The Kansas Wesleyan Rocket League team claimed the NECC Emergents West Division Championship on Monday night defeating Fresno State, the No. 2 seed 4-0 in the Championship game.
The Coyotes came into the championship game off a perfect playoff run where they did not drop a single game. The Coyotes also had a perfect regular season, going 9-0 in conference play.
"The team has had an amazing season, going undefeated and for the most part unchallenged for much of the year," KWU Program Director Zac Allor said. "FSU had amazing games three and four, and to see our team overcome adversity on the biggest stage really proves that they are champions."
Games one and two had strong offensive outputs from Nick Harris (FR/Highlands Ranch, Colo.) (Golden) and Brody Carrasco (SR/Seven Points, Texas) (Brodell). Dominic Foged (FR/Aurora, Neb.) (Dyvrsity) had a strong showing as well, setting up multiple assists for his teammates.
Games three and four were tight, one goal games. Strong physical defense from Brodell and Dyvrsity cleared enough space for Golden to find the game winner in both matches.
A replay of Monday's championship match is available on the NECC Twitch page - twitch.tv/NECC_esports
The NECC began sponsoring esports in the fall of 2020. The NECC is currently sponsoring both regular season competition and championships across a wide variety of titles. The conference aims to serve the gaming community with respect and is a safe and inclusive environment. With more than 90 colleges and universities currently competing in the conference, the NECC is proud to be a positive home for the collegiate gaming community.