Fairfield’s Esports Enters Competition Season With Big East vs. MAAC Challenge, Dec. 13

Fairfield’s Esports Enters Competition Season With Big East vs. MAAC Challenge, Dec. 13

Fairfield University will compete against Big East Conference opponents as one of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) esports teams, in the Electronic Gaming Federation's (EGF) Rocket League winter tournament.

On Sunday, December 13, 12 teams from colleges and universities across the nation will compete in the Rocket League's winter egaming competition. Representing Fairfield’s Rocket League esports team are Matthew Baker ’24, Samuel Martin ’24, and William Duffy ’24.

Teams will compete in a best-of-five game format with three players competing on each team. Seeded #2 in the MAAC, Fairfield will kick off the competition during the second round, where they will compete against either DePaul University or St. John’s University.

“Competing in the Big East-MAAC challenge will provide Fairfield’s esports program – and our Rocket League team – with even greater exposure, both regionally and nationally,” said Director of Recreation Eli Olken-Dann. “The fact we are entering this tournament as the #2 seed is a testament to how far we have come in a very short amount of time.” 

Participating teams for the Big East are Butler University, DePaul University, Creighton University, Marquette University, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, and Xavier University.

MAAC participants are Fairfield University, Marist College, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, and Siena College. This is Fairfield’s first season competing in the MAAC.

“[Fairfield's] Rocket League team has really trained vigorously to get to where they are right now. Given the current circumstances of this pandemic, this team has really gone above and beyond my expectations for our first-year goals. Our only loss comes from a tough game from Marist, who is currently sitting at first place. Our team is ready. It’s Fairfield's time now to be recognized and bring home a championship trophy,” said advisor and program coordinator Ethan Godfrey. 

The tournament is available to livestream on Twitch.tv on the OfficialEGF or EGFrocketleague channels and EGF’s official FacebookYouTube and Twitter.

Big East vs. MAAC Challenge

Date: Sunday, December 13
Time:

Round 1

Game 1: No. 8 Marquette vs. No. 9 Siena, Noon (OfficialEGF)

Gm 2: No. 5 Butler vs. No. 12 Creighton, Noon (EGFrocketleague)

Gm 3: No. 7 DePaul vs. No. 10 St. John’s, 12:45 p.m. (OfficialEGF)

Gm 4: No. 6 Quinnipiac vs. No. 11 Niagara, 12:45 p.m. (EGFrocketleague)

Round 2

Gm 5: No. 1 Marist vs. No. 8 Marquette/No. 9 Siena, 1:30 p.m. (OfficialEGF)

Gm 6: No. 4 Seton Hall vs. No. 5 Butler/No. 12 Creighton, 1:30 p.m. (EGFrocketleague)

Gm 7: No. 2 Fairfield vs. No. 7 DePaul/No. 10 St. John’s, 2:15 p.m. (OfficialEGF)

Gm 8: No. 3 Xavier vs. No. 6 Quinnipiac/No. 11 Niagara, 2:15 p.m. (EGFrocketleague)

Semifinals

Gm 9: Winners of Game 5 vs. Game 6, 3 p.m. (OfficialEGF)

Gm 10: Winners of Game 7 vs. Game 8, 3:45 p.m. (OfficialEGF)

Final

Winners of Game 9 vs. Game 10, 4:30 p.m. (OfficialEGF)


Additional Details:

The tournament is available to livestream on Twitch.tv on the OfficialEGF or EGFrocketleague channels and EGF’s official FacebookYouTube and Twitter.

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Last modified: 12-11-20 10:00 AM

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