Alma, Mich. - The Alma College League of Legends team loss to Western Illinois University - Quad Cities in the Fall League of Legends Championship on Thursday. The Scots were able to reach the Finals after entering the postseason as the No. 6 seed but could not take down the undefeated and top-seed Western Illinois.
The Scots jumped out to an early lead as Leighton Collingwood found the level one pick onto an opposing player. After the strong start the Scots struggled to keep up the momentum though. Jacob Wilburn found success in this game roaming around the map cleaning up several eliminations. Wilburn ended the first Game with seven eliminations, five deaths and two assists. Ultimately, the Scots dropped the first game of the series, 33-18.
Alma loaded into game two confident in the team composition that they had selected in the draft phase. The Scots played the early half of the game slower than last and that worked in their favor. Rotating around the map Alma was able to find several picks with the Jhin ultimate from Connor Demarest. The Scots ended up dropping the last game, 22-11, thus ending their finals run.
"I am so proud of the effort these athletes put in this season," Head Esports Coach Chris Gaumond said. "They have grown so much as a team on and off the rift. I am looking forward to seeing what this team can do next semester and beyond. Go Scots!"