Midwest Regional Esports Champions Crowned

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Midwest Regional Esports Champions Crowned

Smash Brothers Finals

November 9, 2019 – The Student League for Intercollegiate Esports (SLICE) and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) are pleased to announce the winners for their first ever Midwest Regional esports event. Students and esports teams from 14 colleges and universities competed in the tournament held at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Chicago, IL. Teams competed in Smash Brothers, Rocket League, and Fortnite.

Kansas City Kansas Community College took the overall first place trophy beating out Richland Community College who came in second. KC’s Destin Williams took home first place in Smash Brothers beating out Northeast Community College’s Josh Escamilla in the finals.  Williams dominated the preliminary rounds and rolled into finals undefeated. The final match was extremely close and came down to the last game where Williams won in the final seconds of the match. 

KC’s Rocket League Team also took home 1st place beating a mixed team from Waubonsee Community College and Richland Community College in the finals.

The champions celebrate their victories!

Below are the final results:

Overall Team

1st – Kansas City Kansas Community College

2nd – Richland Community College

3rd – Northeast Community College 

4th – Moraine Park Technical College

Smash Brothers

1st – Destin Williams, Kansas City Kansas Community College

2nd – Josh Escamilla, Richland Community College

3rd – Jaelynn Abdullah,  Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

4th – Angel Ocampo, Elgin Comunity College

Rocket League

1st – Kansas City Kansas Community College

2nd – (mixed) Waubonsee Community College and Richland Community College

3rd – Moraine Park Technical College

4th – Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Fortnite

1st – Dalton Meis, Richland Community College

2nd  – Justin Myers, Ivy Technical College

3rd – Tony Tin, Ivy Technical College

4th – Austin Duller, Moraine Park Technical College

Regional participants will be invited to participate in the national competition in Orlando, FL on March 5-8 where teams from around the country will be invited to compete for a national esports championship!

The mission of SLICE is to facilitate collegiate esports that create desirable student engagement outcomes for participants. To that end, SLICE provides industry leading competitions and educational opportunities that promote sportsmanship and further the educational mission of colleges and universities.

For additional information, contact info@sliceesports.com, (865)429-9123.