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Left to Right: Head Coach Robert McClelland, Avery Harssema, Victoria Moss, Austin Johnson, Matthew Coleman, Randy Wysocky, Rashad Reed

Watch Esports live on Twitch every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Channel: CommodoreEsports

 

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Contact Coach Robert McClelland
(440) 610-9349
esports@lorainccc.edu

 

The Spring 2022 regular season begins on February 14, with post season beginning April 18.  LCCC is currently playing Super Smash Bros and hopes to expand with more games in the coming semesters.


News & Announcements


Coleman and Harssema Both Knocked Out in NJCAAE Playoffs

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Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema

Pictured: Matthew Coleman (left) and Avery Harssema (right)

April 20, 2022 – – Lorain County Community College’s esports season came to an end Wednesday evening in the second round of the 2022 NJCAAE Spring Playoffs.  Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema, both undefeated coming into the match, suffered their first losses of the 2022 spring season.  The Commodores, under the leadership of Robert McClelland who was named the new head coach in January, finish 27-8.

On Tuesday this week, Coleman (Lorain, OH/Elyria HS) and Harssema (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin HS) made LCCC history as being the first esports players to log a postseason victory with their 3-1 wins over their competitors from Iowa Western and Mott Community College, respectively.  Wednesday evening saw both players lose 3-0 with Coleman falling to Montgomery County Community College and Harssema to Ocean County College.

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE (National Junior College Athletic Association Esports) which is comprised of 80+ schools across the country. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Coleman and Harssema had prolific seasons for LCCC.  During one stretch, Coleman won 21-of-23 rounds for the Commodores.  He had five matches in the nine-week regular season where he shut out his opponent, while Harssema had two sweeps this spring.  Neither player ever had to play a match elimination round until Wednesday’s playoff contest.

In just 21 weeks of competition, the LCCC esports team has compiled a 50-19 record in match play, including postseason, going back to the fall 2021.  


Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema Make LCCC History with Victories in the NJCAAE Postseason

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Avery Harssema and Matthew Coleman

April 19, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College esports team made history Tuesday evening with Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema winning the first postseason matches in LCCC Esports history.  With 8-0 records coming into the postseason, Coleman and Harssema each looked in top shape as they locked up victories in four rounds in the opening round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports Playoffs.

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE which is comprised of 80+ schools across the country.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Making his second appearance in the NJCAAE Postseason, Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, OH/North Ridgeville HS) fell in three rounds in his match with Kameron E. from Lincoln Land CC. 

With the victories, Coleman (Lorain, OH/Elyria HS) and Harssema (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin HS) move on to the second round (32 competitors remaining) in the NJCAAE Playoffs which will take place Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.  All LCCC Esports matches are streamed live on Twitch under the channel: CommodoreEsports.


Esports Sends Three to NJCAAE Postseason

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Avery Harssema, Matthew Coleman, Randy Wysocky

Pictured left to right: Avery Harssema, Matthew Coleman, and Randy Wysocky

 

April 18, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College esports team will be sending three Commodores to the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports Spring Playoffs this week.

Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, OH/North Ridgeville HS) is making his second postseason appearance in his collegiate career.  Wysocky was eliminated in the first round last fall after finishing the fall schedule with a single loss (8-1).  Joining Wysocky will be Avery Harssema (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin HS) and Matthew Coleman (Lorain, OH/Elyria HS) who each finished the spring season undefeated (8-0). Coleman and Harssema missed out on postseason berths in the fall of 2021 despite respectable records of 7-2 and 6-2, respectively.

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE which is comprised of 80+ schools across the country.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Round one is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2022.  Coleman will take on Sam L. from Iowa Western Community College, Harssema is scheduled to take on Michael M. from Mott Community College and Wysocky will face Kameron E. from Lincoln Land Community College.

LCCC streams its weekly esports competitions on Twitch under the channel: CommodoreEsports.  Tuesday’s matches will being at 6pm.


NJCAAE Playoffs Await Coleman and Harssema After Finishing Spring Undefeated

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Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema

Pictured: Avery Harssema (back) and Matthew Coleman await to play their matches in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Lorain County Community College.

April 13, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College esports team will be sending at least two, possibly more, student-athletes to the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate postseason.  This comes after the Commodores esports team concluded their spring regular season going 4-0 to finish the spring at 25-5. 

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE which is comprised of 80+ schools across the country.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Matthew Coleman (Lorain, OH/Elyria HS) and Avery Harssema (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin HS) each set LCCC esports history Wednesday evening as both freshmen completed their 2022 spring slate of games unblemished with Coleman cruising to a 3-0 sweep in his final match of the regular season and Harssema taking a victory via forfeit from his opponent.  Both players finished 8-0.

Austin Johnson (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake HS) and Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, OH/North Ridgeville) also picked up wins via forfeits to finish the season 3-3 and 6-2, respectively.  Wysocky, for a second straight season, is vying for another appearance in the NJCAAE playoffs.  His first came in the fall of 2021 after finishing 8-1 in his first season in competitive esports.

After playoff selections are made on Saturday, round one of the NJCAAE Super Smash Bros. Ultimate division will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.


Esports Improves to 21-5; Coleman and Harssema Stay Unbeaten With One Week Remaining

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Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema

April 6, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College esports team picked up three wins in week 8 of NJCAAE competition Wednesday evening.  The Commodores are now 20-5 on the year heading into the final week of competition before the NJCAAE playoffs begin.

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE which is comprised of 80+ schools across the country.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Matthew Coleman kept his perfect record intact (7-0) defeating Connor H. from Iowa Central Community College.  Last week with his sixth victory, Coleman set a new LCCC Esports record for most consecutive match victories. 

Avery Harssema and Austin Johnson both picked up wins via forfeit while Randy Wysocky suffered just his second loss of the season, falling to Robert Helwig of Rockland Community College in three rounds.

Week 9 is all that remains in the NJCAAE spring schedule with the playoffs set to happen the week of April 18th, 2022.  With wins next week, Coleman and Harssema will be locks to make the postseason while a win for Wysocky could bolster his chances to make a second consecutive postseason appearance.

Esports goes live at 6pm on Twitch under the channel: CommodoreEsports


Sweeps All Around As Esports Goes a Perfect 4-0 in Week 7

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April 1, 2022 – – Esports put together another dominant week of performances against NJCAAE competition with a clean sweep of four matches across the board.  Through seven weeks of play, the esports team is cruising through the spring season having compiled an 18-4 mark with only two weeks remaining until the postseason arrives. 

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE which is comprised of 80+ schools across the country.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

All four members of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate squad went 3-0 in week 7 as matches were played remotely.  Matthew Coleman (Lorain, OH/Elyria HS) and Avery Harssema (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin HS) both remain undefeated in the spring with Coleman 6-0 and Harssema at 5-0.  Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, OH/North Ridgeville HS) picked up his fourth win of the season (4-1) and Austin Johnson (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake HS) (3-3) improved to .500 on the season winning his third match in a row after starting 0-3 this season.

The LCCC Commodores will be back next week live on Twitch for Week 8 of the NJCAAE spring season.  Live stream begins at 6 p.m.


Matthew Coleman Wins Again; Esports Improves to 14-4 in Spring Season

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Matthew Coleman

March 23, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College esports team picked up two wins this week in National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) competition with Matthew Coleman (Lorain, Ohio/Elyria HS) picking up his fifth win of the spring season and remaining undefeated in 2022.  Through six weeks of play, the Commodores are 14-4 overall.

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE that is comprised of 80+ schools across the country.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Coleman’s match was the only one that was actually played as his teammates all either had a bye week (Randy Wysocky and Avery Harssema) or picked up a win via the forfeit (Austin Johnson).

Coleman, coming off his championship in the 2022 NJCAAE Spring Mario Kart Open on Saturday, made quick work of Quoc T. from Hutchison Community College winning in three rounds.  Coleman, playing as the character Kirby from the Kirby video game franchise, racked up an average of 352% damage per round for his third sweep of the spring season. 

The Commodores will be back on Twitch next Wednesday for week seven at 6pm under the channel: CommodoreEsports.


LCCC SUBWAY MARKETPLACE Athlete of the Week for March 13-19, 2022

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Coleman Subway Logo

March 22, 2022 – – Matthew Coleman is this week’s Lorain County Community College SUBWAY MARKETPLACE Athlete of the Week (March 13-19, 2022). 

This week Coleman won his weekly NJCAAE match up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where he swept his opponent from Rockland Community College, 3-0, to remain a perfect 4-0 in the spring season.  Coleman faced some adversity in his match early on, going blow for blow with his opponent for the first two rounds but Coleman, playing as Bowser Jr. from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, persevered winning round one and two despite trailing in damage given to his opponent.  Round three was all Coleman, as he blanked Adam G. from Rockland Community College in the third round for his fourth win of the year.

Coleman followed that up by taking his skills to the game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where he won the NJCAAE Spring 22 Mario Kart 8 Open this weekend where he placed first out of 26 competitors from around the NJCAAE.  Coleman raced with the character Toad for all of his matches.

Coleman won all five of his matches in the head-to-head best-of-three tournament without a blemish, including the final match where he defeated teammate Randy Wysocky for the tournament title.


Matthew Coleman Wins 2022 NJCAAE Spring Mario Kart Open; Wysocky Finishes Second

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LCCC Esports Logo

March 21, 2022 – – A pair of Lorain County Community College esports competitors placed first and second in the 2022 NJCAAE Spring Mario Kart Open held last Friday and Saturday.  Matthew Coleman (Lorain, Ohio/Elyria HS) and Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) made it to the finals after blowing through their competition that features players playing remotely all over the country.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a racing game on the Nintendo Switch that features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Races consist of three laps where players can pick up item boxes that feature weapons, power-ups and mushrooms (turbo blasts) to help them to victory. 

Coleman and Wyoscky finished first and second, respectively, out of 26 competitors playing in a best-of-three head-to-head race.  Coleman breezed through his matches not losing a single round of play.  Wysocky won his first two rounds 2-1, but swept his next two opponents to make it into the finals.

Also competing for the Commodores were Austin Johnson, Chris Coleman, Rashad Reed and Victoria Moss.

LCCC’s esports team will be back playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Twitch under the channel: CommodoreEsports.


LCCC Esports Win Two in Week 5 Matches; Coleman and Harssema Improve to 4-0

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Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema

Pictured: Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema

March 16, 2022 – – The Lorain County Community College esports team picked up two wins in week 5 of National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) competition with Matthew Coleman winning in a three-round sweep, Avery Harssema winning in four rounds, while Randy Wysocky suffered his first defeat of the spring season in a five-round thriller of a match.

The Commodores esports team, LCCC’s newest varsity sport, plays weekly competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches on the Nintendo Switch in the NJCAAE.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format where the objective is to knock your opponent off the fighting platform. Each player starts with three stocks, or lives, at the start of the round. First player to lose all three stocks, loses the round.

Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) was dead in the water against Zachary S. from St. Clair County Community College going down 2-0 after two closely contested rounds of play. But Wysocky fought back, thanks to dominating rounds filled with combos and conservative defensive tactics that forced a final round five.  Wysocky out damaged Zachary S. by 424% in the final three rounds. Wysocky (3-1) was again cruising in round five on his way to his fourth win of the season, but a critical self-inflicted fall with only two stocks remaining switched the momentum to his opponent. 

Matthew Coleman (Lorain, Ohio/Elyria HS) faced some adversity in his match early on, going stock for stock with his opponent for the first two rounds but Coleman, playing as Bowser Jr. from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, persevered winning round one and two despite trailing in damage given to his opponent.  Round three was all Coleman (4-0), as he blanked Adam G. from Rockland Community College in the third round for his fourth win of the year. 

Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) competed remotely and won his match, 3-1.  He is now 4-0 on the season.

Victoria Moss (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria HS) and Rashad Reed competed for LCCC in the intramurals division.

Austin Johnson (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake HS) was on the bye for the Commodores.

Coleman, Johnson, Wysocky, Moss and Reed will compete live on Twitch in the NJCAAE Spring ’22 Mario Kart Open starting this Friday at 8pm. This will be a single elimination tournament (1v1 format) with a 3rd place consolation bracket. Seedings will be done at random. Next week the Commodores will be back to their normal weekly competition amongst NJCAAE opponents.  This Friday’s tournament, and all LCCC esports events, are streamed live on Twitch under the channel: CommodoreEsports.  Wednesday matches start at 6pm.