After a hard fought day of competition at the Lambton College Esports Arena, Saints Gaming out of St. Clair College emerged as victors over Lambton Lions Esports in the first ever Border City Battle presented by District Beta.
The event — coordinated by students of the Lambton College Esports Entrepreneurship and Administration program — saw the two schools compete in 5 different video games over the course of the nearly 7-hour contest.
The Saints jumped out to an early lead as they swept the Lions Overwatch team 3-0 to win the best-of-5 series presented by RetroPlay Games.
The Rocket League 3v3 series (sponsored by Squeak E Cleaners) shared a similar result as Saints Gaming would win the best-of-7 series 4-0, once again sweeping the Lions.
Although things looked grim for the Lions, they would storm back in a best-of-5 Hearthstone matchup (presented by The Garage Hair & Esthetics Studio) which saw the return of Eric Miller to the Lions lineup. A 3-1 victory for the Lions brought them back into the competition heading into the League Of Legends and Fortnite rounds which would occur simultaneously.
The League of Legends viewing party was at near-capacity in the nearby Lions Den, and the home crowd would be elated with the result as Lambton would win the best-of-5 matchup 3-1 (sponsored by Harvey’s.)
However, the mood would quickly change as news arrived that Saints Gaming defeated the Lambton Lions 3-1 in the Fortnite round (presented by No Name Gaming PCs), sealing the victory for St. Clair College in the inaugural Border City Battle.
Lambton College and the Lambton Lions Esports team wishes to thank all of our sponsors including All Seasons Trophies for donating the Border City Battle trophy (pictured above.)
Lambton College congratulates Saints Gaming on their victory and looks forward to hosting them again in the future.