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LANCER GAMING EARNS FIRST-EVER PODIUM FINISH IN PROGRAM HISTORY

Rocket League Squad Claims Third Place Through 4-1 Victory Over York Lions.

Windsor, Ontario, April 4, 2022. During its inaugural season, Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad earned the program’s first-ever podium finish by securing a solid third-place win over the York University Lions (Toronto, CA) in the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) playoffs. The Lancers dominated Lions in a best of 7 series; claiming victory 4-1.

"We have been preparing for this since the match against Waterloo during the week previous,” said Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. “The result we ended up with was amazing!”

Lancer Highlights:

Game 1 [1-3]:

  • The first game against Lions experience a slow start for the Lancers, with no goals in the first two minutes. That changed when Connor "Chilly" Dolan had an amazing 50/50 to send the ball straight to Luka "Zehnoh" Velimirovic to score. Unfortunately, the lead didn't last long with an instant equalizer from the Lions who added 2 more goals in the 90 seconds of the match. Lancers lost the game 1-3.

Game 2 [6-5]:

  • The second game was a thriller. The Lancers went down 4-1 in the first two minutes and the only goal came from Zehnoh. They then turned the game around, scoring 3 amazing goals set-up by passing plays. The Lancers tied the game with 1 minute 42 seconds left. After the comeback, the Lancers took the lead 17 seconds later as Zehnoh scored a goal from a 50/50 by Daniom "Inguinal" Hailemariam. The York Lions responded right away tying the match 5-5. The game eventually went to overtime and the Lancers won from a great goal by Chilly and pass from Zehnoh. The Lancers came back from a 4-1 deficit to take the second game 6-5 in overtime.

Game 3 [4-2]:

  • The Lancers were flashy in game 3. The first goal was scored by Zehnoh forcing the ball into the net from a pass by Chilly. York responded instantly scoring right from kick-off tying the game 1-1 at 4 minutes and 10 seconds. York began to fall apart with a floater shot by Zehnoh going past two York defenders. The first solo play of the match came from Inguinal taking the ball past 2 defenders and reading the final York defender like a book; blocking his save to send the ball straight into the next solo play that came from Chilly, bouncing the ball off the ground to then follow it and tap it right in between 2 York defenders. The Lancers won game 3, 4-2 giving them the lead in the series.

Game 4 [1-0]:

  • Game 4 was a stalemate between both teams until Zehnoh put the pressure on the side of York, forcing the ball into their zone and passing it to Chilly who took it over 2 defenders scoring the first goal of the match at 3 minutes and 7 seconds. Two of the closest chances for York to equalize were shutdown by Chilly. Inguinal, in a similar fashion, got to the ball last second and pushed it off the crossbar to ensure the victory. The game ended 1-0 with the Lancers only needing 1 more win to finish 3rd place in their first season in the OPSE Rocket League Competition.

Game 5 [2-1 OT]:

  • During game 5, it did not take long for the Lancers to kick it off with a goal. Zehnoh scored the first goal in the first 30 seconds of the match popping the ball over the final defender for it to fall into the net. York Lions then tied the match with 34 seconds left, Chilly nearly gets the goal-line clearance but it wasn't enough to stop the ball from crossing the line. The game went into overtime and the game was secured by Inguinal who lightly placed the ball between 2 defenders.

With the conclusion of the match, Lancer Gaming finished 3rd overall in the OPSE playoffs.

Placement

Earnings

Team

3

$900

    Lancer Gaming

 

"This was a great game. The boys deserved this with all the hard work they put in. The next goal will be placing higher in our future events and leagues, and I have no doubts that we will,” said Naebkhil.

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Dylan Revenberg

Media Manager - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Email: dylan.revenberg@uwindsor.ca


UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR AND LANCER GAMING TO RECEIVE CUSTOM-BUILT GAMING SYSTEMS FROM LENOVO CANADA (MARCH 24, 2022)

In-Kind Donation Will Enable the University’s Competitive Esports Community

Lancer Gaming, the first intercollegiate esports team in Canada, has announced a collaboration with Lenovo Canada to support the University of Windsor’s esports program.

 

Through an in-kind donation, Lenovo Canada will provide eight custom built Lenovo Legion systems to support Lancer Gaming’s current (League of Legends, Valorant and Rocket League) and prospective (future expansion) teams as well as two administrative solutions for its GameDay and operational staff.

 

“We’re grateful for Lenovo’s leadership and generosity, and know that because of this contribution, more experiences will be able to be offered to students at the University of Windsor by Lancer Gaming,” says Dr. Phebe Lam, Acting Associate Vice President, Student Experience.

 

In exchange for the donated Lenovo Legion products, Lenovo Canada will receive marketing and promotional benefits during Lancer Gaming’s upcoming competitive season and prominent logo placement in the esports arena at Vanier Hall once constructed.


Cindy Crump, Director of the Student Success and Leadership Centre says she is particularly delighted with the team at Lenovo and their modeling of leadership through the inclusion of Lancer Gaming student staff in the development of this sponsorship. “Together with Lenovo’s professionals and Lancer Gaming Coordinator, Jeremy Renaud, practical skills experienced by these students will undoubtedly transferrable into many settings and future roles. The substantial gift of equipment is more than the icing on the cake.”

 

“Our Lenovo Legion portfolio of gaming PCs and accessories are expertly crafted to help gamers of all skill levels perform to the best of their abilities. We’re proud to provide these state-of-the-art Lenovo Legion systems to Lancer Gaming to help its teams improve their skills, compete at the highest levels, and continue building out their esports program,” said Craig Taylor, consumer segment director of Lenovo Canada.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues and tournaments for its teams to participate.

 

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For more information, please contact:
 

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca


LANCERS ROCKET LEAGUE SQUAD HEATING UP HEADING INTO THE BATTLE OF WINDSOR (MARCH 3, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad had a strong best-of-five series against Kent State University in the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC). The Lancers won the series 3-2.

 

Lancer Highlights:

  • Luka “Zehnoh” Velmirovic had one of his best games of the season. He was a brick wall in the defensive zone saving 13 shots on target, a menace on offense scoring 5 goals, with one of them being an amazing double-tap giving the Lancers an early lead in the series. Luka also had 2 great assists in game’s 3 and 5, which ended up being crucial for the Lancers to win the series.
  • Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan was present all around the field, constantly challenging the opponents for possession until the ball fell right into Luka or Danu's lap. He also scored the only goal in game 5 to win the series for the Lancers. Connor scored twice, had 3 assists and saved 3 shots on target throughout the series.
  • Daniom "Inguinal" Hailemariam was the key to success in clutch moments. Having many (7) last man saves, 3 incredible assists and his only goal is an impressive double-tap in game 4.

 

“This was a great match to have before our match against St Clair,” said Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. “It really showed us where we prevailed and where we struggled. We went over what we should work on immediately after the match and we will be ready for our clash against St Clair.”

 

The Lancers will compete in their 6th regular season match against the St. Clair Saints in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) tonight (Thursday, March 3, 2022) at 7:00 P.M. (EST).

 

Tune in to watch the Win-City match TONIGHT! Live at: twitch.tv/UWinLancerGaming

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:
 

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

 

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #NECC

 


LANCERS VS SAINTS: Hometown Rivalry to Decide Esports Leader (March 2, 2022)            

 

A match Thursday between Rocket League squads from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College will be a meeting of the top teams in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). Lancer Gaming is currently ranked #2 in just its first season of competition, while the well-established Saints Gaming is #1.

 

Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League (published by Psyonix) has up to eight players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match.

 

The two will play for the first time March 3 at 7 p.m. Fans can tune in to watch the livestream on Twitch.

 

Lancer Team Roster:

  •  Yusuf Thermalrex Naebkhil – Head Coach

  • Luka Zehnoh Velimirovic

  • Daniom Inquinal Hailemariam

  • Connor C H I L L Y Dolan

  • Brady Nin10dough Malott (Sub)

  • Caden TheNamesL Quiring (Sub)

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while also serving as provincial and international governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues and tournaments for participation.

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

 

 


A TOP 8 FINISH FOR THE LANCERS ROCKET LEAGUE SQUAD (FEBRUARY 25, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad played in the first Collegiate Carball Association (CCA) Open tournament of the year. The squad ran through the competition to take a top 8 finish for a first in the program’s history. The Lancers dominated their opponents in the double-elimination bracket style tournament and secured 75 points going forward!

 

"We have been preparing for this competition for the last couple of weeks and the result we ended up with was amazing,” said Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil.

 

Saturday Highlights:

  • The Lancers started with captain Luka "Zehnoh" Velimirovic, Daniom "Inguinal" Hailemariam, and Connor "C H I L L Y" Dolan.
  • Losers Round 1: Lancer Gaming started as the 46th seed in the tournament giving them a bye straight to the Winners Round 2.
  • Winners Round 2: Lancers faced Florida Atlantic University who forfeited the match. This sent the Lancers to Round 3 against the University of Waterloo.
  • Winners Round 3: Lancer Gaming faced Waterloo early in the season and unfortunately lost 3-1. This time it was different, and the team made it look easy as they beat Waterloo 3-1 in game one and 5-4 in game two, sending the Lancers to the Winner’s Quarterfinals.
  • Winners Quarterfinals: Lancer Gaming faced Penn State Blue in the Winners Quarterfinals. Unfortunately, the Lancers couldn't get past Penn State’s defense and lost the series 3-1. This sent the Lancers to losers round 6 where they faced McGill University.

 

At this point Head Coach Naebkhil pointed out that "Luka, Danu, and Connor were on fire” and made little to no mistakes.”

 

  • The Lancers then made a roster change as Brady "Nin10Dough" Malott substituted for Connor "C H I L L Y" Dolan in the loser’s bracket.
  • Losers Round 6: Lancer Gaming faced McGill earlier that week and kept the matches close. This time the team made it look easy knocking out McGill from the tournament winning game one 3-1 and game two 6-1 sending the Lancers to Losers Round 7.
  • Losers Round 7: Lancer Gaming faced Drexel Dragons Gold not even sweating winning the series 2-0. This put the Lancers one match away from qualifying for the Top 8.
  • Losers Quarter Finals: This was the final jump that Lancer Gaming had to make to qualify for the Top 8 and it wasn’t going to be an easy fight as they faced second seed Siena Heights University. Lancer Gaming left Siena Heights with a big upset in the tournament as they won the best-of-five series 3-1, sending the Lancers to the Top 8 bracket for the first time in Lancer Gaming history.

 

"In the loser’s bracket, we had to substitute Brady in for Connor” said Naebkhil. “Brady played out of his mind as I’ve never seen a super-sub that good. He came in with a bang in the McGill match and made Drexel look easy. He was a monster on defense against Siena Heights. He constantly outpaced every player on that team."

 

Sunday Highlights:

  • The Lancers started with captain Luka "Zehnoh" Velimirovic, Daniom "Inguinal" Hailemariam, and Brady "Nin10dough" Malott.
  • Losers Finals: We faced King Tornado which Lancer Gaming have played against last year. The matches were very close. Daniom "Inguinal" Hailemariam substituted in for Brady "Nin10dough" Malott in game three. Unfortunately, the Lancers lost a heartbreaking game five which would end their run in the CCA Open.

 

With the conclusion of the tournament Lancer gaming achieved 75 Points in the standings for finishing Top 8.

 

Placement

Points

Team

1

401

Penn State

2

300

UCF

3

240

Syracuse

4

185

West Virginia

5

130

King

6

130

St. Clair

7

75

Alabama

8

75

Lancers

 

 

"This was a great weekend. The boys deserved this with all the hard work they put in. The next goal will be making it even further in the Top 8, and I have no doubts that we will,” said Naebkhil.

 

Lancer Gaming will be playing in the second CCA Open Tournament on Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27, 2022, to try and achieve more points towards the standings.

 

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:
 

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #WeAreWindsor #RocketLeague #NACE #CCA

 


LANCERS SILENCE GAELS IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ACTION (FEBRUARY 19, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming played the Iona College Gael in a College League of Legends (CLoL) match this past Saturday. They quickly took the best-of-three series 2-0, as they won their first game 47-26 and second game 26-6, respectively.

 

Game 1 Summary:

  • Lancers League Head Coach Ali Abduelmula stated that “game one was exceptionally played by the squad. The players held the lanes they needed to and played above and beyond.” Abduelmula said he was especially impressed with “Ivan ‘Flogic’ Beric and Owen ‘Fleur De Lis’ Huang”. He then highlighted that the rest of the team played well.
  • The Lancers won 30-5 and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

 

Game 2 Summary:

  • “Another quick and easy game as it ended in under twenty minutes and we had even less losses than we did in game one of the series,” said Abduelmula. He further explained he was very impressed by “Tyler ‘Young Tiller’ Hong and Mark ‘Brasilian Goku’ Barkou”. Abduelmula (AliMula) then switched with Osama "ir0n3d" Al Eisawy and continued their trend of winning in the jungle.
  • The Lancers dominated match two winning 26-6. They took the series in a swift 2-0.

 

“Overall, I'm impressed with what we've been doing in CLOL in this 2022 season and I can't wait to see how our playoff run for CLoL will be like,” said Abduelmula. “We are a lot stronger than we were last year”.

 

Stream Archive: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1303525855

 

The Lancers will take to the rift in back-to-back League action on Friday, February 25 in National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) and on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in College League of Legends (CLOL). Follow our social media channels listed below and stay tuned for more information on matches and live streams!

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:
 

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #WeAreWindsor #LeagueOfLegends #NECC #CLoL


GAME FIVE THRILLER IN LANCERS ROCKET LEAGUE ACTION (FEBRUARY 18, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad took on McGill University in The National Association of College Esports (NACE) Starleague this past Thursday. The team started off slow against McGill but quickly picked up the pace as s best-of-five series progressed. The Lancers dominated games’ four and five; securing the series over McGill 3-2.

 

Series Summary:

  • Game 1: Lancers 1 - 0 McGill
  • Game 2: Lancers 1 - 4 McGill
  • Game 3: Lancers 2 - 3 McGill
  • Game 4: Lancers 2 - 1 McGill
  • Game 5: Lancers 4 - 1 McGill

 

Lancer Highlights:

  • Luka “Zehnoh” Velmirovic scored an incredible half-field shot in game three to send the Lancers into overtime. Throughout the series, Luka was setting up his teammates with the ball to rifle shots on target. Luka scored a total of 2 goals, had 2 assists and saved 3 shots on net.
  • Daniom "Inguinal" Hailemariam scored an amazing hattrick in game five winning the series for the Lancers. He scored an amazing solo goal breaking down two McGill defenders and sent the ball straight into the net. He scored a total of 4 goals, had 4 assists and saved 7 shots on target.
  • Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan was a menace on the field constantly taking shots at the opponent’s net. While being dominant upfront he was a brick wall out back, saving 9 shots on target, and scoring the winning goal in game one from a great pass by Inguinal. He had 2 assists and scored 3 times including a buzzer beater goal to send the team to game five.

 

“This series was a surprising one,” said Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. “We did not expect McGill to do as well as they did. We struggled in games two and three, but the boys pulled it back winning games four and five” said Naebkhil. “This was an intense series and was a good one to have before our CCA Open Tournament.”

 

The Lancers compete in the College Carball Association (CCA) Saturday, February 19th and Sunday, February 20th, 2022. Stay tuned for more information about their Spring Open bracket run coming soon. Follow our social media channels below!

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #WeAreWindsor #RocketLeague #NACE #CCA


A HEARTBREAKER ON VALENTINE’S DAY FOR LANCERS VALORANT SQUAD (FEBRUARY 14, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming had to win two of three play-in matches to make the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) Valorant playoffs as they were just short of qualifying in the regular season. The Lancers dealt with a heartbreak on Valentine’s Day and had just fell short in both matches, which ended their OPSE season.

 

“All of the games were very winnable, but a few players had poor performances,” said Lancers’ Head Coach Antonio Bechard. “Our star player Brandon Peralta was having an off day and was not able to perform up to his usual standard.”

 

OPSE Play-in Results:

 

Match 1 vs. Conestoga College

  • This match was played as a best of 1 on Conestoga’s map pick (Icebox). 
  • Conestoga’s map pick was on that the Lancers were not yet confident on. Although the match was close, Conestoga managed to take the win 13-10.
     

Match 2 vs. Durham College

  • This match was played as a best of 3 against Durham College.
  • During map 1, Durham had an extremely strong performance in the first half which took the team by surprise. The Lancers started to come back in the second half but Durham continued to dominate and had pulled away with the lead. Lancers lost the first map 4-13.
  • The Lancers chose ‘Icebox’ after reviewing strategies and openings against Conestoga. After the first half the Lancers were leading 7-5 but had a disappointing second half. Durham took the second map 8-13 thereby winning the series 2-0.
     

“We were very surprised by some of the strategies Durham chose to use, but it was a great learning experience for the players and coaching staff,” said Bechard.

 

The Lancers will have more Valorant action next week. Follow our socials listed below to get information on all our teams matches and streams!

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #WeAreWindsor #InauguralSeason #Valorant #TeamOPSE


LANCERS SHOOT FOR THE STARS IN ROCKET LEAGUE ACTION (FEBRUARY 12, 2022)

 

 Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad fell 3-1 in a hard-fought series against the Ottawa Braves (Kansas) in the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) action earlier this week.

 

"The team absolutely popped off during the Collegiate Rocket League Qualifier 2, scoring amazing goals and running through teams”, says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. “It's unfortunate that it had to be cut short, but it definitely showed how strong our roster is and that we can compete at a very high level of play.”

 

The team hoped to bring the same level of play into the match against the talented Braves.

 

Lancer Highlights:

  • Luka “Zehnoh” Velmirovic scored two great goals in the third game, one of them being an incredible double-tap to tie game three. He scored a total of 5 goals, had 1 assist and saved 7 shots on target.
  • Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan scored the game winning goal to tie the series 1-1 against the Ottawa Braves. C H I L L Y scored 1 goal, had 2 assists and saved 2 shots on target.
  • Brady “Nin10dough” Malott who substituted in for Daniom “Inguinal” Hailemariam scored an amazing goal to tie game two as he beat the Ottawa defender sending the ball straight into the back of the net. Nin10dough scored 1 goal, had 2 assists and saved 2 shots on target.

 

“The team fought hard throughout the series definitely keeping the games close till the last minute.” says Naebkhil. “The next step for us is to review this match and prepare for our upcoming matches.”

 

The Lancers will compete in their fourth regular season match against McGill University in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. (EST). Stay tuned for more information about streams by following the Lancer Gaming Social Media channels listed below!

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #NECC


WINDSOR ROLLS OVER THE GEORGIAN COLLEGE GRIZZLIES! (FEBRUARY 11, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming finished off their last League of Legends’ regular season match in the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League earlier this week as they rolled through the series with a swift 2-0 sweep over Georgian College. They dominated the first game 30-5 and the second game 46-22 respectively and are currently sitting in the 7th seed position overall with playoffs on the horizon later this month.

 

Game 1 Summary:

  • Lancers’ League Head Coach Ali Abduelmula highlighted that the first game was “well played by all players, as it was a very quick game by our team”. The Lancers won 30-5 and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

 

Game 2 Summary:

  • A well played match by all, as everyone was playing with champs that they weren’t very comfortable with,” says Abduelmula. The Lancers left no margin for error as they ended the second match 46-22 and won the series 2-0.

 

Stream Archive: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1290772747

 

The Lancers take on the Ottawa University Gold in the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. (EST). The League of Legends roster also takes on Fordham University Esports in College League of Legends (CLOL) this Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). The match will be streamed by Lancer Gaming at: twitch.tv/UWinLancerGaming.

 

Fans can connect with Lancer Gaming via:

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #LeagueOfLegends #TeamOPSE


LANCERS GO TO BATTLE IN ROCKET LEAGUE QUALIFIER (FEBRUARY 6, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad had a strong showing in the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Qualifier 2 in their attempt to secure a spot in regular season play. The qualifier was played as a double-elimination bracket format.

 

CRL Qualifier 2 Results:

 

Winners Bracket

  • Series 1 (Round 2): Lancers secured the series against GMU Gold as they won game one, 4-2; and dominated game two, 7-3
  • Series 2 (Round 3): Lancers battled hard against one of the tournament favorites, GT Swarm but fell short in the series (4-1 and 2-0) sending the Lancers down to the losers bracket.

 

Losers Bracket

  • Series 3 (Round 3): Lancers dominated the match against RIT Violet winning game one, 2-1 and game two, 7-3
  • Series 4 (Round 4): Lancers faced King's (PA) Red; a team they knocked out in the first CRL Qualifier. Lancers won the series 2-0. Game one ended 4-0 and game two had ended 3-0
  • Series 5 (Round 5): Lancers fell short against RIT Black losing the series in game three. RIT Black won the first match 3-2, though the Lancers fought back winning game two 3-0. Unfortunately, they lost game three 2-1 to end their run in the CRL Qualifier 2.

 

“Unfortunately, we didn't qualify for regular season play in the CRL,” said Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. “In the winners bracket, we made it to round 2, losing to one of the favorites, then made a run to round 5 but fell short in game 3.”

 

The Lancers play their first NECC match against the Ottawa Braves Tuesday, February 8, 2022.They will be kicking off their first matches in the UGC Esports league (Bowling Green State University and Northwood University) on Wednesday, February 9 followed by the North American Collegiate Esports (NACE) one against the Western Mustangs on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The match against the Mustangs will be streamed live through the Lancers’ Twitch: Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #NACE


LANCERS SWEEP RIDGEBACKS 3-0 IN ROCKET LEAGUE ACTION (FEBRUARY 4, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad swept the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU) Ridgebacks 3-0 in a recent National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) match-up.

 

"We went into this series confident knowing that we beat OTSU recently in OPSE competition," says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. "With the 3-0 sweep against OTSU, this places the Lancers in a 3-way tie for 1st place with the St. Clair Saints and Western Mustangs in NACE competition.

 

Lancer Highlights:

  • With an outstanding series, Luka “Zehnoh” Velimirovic scored the winning goal in overtime via game 1  from an incredible fifty by Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan. Zehnoh went on to score 3 more times while earning 1 assist and 1 save on target throughout the series.
  • Daniom “Inguinal” Hailemariam scored an incredible double-tap in game 1, which sent the Lancers into overtime. Inguinal scored 2 goals and had 2 assists while saving 4 shots on target across all 3 games.
  • C H I L L Y was a menace to the OTSU defense; constantly bumping them, which led to open goal shots for Zehnoh and Inguinal to score. C H I L L Y scored once and had 2 assists while saving 3 shots on target throughout the 3-game series.

 

“The team did great but will focus up over the next few days,” says Coach Naebkhil “We have the final CRL qualifier this weekend and are looking to quality for our first season. The boys are confident as I am that we will make a push to qualify to the CRL.”

 

The Lancers will enter Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) qualifying competition later this weekend through privately streamed match-up’s to earn a spot in regular season play.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #NACE


LANCER GAMING UNVEILS INAUGURAL GAMEDAY UNIFORM (FEBRUARY 4, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming is pleased to unveil its official Gameday uniform.

 

"We are excited to showcase our brand, which both carries and is a natural extension of the storied blue and gold Lancers’ one," says Lancer Gaming’s Esports Coordinator, Jeremy Renaud.

 

The inaugural GameDay uniform is emblazoned with the Lancer Gaming brand and the Canadian flag as well as an elite series of gold Lancers advancing forward to showcase progressive movement in unison, which symbolizes both teamwork and success.

 

“Players, coaches and staff are thrilled with the look and feel of the Adidas-style uniform that is both well suited and representative of our brand as we collectively charge forward to victory!” says Renaud.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming is also exploring other competitive leagues for its League of Legends, Valorant and Rocket League squads to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #LeagueofLegends #Valorant #RocketLeague #TeamOPSE #NACE


LANCERS SOAR THROUGH CONDORS (FEBRUARY 4, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming soared through the Conestoga Condors 2-0 in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ action earlier this week.

 

Game 1 Summary:

 

“A great game played by all with special thanks to Mark BRASILIAN GOKU Barkou and Tyler YOUNG TILLER Hong,” says Lancers’ League Head Coach Ali Abduelmula. “Though the game took longer than anticipated, we came away with a win.”

 

Game 2 Summary:

 

Once again, a great performance by all and one of the best games for the team this year,” says Abduelmula. “A flawless victory!”

 

The Lancers will next see action against the Georgian College Grizzlies on Monday, February 7, 2022. The game will be streamed live on the Lancer Gaming’s Twitch: Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #LeagueofLegends #TeamOPSE 


LANCER GAMING UNVEILS INAUGURAL GAMEDAY UNIFORM (FEBRUARY, 4, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming is pleased to unveil its official Gameday uniform for the Winter 2022 season.

 

"We are excited to showcase our brand, which both carries and is a natural extension of the storied blue and gold Lancers’ one," says Lancer Gaming’s Esports Coordinator, Jeremy Renaud.

 

The inaugural GameDay uniform is emblazoned with the Lancer Gaming brand (on the left chest) and the Canadian flag (on the left sleeve) as well as an elite series of gold Lancers spearing forward to showcase forward movement in unison; symbolizing teamwork and success.

 

“Players, coaches and staff are thrilled with the look and feel of the Adidas-style uniform that is both well suited and representative of our brand as we collectively charge forward to victory!” says Renaud

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its League of Legends, Valorant and Rocket League teams to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #Valorant #RocketLeague #LeagueofLegends #TeamOPSE #NACE


LANCERS GO THE DISTANCE TO UPSET THE RAMS (JANUARY 28, 2022)

 

This past evening, Lancer Gaming went the distance to upset the Ryerson Rams after 5 straight games of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Rocket League action.

 

"The series against Ryerson was an intense one to watch," says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. "We were prepared for a tough series and had pushed all the way through to secure our first win in NACE competition.”

 

Lancer Highlights:

 

  • Team Captain Luka “Zehnoh” Velimirovic scored a series saving goal by clearing the ball downfield to then tap it right over Ryerson’s defender. This play sent the Lancers into overtime in game 4. He scored 3 mores times and had 1 assist during each of the 5-game series.
  • Daniom “Inguinal” Hailemariam scored the winning goal in game 4. Inguinal hit the ball high to catch his own rebound off the ceiling while getting a flip before coming down a wall, which blocked the Ryerson clear; sending the ball into the goal. This forced Ryerson to game 5. Inguinal scored 2 more times and had 3 assists throughout the series.
  • Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan dominated game 2 scoring a goal before dusting a Ryerson defender to pass the ball to Zehnoh for another; and was the wall in the back, saving 5 shots on target. He scored a total of 2 goals and had 3 assists. He also saved 9 shots on target through the 5-game series.

 

Lancer Gaming won the series 3-2 to upset the Rams.

 

“The team did amazing. We struggled a little bit in games’ 1 and 4 but fixed our mistakes quickly to secure the win, says Coach Naebkhil. For now, we need to focus on the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Qualifier this Sunday to hopefully qualify for the CRL season.”

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #NACE

 


STINGERS UPSET LANCERS IN ROCKET LEAGUE HEARTBREAKER (JANUARY 27, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad were upset by the Concordia Stigners this past evening 3-2 in a tough Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) heartbreaker after 5 straight games.

 

"The match against Concordia was a tough one," says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. "The Lancers went up 2 games but could not close out the series and end up losing 2-3. The team gave it their best.”

 

Lancer Highlights:

  • Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan scored the first goal of the series with an aerial shot going into the top right cover on the net. C H I L L Y also scored 6 more goals and 4 assists.
  • Luka “Zehnoh” Velimirovic made a great play with C H I L L Y; passing him the ball to be redirected into the back of the net. Zehnoh scored 4 goals and had 3 assists.
  • Nick “Glosserty” Zuidema, who subbed in for Daniom “Inguinal” Hailemariam, had an amazing fifty off of the ceiling that led to a perfectly placed ball for C H I L L Y to score. Glosserty scored 2 goals and had 2 assists.
  • Inguinal, who subbed back in, started game 4 off with a bumping play, which left an open net for Zehnoh to score. Inguinal had 1 assist.

 

“The team went into the match against Concordia strong, winning the first 2 games. Unfortunately, we couldn’t close out the series and ended up losing,” says Coach Naebkhil. “Overall, the team did great and with more practices and matches together, we can definitely become a contender to win the OPSE Rocket League Playoffs and also its Champions.”

 

The Lancers will return to the pitch to battle the Ryerson Rams this evening (Thursday, January 27, 2022) at 7:00 p.m. Fans are invited to join the watch party via the Lancers Twitch: Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #TeamOPSE

 


MUSTANGS RAID LANCERS’ STABLE (JANUARY 25, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming fell to the Western Mustangs 0-2 after 1 hour and 35 minutes of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ play.  

 

Game 1 Summary:

“Ivan FLOGIC Beric held his ground and played well but the bot lanes had it rough as their Rakan was setting up tournament dives all around, which made it difficult for us,” says Lancers’ League Head Coach Ali Abduelmula.

The Mustangs won 29-3 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

 

Game 2 Summary:

“Osama IRON3D Al Eisawy and Thai San ILLEST RICE BOY Ha played well as they picked up their pace, but the bot lane had a rough go as their Leona was all over the map,” says Abduelmula.

The Mustangs won 27-15 set to win the series 2-0.

“Overall, the team played well against the talented Mustangs who overtook us,” says Abduelmula.

 

Stream Archive: https://tinyurl.com/2p8d7dm5

 

The Lancers will take to the rift against Pennsylvania State University (through National Association of Collegiate Esports “NACE” play) on Saturday, January 29 before battling Conestoga College (OPSE) on Monday, January 31, 2022.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #LeagueOfLegends #TeamOPSE


LANCERS CLINCH A PAIR OF VICTORIES THROUGH INAUGURAL NECC VALORANT PLAY (JANUARY 25, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming clinched a pair of victories in National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) Valorant play over the Keyano College Huskies and Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen.

 

“Joining NECC was a great decision for our program as NACE did not have any competitive Valorant offerings for our team to participate,” says Lancers’ Head Coach Antonio Bechard. “We signed up quickly for our inaugural season and got off to a great start!”

 

The Lancers claimed victory over the Huskies winning their maps with convincing wins.

 

“Luke LUKEN Knehler and Brandon BEEBOG Peralta had standout performances and had led the team well,” says Bechard.

 

During the second game, the Lancers took the Dutchmen by storm through the second half of play to clinch another victory amidst technically difficulties.

 

“Luke disconnected from the match for 6 rounds but was able to fix his technical difficulties before the team won with a strong second half,” says Bechard. “Overall, the team played well.”

 

Domestically, Lancer Gaming fell to the Laurier Golden Hawks in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) Valorant action.

 

“Laurier is a top-rated team in OPSE and both had performed well on defence,” says Bechard. “However, Laurier won handily on each map to take the game.”

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) for Rocket League and League of Legends. The Lancers are a member of OPSE and the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) for Valorant. These entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies domestically and/or internationally. Lancer Gaming will continue to explore other competitive leagues for its teams to participate as its programs grow.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #Valorant #TeamOPSE #NECC


UPCOMING LANCER GAMING MATCHES (WEEK OF JANUARY 24, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming will go head-to-head against the Laurier Golden Hawks, Western Mustangs, Concordia Stingers and Ryerson Rams this week in Valorant, League of Legends and Rocket League Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) action.

 

Lancer GameDay Matches:

 

Valorant

Lancer Gaming vs. Laurier Golden Hawks (OPSE)

Monday, January 24, 2022 I 6:00 PM

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/OPSESPORTS

 

League of Legends

Lancer Gaming vs. Western Mustangs (OPSE)

Monday, January 24, 2022 I 8:00 PM

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING

 

Rocket League

Lancer Gaming vs. Concordia Stingers (OPSE)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 I 8:00 PM

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/OPSESPORTS

 

Rocket League

Lancer Gaming vs. Ryerson Rams (NACE)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 I 7:00 PM

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING

 

Special Note: Live stream broadcasts are free to the public. Copy and paste each Twitch link into your browser’s URL to view for free on any desktop through to mobile communications device.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #Valorant #LeagueofLegends #TeamOPSE #NACE


WINDSOR WRANGLES WICKED WIN OVER WIDENER (JANUARY 23, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming opened its College League of Legends (CLOL) Winter 2022 season with a solid 2-0 win over Widener University. The Lancers took the rift by storm by winning both of its games at 32-10 and 29-9 respectively.

 

Game 1 Summary:

“A well played game that was led by Tyler YOUNG TILLER Hong (ADC) and Mark BRASILIAN GOKU Barkou (Support),” says Lancers’ League Head Coach Ali Abduelmula. The Lancers won handily 32-10 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

 

Game 2 Summary:

Another solid performance by the team. Everyone held their ground for the win and I picked up my own presence as well,” says Abduelmula. The Lancers widened the margin yet again with a 29-9 set to win the series 2-0.

 

Stream Archive: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1272812912

 

The Lancers will next see action against the Western Mustangs through Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ play on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The match will be live streamed by either OPSE (Twitch.TV/OPSESPORTS) or Lancer Gaming (Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING); TBA.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #LeagueOfLegends #CLOL


LANCERS CLAIM VICTORY OVER RIDGEBACKS IN ROCKET LEAGUE ACTION (JANUARY 21, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming’s Rocket League squad continued its winning campaign of the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) regular season with a convincing 3-1 victory over the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU) Ridgebacks.

 

"OTSU went into this match strong and definitely gave us a challenge," says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. "Fortunately, the boys came through and won the series 3-1 handily.”

 

Lancer Highlights:

  • Brady “Nin10dough” Mallot, who subbed in for Connor “C H I L L Y” Dolan showed how strong the team was even without fielding its main roster. Brady came in with a bang by scoring an amazing double tap from an incredible angle. He scored 3 more times while assisting twice across all 4 games.
  • Daniom “Inguinal” Hailemariam had an outstanding passing play with Luka “Zehnoh” Velimirovic while nearly leveling the score in game 2, which would have taken the Lancers to overtime. He scored 3 times and had 3 assists across all 4 games.
  • Luka “Zehnoh” Velimirovic, who captained the team, scored a banger of a double tap. He scored 4 times and had 3 assists throughout the series.

 

“We have our last match before OPSE playoffs against Concordia next week,” says Coach Naebkhil “The match will be a big one and a win would mean that we would finish top 3 in our first regular OPSE Rocket League season, which is a great achievement.”

 

The Lancers will battle the Concordia Stingers on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

 

Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League (published by Psyonix) witnesses two teams battle on the pitch, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. 

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #TeamOPSE


LANCERS FALL TO LIONS IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS’ PLAY (JANUARY 21, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming lost to the York Lions 2-0 in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ play this past evening.

 

Game 1 Summary:

“Overall, a well played game by Ivan FLOGIC Beric and Osama IRON3D Al Eisawy who held the team together during the early stages,” says Lancers’ League Head Coach Ali Abduelmula. “However, the team fell during the later parts of the game to give the Lions a 1-0 lead.”

 

Game 2 Summary:

FLOGIC kept the team morale high as he was played well in the mid lane though the enemy jungler was playing extremely well and essentially put all the lanes behind,” says Abduelmula. “Overall, it was a tough game that results in the Lions taking the game and match 2-0.”

 

Post-Game Statistics:

  • Owen FLEUR DE LIS Huang (Top). Score: 6/5/6 KDA I 221 CS Creep Score I 13,893 Gold
  • Osama IRON3D Al Eisawy (Jungle). Score: 7/4/13 KDA I 209 CS Creep Score I 13,996 Gold
  • Ivan FLOGIC Beric (Mid). Score: 7/3/5 KDA I 219 CS Creep Score I 12,589 Gold
  • Tyler YOUNG TILLER Hong (ADC). Score: 6/6/5 KDA I 278 CS Creep Score I 14,159 Gold
  • Mark BRASILIAN GOKU Barkou (Support). 0/10/12 KDA I 36 CS Creep Score I 7,573 Gold

 

The Lancers will next see action against Widener University in College League of Legends’ Action this Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. The game will be streamed live on the Lancer Gaming’s Twitch: Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #LeagueofLegends #TeamOPSE


LANCERS FALL TO MUSTANGS IN VALORANT PLAY (January 20, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming lost to the Western Mustangs 2-0 in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) Valorant play.

 

"The team played well during the first map but struggled along the second half of Ascent (the second map)," says Valorant Head Coach Antonio Bechard. "With a little more practice and coordination, it would have been a closer series. The team is progressing steadily and overall, everyone performed fine though Musaab MOUSEY Hussein was having an off day.”

 

The Lancers will next see OPSE Valorant action against the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks on Monday, January 24, 2022 (6:00 p.m.). The game will be streamed live on OPSEs Twitch: Twitch.TV/OPSESPORTS.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #Valorant #TeamOPSE


UPCOMING LANCER GAMING MATCHES (WEEK OF JANUARY 17, 2022)

 

Lancer Gaming will square off against the Western Mustangs, York Esports and Ontario Tech (OTSU) Esports this week in Valorant, League of Legends and Rocket League Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) action.

 

Lancer GameDay Matches:

 

Valorant

Lancer Gaming vs. Western Mustangs

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 I 6:00 p.m.

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/WESTERNMUSTANGS

 

League of Legends

Lancer Gaming vs. York Esports

Thursday, January 20, 2022 I 8:00 p.m.

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/OPSESPORTS

 

Rocket League

Lancer Gaming vs. OTSU Esports

Friday, January 21, 2022 I 6:00 p.m.

Live Broadcast: Twitch.TV/OTSU_ESPORTS

 

Special Note: Live stream broadcasts are free to the public. Copy and paste each Twitch link into your browser’s URL to view for free on any desktop through to mobile communications device.

 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

 

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

 

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #Valorant #LeagueofLegends #TeamOPSE


Content Manager Job Opportunity (January 14, 2022)

Forward:

Lancer Gaming values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage women and minority applicants to apply.

 

Timelines:

Job Posting: Friday, January 14, 2022

Application Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 (Noon)

Online Interview Process and Selection: Week of January 24, 2022

Start Date: Week of February 1, 2022

 

Organizational Background:

Lancer Gaming is the University of Windsor’s competitive esports program. It currently fields teams that compete in both domestic and international play through its League of Legends, Valorant and Rocket League programs of which, the latter two were introduced this past Fall.

It is currently a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE); and is exploring other competitive leagues, tournaments and events for its teams to participate.

 

Content Manager Opportunity:

The Content Manager will be responsible for providing assistance in marketing and promotion of Lancer Gaming. The Content Manager will work closely with Lancer Gaming staff (and its coaches) to plan, develop, promote and report on success(es) of Lancer Gaming (inclusive of its teams) through social media and other communications platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch and Youtube.

 

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with the development of content to support Lancer Gaming. This includes, developing content to support promotion of upcoming matches as well as reporting on post-game results. Content that is developed pre-competition will support promotion of matches as in-game information to support Twitch programming. For the latter, the Content Manager will draft stories showcasing results of Lancer Gaming by reporting on results (of each match) while securing quotes by coaches and players (if and where applicable). Useable content (where applicable) will be reported quickly through social media where lengthier content may be vetted (edited) by the Esports Coordinator for website and/or Univeristy communications via the Daily News or Student Newsletter.

• Develop and maintain a regular marketing and communications schedule to support upcoming matches inclusive of timely write-up for post event reporting.

• Assist with promotional strategies where required to support compeitions, programming and recruiments.

• Work with the Lancer Gaming members to draft story ideas and elements to support content creation.

• Develop communication channels interally amongst Lancer Gaming staff and the public.

• Attend and report of behalf of your portfolio at weekly Lancer Gaming meeting.

• Complete weekly check-in’s and final reviews with the Esports Coordinator.

 

The candidate will develop and grow the following skills:

• Problem-Solving Skills – Application of analysis to an observed problem and using observations to solve this problem.

• Communication and Written Skills – Regular contact with staff, team members and coaches through email, phone, Discord or in-person contact (if applicable) to coordinator information.

• Resourcefulness – finding and using online software and web applications to create teachable situations for players.

• Time management skills – develop a training schedule that considers both the coach’s and players’ additional roles and responsibilities.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have/be:

• Experience developing and creating content to support a variety of platforms including but not limited to traditional written communications in MS Office through to Social Media platforms (Instragram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Additional experinece with InDesign or Photoshop is consdered an asset.

• Background, experience and/or understanding of the following games Rocket League, League of Legends and Valorant. Experience in other games is considered an asset.

• Flexible and adaptable.

• Variable work schedule. Evening and weekend work is often required.

• Written and verbal communication skills.

• Detail-oriented with strong organization and time-management skills.

• Full-time student at the University of Windsor in their third year of post-secondary studies or beyond.
 

For more information and/or to remit your expression of interest in writing, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor 


LANCER PRIDE FINISH LIONS 3-0 IN ROCKET LEAGUE PLAY (January 13, 2022)

Lancer Gaming opened the Winter (2022) season with a solid 3-0 win over Lambton Esports in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) Rocket League play.

"The boys were pretty confident before going into the game," says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil. "Connor C H I L L Y Dolan had an amazing debut, both scoring and assisting multiple times in all 3 games. This was also an important win for the team, which allowed us to continue our fight for 2nd place!"

Lancer GameDay Line-Up and Statistics:

  • Luka Zehnoh Velimirovic – Score 535 (1 Goal, 2 Assists, 2 Saves and 6 Shots)
  • Daniom Inquinal Hailemariam – Score 480 (2 Goals, 1 Assist and 5 Shots)
  • Connor C H I L L Y Dolan – Score 412 (2 Goals, 1 Assist, 1 Save and 3 Shots)

The Lancers will next see OPSE Rocket League action against OTSU Esports on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League (published by Psyonix) has up to eight players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #TeamOPSE 


LANCER GAMING ANNOUNCES ITS ROCKET LEAGUE SQUAD FOR THE WINTER SEASON (January 12, 2022)

Lancer Gaming is pleased to announce its Rocket League squad who will be representing the University of Windsor domestically and internationally this Winter (2022) season.

Team Roster:

  • Yusuf Thermalrex Naebkhil – Head Coach
  • Luka Zehnoh Velimirovic
  • Daniom Inquinal Hailemariam
  • Connor C H I L L Y Dolan
  • Brady Nin10dough Malott (Sub)
  • Caden TheNamesL Quiring (Sub)

“This Winter season is going to be an exciting one for Lancer Gaming. With the addition of a new player as well as those players who will be returning, I can’t wait to see how this season will turn out for them,” says Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil.

Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League (published by Psyonix) has up to eight players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. 

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will also be exploring other competitive leagues for its team to participate.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook (Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA), Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason #RocketLeague #TeamOPSE #NACE


LANCER GAMING ANNOUNCES LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SQUAD (September 29, 2021)

Lancer Gaming is pleased to announce its League of Legends squad who will be representing the University of Windsor domestically and internationally this upcoming 2021-22 season.

Team Roster:

  • Ali Ali Mula Abduelmula - Head Coach
  • Tyler Young Tiller Hong - Captain
  • Mark Brasilian Goku Barkou
  • Osama ir0n3d Al EIsawy
  • Ivan Flogic Beric
  • Thai San illest rice boy Ha
  • Owen Fleur De Lis Huang
  • Rob Hindsight OP Zompanti
  • Nick La Lame Sinistre LeBel

League of Legends (LoL), commonly referred to as “League”, is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games.

“After overlooking the tryouts for the 2021-2022 season, I’m excited to what this year has to offer,” says League of Legends Head Coach Ali Abduemula. “Whether it be seeing what the new players have to offer or how the returning players have improved, I’m looking forward to seeing how this season will turn out for Lancer Gaming.”

Lancer Gaming is a member of the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (instagram.com/lancergamingca/).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming
Student Success and Leadership Centre
The University of Windsor
Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca
#UWinProud #UWindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #LancerGamingCA #YQG #Windsor #InauguralSeason

 

Lancer Gaming is pleased to announce its inaugural Rocket League squad who will be representing the University of Windsor domestically and internationally for this upcoming 2021-22 season.

Team Roster:

  • Yusuf Thermalrex Naebkhil - Head Coach
  • Luka Zehnoh Velimirovic - Captain
  • Daniom Inguinal Hailemariam
  • Caden TheNamesL Quiring
  • Brady Nin10dough Malott

Rocket League, developed and published by Psyonix, is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular warfare, enjoyed by fans and competitors worldwide.

“Every player on the team brings something special to the game. We can’t wait for you guys to see the Rocket League team in action!” says newly appointed Rocket League Head Coach Yusuf Naebkhil.

Lancer Gaming is a member of the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies.

Lancer Gaming is pleased to announce that it will add two new competitive programs this Fall; Rocket League and Valorant.

Rocket League, developed and published by Psyonix, is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular warfare, enjoyed by fans and competitors worldwide. Valorant is a tactical based FPS developed and published by RIOT Games, which engages agents against one another in teams.

The introduction of the two new programs was the result of an online survey earlier this spring at the University of Windsor, in collaboration with the Student Success and Leadership Centre, Office of Student Experience and via the campus-wide Daily News publication.

The purpose of the survey, which was, in part, to learn more about the esports interests of the University’s student body, and how to better engage underrepresented students, including encouraging more participation from students who identify as female.

The survey itself was led by Nick Zuidema, Program Development and Diversity Coordinator for Lancer Gaming, whose position was funded through Ignite. Zuidema is also the Esports Club President that majors in Human Kinetics at the University.

“Data from the survey indicated a strong interest in Rocket League followed by Valorant, Call of Duty and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” shared Zuidema. “There is definitely interest in the last two programs, which can be revisited in the future as Lancer Gaming grows.”

Lancer Gaming has begun planning for the Fall through the development of its infrastructure of coaches to support its new programs before hosting tryouts.

Tryouts, which will begin later this Summer, will create opportunities for 17 full-time students at the University to join the team and compete in their respective leagues. Furthermore, students who are eligible to represent the University through Lancer Gaming and maintain a high academic average will become eligible for a financial award of $750 per semester, totaling $1,500 per season.

Lancer Gaming is proud of its League of Legends team who showcased a cumulative average of 79% and undergraduate major GPA of 77% this past season.

“Lancer Gaming is grateful to the Financial Awards office for enabling these opportunities for our students,” says Jeremy Renaud, Esports Coordinator for Lancer Gaming. “It plays a pivotal role in the recruitment of talent but also ensures that students pursue their academics to the highest degree possible first and foremost.”

Through its League of Legends’ team, Lancer Gaming is currently a member of the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). OPSE is the governing body for esports in Ontario while NACE, the international one based out of the US. Both entities organize competitions through intercollegiate esports while serving as governing bodies. Lancer Gaming will be expanding its membership through the introduction of Rocket League and Valorant in these leagues and potentially more this Fall.

“There is tremendous potential for growth for esports at the University,” says Renaud. “There are many opportunities for future program development, and we will continue to look to introduce facilities and opportunities for student engagement at all levels.”

Lancer Gaming battled the University of Chicago Maroons through Round 2 of College League of Legends’ TEEMO Cup action this past weekend.

In a convincing fashion, the Lancers powered through the Maroons who yielded twice during Game's #1 and #2 after 1 hour and 36 minutes of combined play.

Game 1 Summary: “A great game played by the Lancers overall,” said Windsor’s Head Coach Ali Abduemula. “Despite multiple kills by the enemy mid-laner our team responded in-kind to assume a convincing lead...Chicago then surrendered, which resulted in our win.” Lancer Gaming 1-0.

Game 2 Summary: “Early kills gave Chicago a staggering lead but Windsor rallied to even the odds then powered through to take the lead,” said Abduelmula. “Chicago, unable to rally from that point, once again surrendered to yield Windsor another win.” Lancer Gaming 2-0.

A replay of the match-up is available through Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING.   

The Lancers will advance to Round 3 of the tournament this Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 4 p.m. against West Point.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (instagram.com/lancergamingca/).

Lancer Gaming battled the Bushnell Beacons through Round 1 of College League of Legends’ TEEMO Cup action this past weekend.

For the #3 seeded Lancers, this was their inaugural entry into the TEEMO Cup tournament after a 4-2 regular season finish as well as a unique chance to meet Bushnell University, a Division 1 NAIA, NACE and Cascade College Conference member.

Game 1 Summary: “An exceptionally well-played game by the Lancers overall,” said Windsor’s Head Coach Ali Abduemula. “Owen Huang ‘Flukin Reformed’’s pentakill in the Top lane helped us dominate the board as our team racked up points and lead to a convincing win.” Lancer Gaming 1-0.

Game 2 Summary: “Ben Cristina "PandaBoyOP" and Rob Zompanti "Hindsight OP" in the Jungle and Support lanes played well in their roles and made great plays toward the end of the game. As a coordinated unit, the Lancers dominated the game.” Lancer Gaming 2-0.

A replay of the match-up is available through Twitch.TV/UWINLANCERGAMING.

The Lancers will advance to Round 2 of the tournament to battle Chicago Esports this Saturday, March 27 (time to be announced).

Lancer Gaming was to meet the Ryerson Rams through Round 6 of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

For the #25 ranked Lancers, "this was an exciting opportunity to meet their fellow Canadian #16 Rams through the inaugural match-up as Ryerson are not members of the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) league," said Windsor's head coach Ali Abduelmula.

Upon the 15 minute mark (3:15 p.m. EST), Lancer Gaming was declared the winner of the match due to league rules, which state:

Article 3.6 Lateness Penalties

A team will automatically forfeit their match if they are not ready to play within 15 minutes of their agreed-upon match time or within 10 minutes of the start of additional games (e.g. games 2 or 3 in a best of three series). Internationally delaying the lobby or game start will still subject the team to the penalties set forth in this section.

The Lancers advance 4-2 in eastern conference collegiate LoL action.

Lancer Gaming hosted the Fanshawe Falcons this past Wednesday in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) post-season League of Legends’ (LoL) esports action.

Despite a win over the neighbouring Falcons during the regular season, Fanshawe upset the Lancers 2 games straight after 1 hour and 35 minutes of combined play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “Tyler Hong ‘Young Tiller’ (ADC) and Rob Zompanti ‘Hindsight OP’ (Support) held their ground through the bot lanes though Owen Huang ‘Flukin Reformed’ (Top) had a rough go against the enemy laner up top,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “The Lancers fell short as the Falcons claimed the first win.” Fanshawe, 1-0.

Game 2: “Huang stepped up his game during this match and went head-to-head with the enemy top laner,” said Abduelmula “but the team had trouble on the rift where the enemy mid-laners and ADC advanced to secure another win for the Falcons.” Fanshawe, 2-0.

“It a very tough match for the Lancers,” said Coach Abduelmula. “We beat the Falcons during the regular season and they came back strong during the post-season rematch. We look forward to seeing them again next Fall.”

Lancer Gaming returns to Round 6 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) LoL action this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. versus the Ryerson Rams. The match-up will be streamed live via Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming.

Lancer Gaming took on Worcester Polytechnic Institute this past Saturday during Round 5 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers posted a solid win over the Goats 2 games straight after 1 hour and 12 minutes of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “Ben Cristina ‘PandaBoyOP’ and Rob Zompanti ‘Hindsight OP’ played exceptionally well in the Jungle and Support lanes. Cristina was a rift warrior with zero deaths to his name all match long while Zompanti made incredible plays to help lead their team to victory over the Goats,” says Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. Lancers, 1-0.

Game 2: “The match was one-sided for the Lancers who completely commanded the game from start to finish,” says Abduelmula. “Owen Huang ‘Flukin Reformed’ played great in the Top lane along with Cristina in the Jungle, but overall, it was a total team effort and win.” Lancers, 2-0.

“I was very impressed with the Lancers,” says Coach Abduelmula. “We played great overall and improved during the second game to secure another win on the road in Massachusettes.”

Lancer Gaming is currently 3-2 in Eastern Conference action with its next round-robin competitor to be announced later this week and contested on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

A replay of the match-up can be found on Lancer Gaming’s official Twitch channel: Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming.

Lancer Gaming returns to Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) play this Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. through its 2nd post-season match-up versus the Fanshawe Falcons. The match will be streamed live on the Falcons’ channel, Twitch.TV/FanshaweFalcons.

Lancer Gaming took on the Queen’s Golden Gaels this past Wednesday in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

For the Lancers, this was their first post-season game in inaugural OPSE action through which the Gaels delivered an upset in just under 1 hour and 30 minutes of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “Osama Al Eisawy  ‘ir0n3d’ held his ground in the Jungle against a tough enemy laner though Firas Al-Khulaidy ‘yourboyelmo’ and Braeden Hutchinson ‘Yee Boi b hutch’ experienced trouble in the Mid and Top lanes as Queen’s maintained map pressure on the board that led to their win,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. Queen’s, 1-0.

Game 2: “This match was extremely close with Windsor edging Queen’s the whole way by a kill said Abduelmula. Mark Barkou "Brasilian Goku" at Support had tough competition against the enemy ADC though enemy Bot lane pressure helped Queen’s take Windsor in the end. Queen’s, 2-0.

“In comparison to our first meeting during the regular season, our team greatly improved to go toe-to-toe with the Gaels,” said Coach Abduelmula. “We look forward to our next post-season match-up next week.”

Lancer Gaming will contest its next OPSE post-season season match on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, with its competitor to be announced.

Lancer Gaming returns to Round 5 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) LoL action this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. versus Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The match-up will be streamed live via Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming.  

Lancer Gaming took on the Rochester Tigers this past Saturday during Round 4 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers fell to the Tigers 2 games straight after 1 hour and 19 minutes of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: Mid laner “Firas Al-Khulaidy ‘yourboyelmo’ and the Bot lane held their ground in an extremely tough game,” says Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “Ivan Beric ‘Flogic’ who filled in for our starters in the Top lane experienced trouble in unfamiliar territory where Rochester snowballed too fast to take the lead and eventual win.” Tigers, 1-0

Game 2: “The squad came back from a tough 1st game and maintained a strong presence across the majority of the board during the 2nd led by both Beric and Ben Cristina ‘PandaBoyOP’ in the Top and Jungle lanes,” says Abduelmula. “We held in ‘til the very end through a totally winnable game though Rochester beat us in the end.” Tigers, 2-0.

“We look forward to playing Worcester next weekend though will refocus our efforts back home through our first post-season match-up against Queen’s later this week,” says Coach Abduelmula.

Lancer Gaming is currently 2-2 in Eastern Conference action with its next round robin competitor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute to be contested on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

A replay of the match-up can be found on Lancer Gaming’s official Twitch channel: Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming

Lancer Gaming returns to Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) play this Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. through its 1st post-season match-up versus the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Post-season action will be streamed live via Twitch.TV/OPSESports.

Lancer Gaming took on the Georgian College CyberGrizzlies this past Saturday during Round 3 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers humbled the CyberGrizzlies 2 games straight after a hardened 2 hours and 25 minutes of combined play; the longest battle in Lancer Gaming’s LoL history.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “Owen Huang ‘Flukin Reformed’ in the Top lane, stood tall and held the line during his first game while Ben Cristina ‘PandaBoyOP’ and Ivan Beric ‘Flogic’ played exceptionally well in the Jungle and Mid lanes,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “The Lancers had a tough early start to this game though rebounded with a stunning upset to capture the ‘W’ for Windsor.” Lancer Gaming, 1-0.

Game 2: “This was a really hard game on the Lancers that took over an hour to finish. We went toe-to-toe with the CyberGrizzlies but Tyler Hong ‘Young Tiller’ at ADC strategically did everything he needed to do to help us secure another win,” said Abduelmula. Lancer Gaming, 2-0.

“Overall, this was a tough match-up with the CyberGrizzlies, especially Game 2. For that particular game, it could have very easily gone the way of the competitor,” said Coach Abduelmula. “However Tyler Hong paved the way for success as he led our team to victory.”

Lancer Gaming is currently ranked #26 out of 61 international teams (with 2 wins and 1 loss) in Eastern Conference NACE play with its next round-robin competitor to be announced later this week.

A replay of the match-up can be found on Lancer Gaming’s official Twitch channel: Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming.

Lancer Gaming will also return to Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League action through post-season competition with its first competitor to be announced once seeding has been completed for Round 1 by the league.

Lancer Gaming took on the Condors of the Conestoga College this past Wednesday in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

For the Lancers, this was their final game of regular OPSE play through which the Condors prevailed 2-1 after 2 hours and 26 minutes of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “Rob Zompanti ‘Hindsight OP’ who made his debut at Support for the Lancers played exceptionally with Tyler Hong ‘Young Tiller’ at ADC,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “However, the enemy’s Top laner snowballed early to enable their team to an overall win.” Condors, 1-0.

Game 2: “Braeden Hutchinson "Yee Boi b hutch" bounced back in Top lane with team comp at 100% during this set, which fueled our overall victory,” said Abduelmula. Lancer Gaming, 1-1.

Game 3: “Ivan Beric "Flogic" played well in the mid lane while both the Top and Bot lanes held strong but the early game was rough in the Jungle with mid-lane pressure getting out of control, which drove our enemy’s success in the end,” said Abduelmula. Condors, 2-1.

“This was a very winnable game,” said Coach Abduelmula. “We hung in for over two hours of combined play with some great lessons and experience learnt to take into the post-season.”

Lancer Gaming is ranked 10th in the OPSE regular season (with 2 wins and 9 losses) and will look ahead to its post-season; seeding and competition to be announced during the week of February 8, 2021.

Lancer Gaming returns to Round 3 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) LoL action this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. versus the Georgian College CyberGrizzlies. The match-up will be streamed live via Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming  

A replay of the match-up can be found on Lancer Gaming’s official Twitch channel that also launched this past weekend, Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming.

Lancer Gaming returns to Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League action this Thursday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. versus Conestoga College.

Lancer Gaming took on Penn College this past Saturday during Round 2 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers tamed the Wildcats 2 games straight just after 1 hour and 22 minutes of combined play; and in the process, secured the program’s first international win.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “The Team played exceptionally well throughout Game 1. Tyler Hong ‘Young Tiller’ secured the Lancer’s first ‘Pentakill’ in competitive gaming, which was supported by excellent play by Firas Al-Khulaidy ‘yourboyelmo’ and Ben Cristina ‘PandaBoyOP’ in their respective roles,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “Though the Wildcats demonstrated early pressure in the Top lane, it wasn’t enough against our team’s combined pressure on the board to result in an early win.” Lancer Gaming, 1-0

Game 2: “Game 2 went really well for the squad where we led the whole way with nearly 0 deaths,” said Abduelmula. The Lancers did not give the enemy any opportunity to get back in the game throughout the match, which led us to another win.” Lancer Gaming, 2-0.

“I am really proud of the Lancers combined play and in the fact that they played with ‘Champions’ that they weren’t used to. I am also proud of Owen Huang "Flukin Reformed" who dealt with tough competition from an enemy laner though came up with unique strategies through exceptional teleports and map pressure to hold the line,” said Coach Abduelmula.

Lancer Gaming is currently 1-1 in Eastern Conference, NACE play with its next round-robin competitor to be announced later this week.

Lancer Gaming took on the Western Mustangs this past evening in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

In a best of 3 series, OPSE’s #1 ranked Mustangs overtook the Lancers 2 games straight after just under 1 hour of combined play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “Owen Huang ‘Owen’ played well after having being put in the game on short notice and also out of his comfort zone,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “Western’s constant dives early on gave them an edge that continued to grow and then the win.” Western, 1-0.

Game 2: “The team reset mentally for Game 2. Communication was great with improved overall play,” said Abduelmula, “but enemy laners took the advantage by shutting down our team leaving no room to fight.” Western, 2-0.

“Overall, I am very happy with the team’s synergy,” said Coach Abduelmula. “Western is a very tough unit…rightfully so as the league’s top ranked team with a perfect record. We look forward to seeing them again in the future.”

Lancer Gaming returns to international play through Round 2 of National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League action this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. against Pennsylvania College.

The match-up will be streamed live through Lancer Gaming's new twitch channel Twitch.TV/UWINLancerGaming

Lancer Gaming entered its inaugural match-up of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) League of Legends’ (LoL) season this past Saturday against The City College of New York.

In a best of 3 series, New York upset Windsor 2-0 straight after 1 hour and 57 minutes of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: “The Lancers had a great start with Tyler Hong ‘Young Tiller’ and Mark Barkou ‘Brasilian Goku’ playing exceptionally well,” said Windsor’s head coach Ali Abduelmula. “However, the enemy Jungler got ahead early on, which gave him the flexibility to carry his team to a win.” The City College of New York, 1-0.

Game 2: “Firas Al-Khulaidy “yourboyelmo” held his ground and kept up with their Challenger mid-laner along with Hong early on in the game though their enemy Jungler took over once again to lead his team to another win,” said Abduelmula. The City College of New York, 2-0.

“A well played game by the Lancers but their team had more map control to secure the win,” said Abduelmula.

The Lancers return to Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League action against the #1 ranked Western Mustangs this Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. via a live match-up online at Twitch.TV/OPSESports 

Lancer Gaming took on the Fanshawe Falcons this past evening in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) play.

In a best of 3 series, Windsor’s Blue and Gold upset the Falcons 2-0 straight after 1 hour and 14 minutes of League action.

Windsor also sported a new look offense on the board with 4 new member additions to the team; three of which had started, who included Braeden Hutchinson in the “Top” position, Firas Al-Khulaidy along the mid-lanes, Owen Huang at “ADC” and Ivan Beric; a substitute mid-laner

Game Summary:

Game 1: Lancers demonstrated an “immediate synergy amongst their starting line-up with excellent communication and coordinated play,” according to Head Coach Ali Abduelmula. “Despite a bad early game under constant enemy pressure, the team rallied back to win” over the Falcons, which resulted in UWin lead, 1-0.

Game 2: Ben Cristina saved the game with his call-outs and baron steal allowing the team to come back and win the game. “Bot lane made a bad play early on, which allowed the enemy to get 3 kills on us in the first 5 minutes,” says Abduelmula “but overall, well played by Cristina and Al-Khulaidy leading damage on their team...where baron steal saved us to win the game;” Windsor, 2-0.

“The team was very happy with their win and I was very proud of the new members who were able to produce on day one,” says Abduelmula.

The Lancers next see action against the #1 ranked Western Mustangs; Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. They are currently 2-7 for their inaugural season.

The University of Windsor hosted The University of Toronto in a live match-up this past evening in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) play.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers held their grown though faltered to the top ranked Varsity Blues in just under an hour of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: Michael Clarke (MJC3Offline) and Osama Al Eisawy (ir0n3d) played at the top of their game; battling it out head-to-head with their U of T counterparts. Mohammed Al-Abbas (ReallySexyMan) experienced a rough start that made him fall behind whilst Toronto applied max pressure on the mid-lane, thus taking command and the lead; Varsity Blues 1-0.

Game 2: Tyler Hong (Young Tiller) and Mark Barkou (Brasilian Goku) kept the Lancers hot on the trail of the Blues having stunned their opponents with an impressive early triple kill though the enemy Aatrox and Kayn’s quick healing abilities made them impossible to kill leading Toronto to another win; Varsity Blues 2-0.

According to Lancer Gaming’s Heach Coach Ali Abduelmula “our bot lanes played incredibly well and kept our hopes alive. The in-game castors were excited for both team’s performances. We were happy to have played against a very high ranked team.”

The Lancers will next see action against the Fanshawe Falcons on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m.

The University of Windsor hosted The University of Ottawa in a private match-up this past evening in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) play.

In a best of 3 series, the Gee-Gees upset the Lancers 2 games straight after 1 hour and 52 minutes of play.

Game Summary:

Game 1: Ben Cristina (PandaBoyOP) made his 1st appearance for the Lancers in the Jungle and played exceptionally well though an early lead by the Gee-Gees in the top lane made it tough on Windsor to rake in points. Both teams went toe-to-tee in a ‘fight all’ end battle where Ottawa prevailed; Gee-Gees 1-0.

Game 2: Michael Clarke (MJC3Offline), who had a great champion pick, played exceptionally well though the enemy Kahn was impossible to kill. Despite extremely better play in the top lane over game one, the jungle got out of control, which resulted in Ottawa finishing strong with another win over Windsor; Gee-Gees 2-0.

“I was really happy to have Ben Cristina debut in the jungle for the Lancers,” says Ali Abduelmula, head coach, Lancer Gaming. “We learnt from the first game and played a better in the second though still have to do some work to chalk up a win for Windsor.”

The Lancers will host The University of Toronto on Thursday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. They are currently 1 and 6 for their inaugural season.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (instagram.com/lancergamingca/).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #uwindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #lancergamingca #yqg #windsor #teamopse

The University of Waterloo hosted The University of Windsor in a public match-up last Thursday in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) play. In a best of 3 series, the Warriors claimed victory 2-0 over the Lancers after 1 hour and 18 minutes of esports action.

Game Summary:

Game 1: Mohammed “Moe” Al-Abbas (ReallySexyMan) played well into a uneven match-up against his Waterloo counterpart while Michael Clarke (MJC3Offline) stood tall to hold his ground in the top lane. The Lancers suffered a tough early game in the bot lane, which allowed the Warriors’ ADC to free farm. Enemy ADC ran rampant at the end of Game 1 due to a huge gold lead from CS that led Waterloo to overpower the Lancers for the win; Warriors 1-0.

Game 2: Mark Barkou (Brasilian Goku) and Tyler Hong (Young Tiller) played exceptionally well through laning phase, as Barkou was on his main champion, while Osama Al Eisawy (i0rn3d) secured early dragons. However, too much focus on the top lane game by Al Eisawy let graves camp “Moe” mid, which led to his eventual fall behind. The Lancers played well in the bot lane, but Waterloo had a mid-game better, which allowed them to win late in the game; Warriors 2-0.

“We have some work to do but continue to look ahead to our next game,” says Ali Abduelmula, head coach, Lancer Gaming.

The Lancers will host The University of Ottawa on Thursday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m. through a private match-up (off-stream). They are currently 1 and 5 for their inaugural season.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergamingca).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

#UWinProud #uwindsor #WeAreWindsor #UWINstudentExp #lancergamingca #yqg #windsor #teamopse

Lancer Gaming hosted York University in a private match-up (off stream) this past evening in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ (LoL) action.

In a best of 3 series match-up, York claimed victory 2-1 over Windsor in a nail-biter competition decided late in the 3rd to upset the Lancers.

Game Summary:

Game 1: Osama Al Eisawy (i0rn3d) and Mohammed “Moe” Al-Abbas (ReallySexyMan) played exceptionally well. Al-Abbas raked in multiple kills on the board with impressive play but early dragons from the Lions allowed them their win over the Lancers; 1-0.

Game 2: Al-Abbas secured multiple picks on the board while Tyler Hong (YoungTiller) snowballed to carry the team back to victory; 1-1 in favour of the Lancers.

Game 3: Michael Clarke (MCJ3Offline) earned a huge shutdown from Kaisa though the Lions attacked with bot lane pressure that allowed them to upset the Lancers; 2-1.

“Despite the loss, the team played well and continues to develop well together,” says Ali Abduelmula, head coach, Lancer Gaming. “We need to continue to work on our in-game communication and cohesiveness to both coordinate and execute our strategy. With continued learning and development, I am confident our team will post a win in the future.”

The Lancers next see action against The University of Waterloo; Thursday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. through a publicly broadcasted game (twitch.tv/opsesports). They are currently 1-4 for their inaugural season.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (instagram.com/lancergamingca/).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

Student Success and Leadership Centre

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

Lancer Gaming played against Queen's University this past Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) League of Legends’ play.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers fell to the veteran Gaels in Game 1 though had an impressive start thanks to Osama Al Eisawy on bot land who picked-up points early. The mid-lanes were held by a strong counter pick by the Gaels who dominated the board.

In Game 2, early Dragon's helped the Lancers hold the line giving them a fighting chance though could not level-up their Ornn character in time to enable a critical stop to the Gaels who secured the win after 1:42 minutes of overall play.

"We had a much better second game over the first," says Head Coach Ali Abduelmula. "Overall, well played, but small mistakes cost us the match."

The Lancers next see action against York University this Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. through a private match-up. They are currently 1-3 for their inaugural season.

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergaming).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

Lancer Gaming competed against Saints Gaming through League of Legends (LoL), Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) play this past Thursday, October 29, 2020. This was the inaugural match-up between both hometown institutions in official esports League play.

As the Saints were the home team, they had the ability to host the event on their Saints Gaming Twitch channel.

In a best of 3 series, the Lancers took an early lead with Osama Al Eisawy, a second-year neuroscience major and Jungler for the Lancers making excellent team decisions in the trenches to coordinate a win over the neighbouring Saints with a 1-0 Lancer lead.

During Game 2, the tide turned back in the Saints’ favour despite some clean picks and critical stops of all shen units made by 3rd year business administration major, Michael Clarke in the Top position. Despite these efforts, the Lancers made critical errors throughout the game where the Saints maintained pressure across the board to claim a win leaving it tied at 1 all.

In Game 3, the teams rallied back and forth as the Lancers and Saints went toe to toe; Al Eisawy's elder dragon steal began to pave the way though the Lancers drained their elder steal after a near comeback over the Saints to fall in the end.

Both programs were extremely happy with the outcome and look forward to future meetings.

“I am very happy with the team’s performance,” says Head Coach Ali Abduelmula. “The Saints program has been well established with members of their team practicing regularly before we formed. The fact that we hung in the trenches with them and were able to hold our ground through a 3-hour battle speaks accolades to the potential we have that will only flourish with experience.”

The Lancers next see action against Queen's University on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. through a publicly broadcasted game (twitch.tv/opsesports).

Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram (Instragram.com/lancergaming).

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

Battle for hometown supremacy will be available to the public on Twitch.

Lancer Gaming will compete against Saints Gaming through League of Legends (LoL), Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) play, this Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. The game will be available to the public on Twitch via the Saints’ gaming channel, who as the home team will broadcast the event, live: https://www.twitch.tv/SaintsGamingCA

The storied match-up between the Lancers and Saints has preceded Esports for “nearly two generations,” says Jeremy Renaud, esports coordinator for Lancer Gaming. “Not often can the University compete against the College in the same league due to the fact that through traditional sport, we belong to two separate governing bodies. Save baseball and the occasional exhibition game, this will be a rare opportunity for fans to support blue and gold virtually from any location that has access to internet and a communications device.”

Lancer Gaming kicked off their inaugural season with a solid win over Trent Excalibur, though came up short against the Carleton Ravens.

“It was a good learning experience for us to play against Carleton” says Ali Abduelmula, head coach, Lancer Gaming. “The squad is looking ahead to the game with the Saints and hopes to make the University proud.”

Fans can also follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter (@UWLancerGaming) and Instagram in the very near future.

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

Lancers fall to Carleton Ravens to continue inaugural season at one and one.

The University of Windsor Lancer Gaming program is pleased to announce its Lancer Gaming Squad for 2020. Players compete in League of Legends (LoL) through Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) play.

Lancer Gaming Team Roster (+ Position and Major) Includes:

  • Tyler Hong, Team Captain and ADC (Computer Science)
  • Ben Cristina, Jungle (Mechanical Engineering Co-Op)
  • Mark Barkou, Support (Business Administration, Honours – Finance with Co-Op)
  • Michael Clarke, Top (Business Administration)
  • Mohammed Al-Abbas, Mid-Lane, Flexible (Civil Engineering)
  • Osama Al Eisawy, Jungle (Neuroscience)
  • Ali Abed, Support (Biology)

“We are really excited to welcome our inaugural team into the League of Legends’ fray” says, Ali Abdeulmula, Head Coach, Lancer Gaming. “We have additional members and alternates in the wings who will be competing for spots weekly through scrimmages as Lancer Gaming always wants to showcase its best players through the online battlefield.”

The Windsor Lancers also hosted the Carleton Ravens in OPSE League of Legends' play this past Thursday (October 22, 2020).

Despite a hard-fought battle along the lanes by the Lancers, the team lost the best of 3, which resulted in a 1 and 1 a piece win/loss ratio for their inaugural season. 

"It was a good learning experience for the squad to play against a more experienced team,” says Abduelmula “We look forward to our next match-up with the Saints."

Lancer Gaming will next see action against the St. Clair Saints in OPSE League of Legends’ play on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. This competition will be publicly broadcasted online through the St. Clair Saints vis a vis their online channels as the respective home and host team. Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/SaintsGamingCA

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca

Lancer Esports Leadership Team Named with Inaugural Win Secured!

The University of Windsor Lancer Gaming program launched its inaugural 2020 Esports season through tryouts for its League of Legends' (LoL) post-secondary play for students across campus during reading week (October 12-14, 2020). Players who vied for a spot on this year’s team will not only have the chance to represent the University through Ontario Post-Secondary Esports (OPSE) and National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) play but have a chance to each receive a final award of $1,500 if eligible.

“We are really excited to welcome participants to our inaugural tryouts” says, Ali Abdeulmula, head coach, Lancer Gaming.

Official team members will be announced during the week of October 26, 2020.

Lancer Gaming also announced its Esports Leadership Team for 2020, who includes:

Ali Abduelmula, head coach, Lancer Gaming. Abduelmula is a graduate of Vincent Massey High School who is currently studying Computing Science with Honours Applied Computing at the University. As a player, he has a great deal of experience and technical knowledge in League of Legends’ play. According to Abduelmula, he is “pursuing his dream, not only academically but also towards a career in Esports” and is looking forward to providing a unique platform for “players to reach their full ability while representing the University.”

Shubham Mehta, assistant esports coordinator, Lancer Gaming. Mehta hails from India and has been a Windsor resident since early January. He is currently pursuing his education through Computer Science Software Engineering Co-op, Honours Plan at the University and has been engaged with event logistics ranging from registration through rankings and results at the Club level. He understands the inner workings along with the technical side of League of Legends play to help facilitate the success of the organization and its team. “I am thrilled to be part of the inaugural team,” says Mehta who is also looking to pursue a career in eSports.

Erkin Zuluev, sport and performance psychology assistant, Lancer Gaming. Zuluev is a Master of Human Kinetics (MHK) student here at the University. According to Zuluev “I am excited for the opportunity to work with the Lancer Gaming organization in the coming season. As an MHK student specializing in sport and performance psychology, I recognize the importance of mental skills for achieving peak performance. Sport psychology is an emerging practice in Esports. In collaboration with the Lancer League of Legends team, I hope to not only nurture their abilities as a team but also contribute to the continued growth of the Esports domain.”

Jeremy Renaud, esports coordinator, Lancer Gaming. Renaud is a Windsor native who currently works in the public, private and non-profit sectors while volunteering for a variety of organizations in the community. He is currently a professor of Sport and Recreation Management at the local College who pursued his graduated of Education from Canterbury of New Zealand. Renaud, who comes from a traditional background in sport management, was a multi-sport athlete with the Brock Badgers and single-sport athlete with Canterbury whose team won the 2007 University NZ Games. While at Brock, Renaud organized multi-dorm EA Sports NHL social events on the Sega Genesis and Super Smash Bros. tournaments on the Nintendo 64 while playing StarCraft wherever a room existed both on and off-campus. Of special note, Renaud was a student in kinesiology at the University and has worked with the Windsor Lancers along with members belonging to the Faculty of Human Kinetics over the past decade through community sport. “It’s a tremendous honour to be part of the Esports program here at the University,” says Renaud.

In addition to the leadership team being named, Lancer Gaming also first saw action in OPSE play during an away game vs. Trent Excalibur on October 8, 2020. Having been the underdog its in inaugural Legends’ match-up, the Lancers came away with a convincing 2-0 win over the Excalibur. 

“We are absolutely thrilled with the launch of the esports program here on campus,” says Cindy Crump, director, Student Success and Leadership Centre. “We have come a long way in a very short time to launch the program and are excited for the future of Lancer Gaming as we continue to strive toward providing opportunities that enable the complete student experience at the UWindsor.”

Lancer Gaming will next see action against the Carlton Ravens in OPSE League of Legends play on October 22, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. This match-up will be non-broadcasted online competition. Lancer Gaming will announce its official roster prior to match-up.

For more information, please contact:

 

Jeremy Renaud

Esports Coordinator - Lancer Gaming

The University of Windsor

Phone: 519.566.1735 I Email: jeremy.renaud@uwindsor.ca


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