Northwestern esports is mostly done with their season for this semester with less than four matches remaining between Rocket Leage and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. “We added Smash Ultimate this fall, we don’t currently have any plans to add new games in the short-term future,” said Coach Cole Prescott.
“For Rocket League, we are looking to repeat the success of last year and win another conference championship this fall,” said Prescott
They are also closer to that goal with achieving second place finishes as well as winning prize money while competing at two different in-person tournaments this semester.
Their roster consists of seniors Parker Van Kley and Brady Wynia; sophomores Karlton Reuter, Luke Lundquist, Harris Adamson and Izaac Green; and freshmen Max Fiser, Dash Headley and Seth Raap.
The team goes against Ottawa on Nov. 3 and Wayne State on Nov. 10. The JV Rocket League team is also competing this semester and has four matches remaining. They also compete against the University of Northern Iowa on Nov. 3 and Cornell College on Nov. 10, as well as Buena Vista on Nov. 3 and the University of Nebraska – Omaha on Nov. 10.
“For Smash [Ultimate], with this being our first season, our goal has been to build a solid foundation of high-quality team culture and to recruit the players that can help us build that team into a winning squad,” said Prescott.
The final match the Smash Ultimate has is against the University of Northern Iowa on Nov. 7. The roster consists of seniors Luke Van Dyke and Beau Risley, sophomore Noah Luna, freshmen Jonah Van Dyke and Ethan Peterson.
The Overwatch team will be competing in the spring semester. “Our goal with Overwatch in the spring is to make the top two in the conference and hopefully claim the championship as well,” said Prescott. For a full list of matches and statistics, visit the NW Raiders website.