E-Swarm Report: Resounding success for League and Valorant
The Sac State Hornets League of Legends group (5-0) took home another win in the Big Sky season Feb. 20, making them still unbeaten.
The matches versus Northern Arizona University (3-1) started strong with a distinct success over NAU, nevertheless NAU zeroed in on the weakness of Sac State’s champ draft, too lots of low health characters, permitting NAU’s Kayne to get out of control and win the match.
” We just had some problems with our preparing and what we were attempting to do as a team,” stated Dakare “DvX” George. “I believe we got contented with just out-skilling the opponent group and we needed to focus on what works basically.”
The Hornets restored their momentum in the 3rd match, smashing through NAU in a concerted effort winning the set 2-1.
The Hornets rose to 6-0 today due to a withdrawal and next week they will face the Vikings, a 3-2 group from Portland State University, on March 3. That match will determine if the Hornets finish an undefeated season.
The Sac State 2 team took on against Midland University on Feb. 17. Sac State ended up taking the set 2-1 with a trendy ending to the last round.
te 2 took the very first match on the map Bind by a relatively close score of 13-8. With the map switch to Climb, Midland University took the 2nd match with an even closer success of 13-1, tying up the set.
The last match of the set took place on the map Split where a tricky flank by Samuel “SAC HaZe” Caus sealed Midland’s fate, winning the match for Sac State 13-8.
The Sac State 1 group played immediately after, this time versus Boise State University.
The first round ended in a close victory for Sac State after overtime on the map Icebox. The entire match kept both groups within a round of each other and ended 14-12.
The 2nd map was Climb and the match saw constant aggressive presses from Sac State rushing the Broncos’ defense. Sac State took a commanding lead early and held onto it, taking the second match 13-2 and winning the set.
Eastern College Athletic Conference:
match three of the ECAC Valorant season took location Feb. 16 and pitted Sac State versus Florida State University. Both teams were 2-0 in the season’s Swiss-system bracket.
Sac State lost the very first match 11-13 on Bind, due to clever FSU plays and ruthless site retakes which caught Sac State off guard. Sac State’s 2nd match on Climb began with difficulty, losing multiple rounds at the start. Sac State dug their heels in captured up and threw the match into overtime where they won 14-12, tying the set.
The last match on Sanctuary began opposite the very first two. Sac State strongly pressed out and destroyed FSU in a complete steamroll winning the match, 13-4, and the set 2-1. They’ll be 3-0 moving into next week.
Sac State lost a close match Feb. 17 versus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (3-2) in which numerous exceptional plays left the rounds no more than one goal apart.
The victory for RPI came in the last match of the first-to-three format when they discovered an opening in a kickoff and then subsequent skirmishing, timing out the clock 2-0 in RPI’s favor.
A mistake in matchmaking and interaction Feb. 15 caused a required surrender from the Sac State Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Green group, ending their win streak and leaving them 2-1 on the season.
” [The] Gold team didn’t have sufficient people readily available to complete and I had messed up and submitted a surrender for the Green team in location of Gold. Ended up accidentally forfeiting both groups,” stated Isaac “jfreak51” Rodriguez, Sac State Gold group leader, over Discord. “Pretty dumb on my part. We’ll return for sure though.”
Sac State Gold was supposed to bet Concord University while Sac State Green was supposed to play against State University New York: Canton.
The mistake was a miscommunication over Discord in between Rodriguez and the team lead for SUNY: Canton. Rodriguez, thinking he was talking to the CU team lead, stated he forfeited because of absence of gamers.