ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Drew University captured the first-ever Landmark League of Legends Championship on Friday night in Elizabethtown, Pa. The Rangers defeated the Eagles 3-0 in the best-of-five final.
Drew earned a spot in the championship match after defeating second-seeded Catholic last Friday, 2-1 in the semi-final match. Juniata defeated fourth-seeded Elizabethtown 2-0 to advance to the championship game.
Using speed, quickness, and elements of surprise, the Rangers took the first two games of the best-of-five series, both of which lasted nearly 40 minutes apiece. Drew locked in its focus in the third game by using timely attacks and patience against the agressive Eagles. Juniata was unable to mount an effective counterattack and eventually succumbed.
"It's good to come from not being a program to winning the first-ever Landmark Conference eSports Championship," expressed Drew team captain, sophomore, Luke Henry. "We are beyond excited to now have a chance to compete in the play-in tournament, hosted by Riot Sports and represent Drew University and the Landmark Conference."
Both teams will now advance to the play-in tournament of the League of Legends Collegiate Championship. Dates and match-ups for the event, scheduled to occur in April, shall be announced at a later time.