Esports Weekly Recap: Overwatch wins first two postseason games

Esports Weekly Recap: Overwatch wins first two postseason games

ANNANDALE -- The Northern Virginia Community College Esports Overwatch team won its first two postseason games Saturday, while League of Legends was a winner over ECU.

Wednesday, Feb 20 (Overwatch) – L, 0-2 vs. Harrisburg
Saturday, Feb 23 (Overwatch) – W, 3-0 vs. Randolph-Macon
Saturday, Feb 23 (Overwatch) – W, 3-2 vs. Lebanon Valley
Sunday, Feb 24 (League of Legends) – W, 2-0 vs. East Carolina


L, 0-2 vs. HU Storm

In the last regular season game for the Nighthawks fell in the regular season finale to Harrisburg. Harrisburg featured  players ranked over Grandmaster. Harrisburg made quick work of the Nighthawks in a crushing 2-0 defeat. 

W, 3-0 vs. Randolph-Macon

In the first round of the Varsity League postseason NOVA took on Randolph-Macon. It was the second time the Nighthawks and Yellow Jackets, and it was the second time NOVA beat RMC 3-0. 

W, 3-2 vs. Lebanon Valley

A short time after defeating RMC, the Nighthawks had to get ready quickly for their second round matchup against Lebanon Valley. NOVA and Lebanon Valley who they had beat 2-0 in the regular season.  However, things didn't go as planned and it was clear Lebanon Valley came to play.  The Nighthawks were down 2-0 early in the series, and it looked like the Nighthawks could be due for an early exit from the post-season tournament. This incredible change of events came from a spectacular 4 man D.Va bomb by "Moose" on the map Hanamura to win the round and change the momentum of the series for the Nighthawks.  After the win on Hanamura "Moose" once again had a 5 man D.Va ultimate to win the game on Rialto in the dying seconds of the round.  These huge plays resulted in a reverse sweep for the Nighthawks to win 3-2 and advance to the third round of the post-season. 

League of Legends

W, 2-0 vs. East Carolina University

Nighthawks League of Legends came together to Sunday to put up a speedy 2-0 series over ECU. NOVA ended both games before the 30 minute mark with commanding gold leads. With one regular season game left the Nighthawks are looking for a little redemption after a rocky start to the season.