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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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