LCCC Athletics Update

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 5 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 7-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 3 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.