LEBANON, Tenn.-- In their first full week of competition, Cumberland Esports dropped four close matches in overwatch and rocket league. The Phoenix made their debut this week in NECC competition in both Overwatch and Rocket League. The Overwatch team also made their debut in Mid-South play.
Cumberland's first match of the week came against East Carolina University in Rocket League. The Phoenix were up 2-0, but fell in the match 3-2 overall. The Rocket League team also fell to Campbellsville University in conference play 2-1. Cumberland put together a solid opening set, but the Tigers took the last two sets to win the match.
The Overwatch team fell to St. Thomas 2-1 in their first ever match in conference play. The Overwatch team played better in their match against New England College in NECC play. Cumberland fell 2-1 and narrowly lost the final map to drop the match.
Cumberland has a full schedule this week with Overwatch matches against Shawnee State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Stephens College on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Rocket league team plays three matches this week beginning with Central Methodist on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The squad also had a Conference doubleheader on Friday against Bethel and Shawnee State beginning at 7 p.m. and the second match at 9 p.m.
All matches can be streamed on the Cumberland Esports twitch account.