The Eagles won the Super Bowl and Temple University is still tearing up collegiate StarCraft. Things are good in Philly for football fans and collegiate StarCraft fans alike. While the football season has ended, the StarCraft season is just starting to heat up. So close to playoffs, the results of Week 11 were crucial for some of our teams. Read on for a roundup of the penultimate week of regular season play.
Esports fans in Philadelphia celebrate with #passion in the streets after Temple University’s latest win in Collegiate StarCraft.
Temple University, as my short introduction suggests, was able to easily beat the nonexistent Rochester Institute of Technology team (they dropped out). Temple couldn’t have lost this one even if they wanted to, but it’s always nice to see the Philly boys rack up wins. Meanwhile, University of California, Los Angeles got the week off with a bye. Simon Fraser University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be playing their Week 11 match on February 22nd.
University of Connecticut kept their strong record alive last week by picking up a 3-1 win over the University of Florida. As much as I was rooting against them in Week 10 (I’m all aboard the Chicago hype train), I’m glad they’re still going strong. Speaking of University of Chicago, they were given an easy win against the dropped-out McMaster University team. University of California, Berkeley will play University of Waterloo on the 13th of February (and it’s sure to be a great game from what I can tell).
Though technically a match from Week 10, I’d highly recommend checking out UConn vs. Chicago, which was streamed on 2/1.
Leading the conference, Georgia Institute of Technology took a solid 3-0 win against University of California, Riverside. Georgia Tech is another team (like Chicago) that I’m excited about. I’d love to see this team pull off an upset come playoffs. Southern Illinois University: Carbondale fell to University of Washington. I’m still not particularly impressed with Washington, but this win is a good sign. Lastly, Michigan State University had a bye week.
The fierce University of California, San Diego team beat their UC school comrades at University of California, Irvine three games to one. In the only Week 11 series to reach the ace match, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was able to best University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Naturally, Jarod “JonSnow” George secured the win for his team. University of Texas at Austin had a bye week.
That wraps things up for this week. The season has shaped up as most of us had expected it to. That said, there’s still one more week for some nutty upsets (ex. Waterloo dropping the ball harder than Tom Brady). Make sure you look out for those matches next week as those will be deliver us the final regular season standings.
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