Cresson, Pa. – The Mount Aloysius College esports team recently qualified for the Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup (CECC) regional competition after an Overwatch 2 qualifier win. The five-player team will travel to Foxborough, MA, on October 27 to compete in CECC’s 2024 East Regional Championship.
In the qualifier round, the Mountie esports team won early on in a competition with Pace University. Then, after a loss to nationally ranked Fisher College, the Mounties were victorious over University of Delaware Academy in a tense reverse-sweep win.
“It’s a real joy to see these players get to work together, in person, after such a long off-season of building the program,” said Sean Steffy, head esports coach at Mount Aloysius. “At this time last year, we didn’t even have a full Overwatch 2 roster. But with a little perseverance, and a lot of hard work, our team now features almost all Grand Master-level players. Behind the scenes, our guys spend hours every day working together to build their team synergy and I’m extremely proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish here in just these short months.”
The team will travel to Foxborough for the East Regional Championship competition on October 28 and 29. There, they will face Fisher College, as well as top-ranked University of Delaware, University of New Haven, and the College of Staten Island.
“We’re just trying to learn as much as possible to get on the same page, as a team, since a lot of us are pretty new to this kind of thing,” said Jacob Emerick, captain of the Mount’s Overwatch 2 team and a sophomore IT major from Hyndman, PA. “Our team’s skill ceiling seems to be pretty high though, so I’m confident that we’ll learn a lot from playing in the CECC LAN, in person, in Foxborough.”
To learn more about the Mount’s esports program, visit mtaloy.edu/esports.