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

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.