In the final game of the regular season for the inaugural year of WHAC Rocket League, the team took an unfortunate loss to last place Siena Heights to give them their first win of the year. Fortunately this game had no bearing on the standings for playoffs as Concordia had a two game lead on them prior. The Cardinals will be entering the November 20th in-person playoffs with a record of 2-10 which slots them as a 6-seed. This means that they will play against #3 Cleary University, a team they have stacked up against fairly evenly with their last match being a 3-0 loss with all three losses coming in overtime. Due to the gap in the schedule, the team is looking forward to being able to reset and re-establish themselves as a team over the next few weeks in order to have a good showing at the in-person and go on an upset streak.
Those playoffs will be held live at Aquinas on November 20th with the first matches starting at noon. The broadcast will be hosted by Aquinas, but commentators from each school will be participating, including our very own Drew "falconpride" Todd.
In PlayVS Madden, Drew "Drewfighter1281" Burk received a forfeit win against Clarke University, improving his record to 3-2 (9-5 by game) to make him tied for 10th place in the nation. He will play Barton-Austin next. On the Xbox side, Jordan "Deucce" Ponce continues to roll, improving his record to 4-1 (11-4 by game) after defeating College of Coastal Georgia last Tuesday. This brings him into 4th place nationally in PlayVS. His next match will be against West Virginia University Potomac State College.
In Fortnite, after a couple weeks where the standings were flipping unpredictably, Zach "zburk24" Burk has cracked the top 200. As long as he stays there for one more week, he will qualify for the national playoffs in the following week.
This upcoming weekend of November 6th and 7th will be a big one for the program with two large events happening on back-to-back days. On the 6th, the esports program will once again be participating in a 24-hour charity stream through Extra Life where 100% of the proceeds will go to Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Donations can be made at the team's Extra Life page.
On the 7th, the Smash team will be hosting the first live esports event in Concordia University Ann Arbor history with some other WHAC schools (Cleary, Aquinas, Lawrence Tech, and Siena Heights) coming in for three separate Smash tournaments: Squad Strike, Doubles, and Singles. Key matches along with live commentary and interviews will be broadcasted to Twitch throughout the entirety of the day, live from The Black Box in Kreft Hall.
We are looking for the next great recruit for all of our teams in addition to students interested in stream broadcasting, community/social media management, and a number of other areas of esports industry-based talent. If you are interested, contact the Director of Esports, Dominic Scala, at firstname.lastname@example.org.