Brewton-Parker Esports Season Off To Good Start
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The Brewton-Parker College Esports program had a busy week last week as the Barons competed in four different game titles across three separate leagues.
BPC’s highlight of the week came from the Rocket League Premier squad as they solidified themselves as one of the top teams in the nation, qualifying for the 2023 Fall Collegiate Rocket League Series for the program’s secondstraight qualification to the CRL.
“I’m proud of how hard our entire program is working this season,” Director Adam Stanley mentioned. “Of course, I’m excited for the effort our Rocket League guys exhibited to qualify for CRL. It is a huge accomplishment that many did not think was possible.”
“The amount of discipline this group has exhibited has been extraordinary,” Stanley mentioned. “They set a goal and saw it through with hard work, and that's worth celebrating.”
“Ultimately, we see this as a program-wide success that everyone in our program has contributed to and will share,” Stanley added. “Now that we've made it, the true work begins.”
The BPC Rocket League Premier, Academy, and Orange teams competed this week across three different competitions, battling in NACE, ECAC, and CRL events.
The Academy Team (Logan Steinmeyer, Rutvik Patel, and Tyler Pullen) faced Old Dominion University JV on Monday night, securing a clean sweep. The trio knocked off Old Dominion 2-1 in the first game and followed with a 5-2 victory in the second before picking up the sweep with a 4-1 victory in the fourth match.
The Orange Team (Maximus Pearson, Ethan Wright, and Quentin Cole) faced Penn College on Monday and took a 3-1 loss. After producing a 2-1 win in the opening game, the group fell in the next
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three games, 3-1, 6-1, and 2-1.
The Premier Team (Shane Watson, Xavier Morales, and Manuel Ramos) returned to the national stage with CRL Qualifiers. The squad was able to go 6-0 for the day to qualify for CRL for the second time in program history.
BPC secured qualification with wins over Middle Tennessee State (2-0), Old Dominion University (2-0), Fanshawe College (2-0), University of Montreal (3-2), Grand Valley State (3-1 and 3-2).
NBA 2K New to the game offerings for the Esports Program, Brewton-Parker competed in its first competitive NBA 2K matchups with 1v1 and 3v3 games on tap.
For the 1v1 matches, Antrell Williams, Aaron Udell, and Keshawn Dixon all received forfeit wins to open the season on Tuesday. For the 3v3 match, Williams, Udell, and Dixon competed against Southern Arkansas University on Wednesday. The trio lost the matchup 3-0, losing the first game 22-12, the second game 22-6, and the third game 22-20.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Brewton-Parker competed in 3v3 and 4v4 matches this week in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in NACE and ECAC action.
The 3v3 team of Alsender Miller, Casey Yawn, and Jamie Mora faced Randolph-Macon College on Monday and dropped the match 2-0. Zachary Fabris, Miller, Yawn, and Mora then competed as a 4v4 side on Thursday night and won via forfeit over Keiser- Sarasota.
Kanan St. Rose and Cole competed in Fortnite Duos on Thursday night, while David Chanchavac, St. Rose, and Pullen competed in Fortnite Trios on Friday. Results for those competitions have not been posted due to the nature of the scoring.