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Erskine Esports shines in local tournament

The Fleet Esports team earned multiple top five and top ten placings over the weekend before fall break. Fleet fighting game players visited 1Up Video Games in Greenville, S.C., to participate in the ResurreXion 2 tournament Oct. 12 and came away with top five and top ten placings in five of the seven games at the event.

The team’s top placing came from Chris “Hy-C” McCall who earned second place in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, followed by his brother Scott “Smoke” McCall who fought his way to fourth place. The two also placed well in Mortal Kombat 11, with Smoke placing fifth and Hy-C taking seventh place.

The other team members also excelled in their games, with Davis “Nix” Robertson taking seventh place in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Noah “MalyMarrtian” Marr and Fiona “VeroJade” Marley tying for ninth place in DragonBall FighterZ. Hy-C also placed ninth in Samurai Showdown and 13th in Street Fighter V.

ResurreXion 2 was hosted by Head Esports Coach Brandon Oberle. Oberle owns 1Up Video Games and hosts multiple tournaments each year to allow the gaming community to come together in a safe, fun environment. The goal is to show people of all ages the opportunities the esports realm has to offer. These tournaments show future college students the possibility of pursuing their passion at a school like Erskine.

“The fighting game members of the team have been making tremendous strides in competing and tightening up their weak points this fall season,” Oberle said. “They are determined to learn all they can to improve their skills, and I’m excited to see where they will be [by] spring semester.”

The Erskine Fleet Esports team will attend Guard Break Greenville 2 on Oct. 26 in preparation for the big stage at DreamHack Atlanta Nov. 15-17.

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