Alma, Mich. - The Alma College League of Legends team competed in a doubleheader against Morningside College and Lawrence Tech University on Thursday with the Scots coming away with victorious against Morningside for their first win of the season.
The Scots started the night off strong by gaining an early lead in the first game against Morningside and never letting go. Alma was able to gain leads in every lane and transition that into objectives and towers as they marched on Morningside's base and won game one.
Game two kicked off with the bottom lane duo of Connor Demarest and Leighton Collingwood taking a lead with the help of Alex Flint in the Jungle. Alma wasted no time and grouped to win several team fights before ending the match with a 2-0 victory.
Demarest took Player of the Game honors as he put on a clinic on League of Legend's newest character; Samira. Demarest posted 28 eliminations and 23 assists throughout the contest while only having two deaths.
Alma mistepped and started the second best-of-three of the night off with a loss in the opening game against Lawrence Tech. In the second game the Scots adjusted to the playstyle of Lawrence Tech and were able to find a victory using their strong knowledge of team fights in their favor. The match went to a deciding third, however, the Scots were unable to find an opening and eventually lost with a series score of 2-1.
The Scots will look to go 2-2 on the year when they face FlashBang eSports on Thursday.