 2019
The Elmira College eSports Team has claimed their first champion title after competing in a recent eSports event hosted by the Student League for Intercollegiate Esports (SLICE) and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA). This is the first event of its kind to be hosted by these organizations.
Teams from nine colleges and universities attended the tournament held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, New Jersey, on October 5. Smash Brothers, Rocket League, and Fortnite were among the competitive games played.
Elmira College took first place in the tournament beating out Clinton Community College in the finals. Elmira's Keion Safargar '21 and Evan Mendoza '21 won the finals in a best of three finals match that went all three games. Mendoza also took home first place in the solo battle competition going undefeated throughout the solo competition.
"Evan and Keion are both excellent assets to the team and I am thrilled with their performance," said Jonathan Muller '18, EC eSports coach. "I look forward to how well both men, and the rest of the team, will do in the future."
SLICE will hold two more regional competitions this fall in Houston, Texas on October 10-13 and in Chicago, Illinois on November 8-10. Regional participants will be invited to participate in the national competition in Orlando, Florida on March 5-8, 2020.