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Lancers Power through Falcons in OPSE League of Legends’ Play (January 15, 2021)

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.

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 #LetsGoLancers

 

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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