This month’s eSports feed covers:
- Overwatch 1v1 Mystery Duel Tournament coverage
- eSports team updates
- Future plans for eSports team
On October 13th, the Cogswell eSports team hosted its first successful Overwatch one-on-one tournament. Coordinator Eduard Medina hosted a seven round event where contestants clashed in a five point, 1v1 mystery duel. The tournament proved to be most successful as contestants not only played their hearts out, but also cheered on their fellow students on, watching them perform valiantly on the club’s big screen. Prizes included an Overwatch glass water bottle and a Blizzard writing notebook, as well as a stainless steel Tespa water bottle for the evening’s raffle winner.
On October 27th, a second Tespa Overwatch Tournament – a successful 3v3 event – got ten teams jacked up to compete. The event hosted not only student teams, but other Tespa chapters as well. The eSports team plans to hold more school tournaments for various games, including a 3v3 League of Legends tournament hosted by Team Captain Anthony Gruppuso (time and date to be announced).
Utilizing the team’s current momentum and synergy, Cogswell eSports Club President Ryan Loveless hopes to formalize the group into a proper collegiate Tespa team. Loveless is taking the team to the next level by scouting for a proper coach who can mentor them beyond quick play. The goal is for the coach to train them in a formal environment to compete with other collegiate teams. “We’re much more organized,” says Loveless, “We’re practicing much more than we did last semester as well. We’re paying more attention to video [replays] and fine tuning anything that we spot.”
Cogswell’s eSports Overwatch team practices three or more times a week, focusing on team cohesion and various game plans. The results of practice are clearly beginning to show; not only in rank, but individual skill as well.
It’s always High Noon when Rookie of the Season Andre Hines takes on the keyboard and mouse. He’s jumped in rank from high-Gold to Diamond since joining the team – which has greatly improved since its inception in the Fall of 2016, securing a rank of 16th out of 32 in the Tespa West Region.
Cogswell’s gaming society is becoming more and more defined with the riseeSports team. With their newfound drive and focus, Cogswell’s eSports team is establishing more of a presence within the Tespa Collegiate. The events hosted by the team have also been very successful and will help to bring our gaming community together. Here’s to a bright future and a thriving Cogswell game community.
Cogswell eSports Network (CSN) gives the community an inside look on recent events from our competitive collegiate team.