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Esports Falls In Preseason Contest Against Wichita State

Esports Falls In Preseason Contest Against Wichita State

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University Esports team got its preseason slate underway this past Saturday against Wichita State and dropped a tough 2-0 contest in a best of three series.

"Despite losing 2-0 against WSU in our preseason match, our Varsity LoL team proved that they can go toe-to-toe against stronger opponents and compete at the collegiate level." said head coach Brandon Clark. "With a little more practice under our belts, I'm confident we can win against other teams like WSU."

Game One Highlights

Minh Phan put the Griffins on the board at 9:44 with the first kill onto the Wichita State Support. WSU scored an ace on the Griffins at 29:55 for the victory.

Game Two Highlights

At the 6:10 minute mark, Griffins Mid Laner Braden Woolsey, with help from Jungler Matt Young, gets First Blood kill onto the WSU Mid Laner. From there, at the 16:05 minute mark, Fontbonne's Bot Lane, consisting of Minh Phan and Nate Hudson, took First Turret.

At 18:24, Varsity LoL secured the Rift Herald and used to take WSU's Mid Lane Tier 1 Turret. Then, at the 26:00 minute mark, Varsity LoL got Ace'd by WSU when trying to secure Baron and began to lose its lead in the game.

At 38:42, WSU scored another Ace to take game two, winning the Bo3 series.

Up Next:

The Griffins Varsity LoL team takes on the University of Kansas on Friday at 7 p.m.

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