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Esports Team Photo

2021 Esports Team: Standing: Assistant Coach Nathan Scott, Randy Wysocky, Avery Harssema, Director and Head Coach of Esports Evan Walker. Kneeling: Gavin Lincicome, Matthew Coleman

 

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

Channel: CommodoreEsports

 

Interested in joining the team?

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Contact Coach Evan Walker
(440) 365-5222 extension 8327
ewalker2@lorainccc.edu

 

We will begin the fall 2021 season with Super Smash Bros and expand with more games in the coming semesters.


News & Announcements


LCCC’s Randy Wysocky Makes the NJCAAE Postseason as the #22 Seed

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Randy Wysocky

November 23, 2021 – – In its first season, the Lorain County Community College esports team will have a participant in the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports postseason playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) made the postseason with an 8-1 record in his freshman year for the Commodores.  During his first season with LCCC, Wysocky swept his opponents in every match that he won. His only loss came on October 27 to Salt Lake Community College. Wysocky started the season off with five straight wins and won 15 rounds of play in a row, setting an LCCC record.

“Randy has been an instrumental part of our season,” said LCCC Esports Director Evan Walker. “He has the opportunity to make a deep postseason run with his stick skills. Outside of esports, Randy excels in the classroom and in his fine arts extracurriculars.  He’s a very talented young adult in many facets of life. I’m fortunate and proud to manage Randy.  We will continue to prep over this next week and be ready for Navarro.”

Wysocky, known by his gamer handle Randuski25, is the #22 seed and will face the #43 seeded player out of Navarro College. He is one of 64 players out of a possible 400 nationwide to make the post-season. Round 1 will be played at 7 p.m., November 30, 2021 in the Ewing Activities Center at LCCC.

The match will be streamed live on Lorain County Community College’s Twitch channel: CommodoreEsports. All matches are free to watch.

Lorain County Community College competes in the NJCAAE in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate division. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game on the Nintendo Switch gaming system. The game features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Matches are played in a best-of-five round format.  Rounds consists of players having three lives, the first to lose all three lives by falling off the fighting platform loses the round.


Esports Wraps Up Regular Season at 23-12; Await Playoff Seedings For Postseason Play

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Randy Wysocky

November 17, 2021 – The Lorain County Community College Esports team finished week 9 by going 1-2 to close out regular season play.  They finish 23-12 as a team in their inaugural season.

“Hard fought effort across the board,” said Director of Esports Evan Walker. “We’ll see how the playoff bracket shakes out this weekend but I’m proud of our group for all their accomplishments thus far. It’s been a great start to our program and we couldn’t have done it without this inaugural squad.

The lone winner for the Commodores on Wednesday was Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) who won via forfeit to finish his freshman season 8-1. 

Matthew Coleman (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria HS) lost in three rounds to finish the year at 7-2.  Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) fought hard in his match but lost in the final round to finish his first season at 6-2. 

LCCC is in its first season competing in NJCAA Esports. The Commodores play competitive Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Switch.  Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe.  Players compete in a best-of-five rounds format.  Players start with three lives per round and the first person to lose three lives by falling off the fighting platform loses the round.

Now comes postseason for the Commodores as they await their placement and seedings for the national tournament. Announcements for playoff matches will come this week. The first round of the playoffs will be on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.


LCCC SUBWAY MARKETPLACE Athlete of the Week for October 31 – November 6, 2021

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Matthew Coleman and Subway Logo

November 16, 2021 – – Matthew Coleman has been named Lorain County Community College’s Subway Marketplace Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 31-Nov.6, 2021.  Coleman is one of the first members of LCCC’s Esports team that has gotten off to a hot start with a 21-7 record through seven weeks of play.

Coleman is undefeated in his matches this season (7-0) and currently has 13-round win streak going for the Commodores. Apart from his first match this season, the rest of Coleman’s wins has all come via the sweep against his opponents.  He has two wins via forfeits this season.

Coleman plays under the handle “CynsWhisper”.  He is no stranger to Super Smash Bros. as he has played the game for almost fifteen years and has played every single version of Smash dating all the way back to the N64 game.

Coleman describes his style of play as a defensive specialist first but can play aggressive if needed.  Although he has excelled at Super Smash Brothers, his favorite game is Mario Kart.  In fact, he won a small Mario Kart tournament at the age of nine.


Esports’ Wysocky Sweeps to 7th Win; Coleman’s Perfect Season Ends in Week 8

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LCCC Esports Logo

November 10, 2021 – – The Lorain County Community College Commodore Esports team competed to a 1-1 split on Wednesday with Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) earning his seventh win on the season with a dominant 3-0 sweep against Catawba Valley Community College.  Matthew Coleman (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria HS) lost his first match of the season, snapping a 13-round win streak in the process, against Howard Community College. Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) did not compete Wednesday as he had a bye week.

The Commodores improve to 22-9 overall in their inaugural season competing in the NJCAAE.

The Commodores are competing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game that features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe.  Players compete in a best-of-five round match.  Each round you have three lives. The first person to lose three lives by falling off the fighting platform loses the round. 

All LCCC Esports matches are streamed live on Twitch under the channel “CommodoreEsports”.

The last week for the fall season is Wednesday, November 17 at 6 p.m.  The Commodores will be back live on Twitch as they wrap up the regular season and start the postseason on November 30.


Esports Splits Matches in Week 7; Wysocky Sweeps for Sixth Win

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LCCC Esports Logo

November 3, 2021 – The Lorain County Community College Esports squad went 2-2 for the second week in a row in NJCAAE competition.  The Commodores record improves to 21-7 on the year after seven weeks of matches.  Just two weeks remain in the fall season before postseason play beings for LCCC’s Super Smash Bros. squad.

“Solid week with some hard fought matches all around,” said Evan Walker. “Heading into the home stretch, we’re confident about where we’re at.  We have a plan for success and we’re going to stick to it for these remaining weeks.”

Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) got back on the winning track in week seven with a 3-0 sweep against Catawba Valley CC.  Wysocky suffered his first loss in Week 6 but with the win this week he improves to 6-1 in the 2021 fall season.  Matthew Coleman (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria HS) picked up another win via a forfeit with his opponent from Snow Community College.  Coleman improves to 7-0 and remains the last player on LCCC with an unblemished record.  He has won 13-straight rounds of play, two shy of Randy Wysocky’s 15 straight round victories to open the 2021 season. Coleman’s last round loss happened in week one on September 22, 2021.  

Gavin Lincicome (Lagrange, Ohio/Keystone HS) battled in his match by winning round two to even the match at 1-1 but Alexandria Technical CC won the next two rounds to keep Lincicome from picking up the win.  Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) grabbed a 2-1 lead in his match but he saw his undefeated record end with 2-3 loss as Hinds Community College’s player regrouped and won rounds four and five.  Harssema falls to 6-1 on the season as the freshman was riding a seven-round winning streak heading into the match. 

The Commodores compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game that features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe.  Players compete in a best-of-five rounds match with three lives per round.  First play to lose three lives (getting knocked off the fighting platform), loses the round. 

LCCC competes in the NJCAAE that has over 85 colleges competing in Esports.  LCCC is in its first season playing competitive Super Smash Bros. All LCCC Esports matches are live streamed on Twitch under the channel “CommodoreEsports”.


Commodores Esports Split Matches in Week Six

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LCCC Esports Logo

October 27, 2021 – – The Lorain County Community College Esports team went 2-2 in week six, improving their overall season record to 19-5.   

“Hard fought matches on both sides,” said Director of Esports Evan Walker. “We’ll go back, watch the film, and correct some mistakes.  We’re entering a critical time period which will determine playoff seedings. I’m confident in our guys.”

Matthew Coleman (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria HS) won his sixth match of the year with an impressive 3-0 sweep against Alexandria Technical CC to improve his record to 6-0 in 2021.  Coleman has won 13 straight rounds of play and in matches that he has played in (not including forfeits), he has swept his opponents in four straight matches.

Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) won his match against Florida Gateway via forfeit to remain undefeated on the season (6-0).  Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) and Gavin Lincicome (LaGrange, Ohio/Keystone HS) both lost their matches 1-3 to Salt Lake CC and Garden City CC, respectively.  The loss was Wysocky’s first of the 2021 season and it snaps a 15-round win streak for the first-year player.

The Commodores compete in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.  Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is a competitive fighting game that features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe.  Players play in a best-of-three round format.  Each round, players starts with three lives and the first player to lose three lives loses the round.

The Commodores stream their matches live on Twitch under the channel CommodoreEsports every Wednesday at 6 p.m.  LCCC will return for week seven next Wednesday.


LCCC SUBWAY MARKETPLACE Athlete of the Week for October 17 – October 23, 2021

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Avery Harssema Athlete of the Week

October 27, 2021 – – The winner of this week’s LCCC SUBWAY MARKETPLACE Athlete of the Week (October 17-23) is Esports’ Avery Harssema. Harssema has a spotless 5-0 record through the first five weeks in the Commodores 2021 fall season for esports.

The Oberlin native swept his opponent from Grays Harbor in his week-five match-up.  It is the second week in a row he has gone a perfect 3-0 in match play.  Harssema is currently riding a seven-round win streak, his last loss in round play coming on October 6, 2021.

Harssema competes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a competitive fighting game where players select a character from the Nintendo gaming universe to fight other characters from Nintendo-based games.  Players compete in a best-of-three match format.  Each round consists of a player having three lives, the first player to lose three lives loses the round.

LCCC is in its first season in competitive video gaming, commonly referred to as Esports.  The Commodores compete in the NJCAAE, which feature over 85 schools that compete in a wide range of games from such titles as Fortnite to Madden. The Commodores are 17-3 in match play this season.

Harssema has been playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for about three years and loves to play with the character “Hero.” He would describe his style of play as a wildcard, keeping his opponents on their toes. Harssema was recently awarded 3rd Place in Oberlin College’s PR Spring 2021 Semester.

Some of Avery’s favorite gamers include Cubed, Krock, BlueBlue, Butter and Big_Hacker.  One his favorite gaming memories was landing an invisible spike on Oberlin’s #1 PR player.

You can watch the all the Commodores previous week’s competitions on Twitch under the channel CommodoreEsports.  LCCC competes every Wednesday at 6 p.m.  All matches are streamed live on Twitch.


Lincicome, Wysocky and Harssema Sweep; LCCC Esports Improves To 17-3 in 2021

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LCCC Esports Logo

October 20, 2021 – – The Lorain County Community College Esports team put another sweep on the board this week, beating all of their opponents in week 5 to improve to 17-3 overall on the year. The LCCC Esports team plays competitive Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game that features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. Players play a best-of-five rounds match, each round you start with three lives, first to lose three lives loses the match.

Gavin Lincicome (LaGrange, Ohio/Keystone HS) swept his opponent from Iowa Central Community College giving him his second win the of the season and his first sweep of the year. Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) continued his dominant season with another sweep of his opponent which improves his record to 5-0 (15 straight round victories).  Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) also swept his opponent from Grays Harbor. Matthew Coleman (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria HS) won his week 5 match via forfeit.

“Let the good times roll,” Director of Esports Evan Walker said. “We’ve got a month left until playoffs and our team is as hot as ever.  I’m proud of our guys and confident we can continue this streak.”

Esports will be back on the sticks next week on October 27, 2021 at 6 p.m.  All Esports matches are streamed live on Twitch under the channel CommodoreEsports.


Wysocky, Coleman, and Harssema Sweep Opponents; Esports Improves to 13-3

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October 13, 2021 – – Lorain County Community College Esports put together another solid evening with victories in three of four matchups to improve their overall season record to 13-3. 

Randy Wysocky, Matthew Coleman and Avery Harssema each defeated their opponents in 3-0 sweeps to remain undefeated on the season.  Gavin Lincicome nearly came away with his second win in row but fell in five rounds to his opponent from Three Rivers College.

“We’ve started to hit a nice little stride,” said Director of Esports and Head Coach. “Our guys are eager to keep that momentum going. Now that we’re about halfway done, it’s more important now more than ever to stay laser focused which I know we’ll do week in and week out.”

LCCC Esports is in its inaugural season as a varsity sport as a member of the NJCAAE which has over 85 schools participating in Esports. The Commodores play Super Smash Brothers on the Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game that features characters from the Nintendo gaming universe. All competitions are streamed live on Twitch under the account CommodoreEsports.

Esports will be back competing next week with opponents from Bryant & Stratton College, Grays Harbor, Iowa Central, Arizona Western.  Match begins at 6 p.m.


Esports Smashes Its Way to 4-0 Sweep in Week 3

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LCCC Esports Logo

October 6, 2021 – The Commodores Esports team scored a 4-0 sweep in their matches on Wednesday against players from various schools improving their overall record to 10-2 in their inaugural season.  Lorain County Community College defeated their opponents in a best-of-five game match in the video game Super Smash Brothers played on the Nintendo Switch.

“Very pleased with the sweep tonight,” Director and Head Coach of Esports Evan Walker said. “We’ve been making strides every week so far and I’m eager to see where we can go.  I think the sky’s the limit with this group.”

Matthew Coleman (Lorain, Ohio/Elyria HS) and Randy Wysocky (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville HS) went 3-0 in their matches with Salt Lake Community College and Arizona Western Community College, respectively.  Avery Harssema (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin HS) won his match 3-1 vs. Northeastern Technical and Gavin Lincicome (LaGrange, Ohio/Keystone HS) won his first match of the year via forfeit with his player from Grays Harbor.

LCCC Esports competes in the NJCAAE with 85 other schools.  Super Smash Brothers is a competitive fighting game featuring characters from the Nintendo gaming universe.  LCCC Esports plays every Wednesday night at 6pm and all matches are streamed on Twitch.

Highlights to all matches can be found on the Commodores Athletic YouTube page.