The Lambton Lions were among the 278 teams taking part in Sunday’s Collegiate Rocket League Spring Qualifier. The one-day double-elimination tournament serves as a qualifier into CRL’s regular season where teams compete for one of collegiate esports’ top Rocket League honours. The cards were stacked heavily against the Lions heading into the event as Pool 1 featured several collegiate Rocket League powerhouse schools including Stockton University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Central Florida.
Lambton would go on to victory twice in the winner’s bracket before being relegated to the losers bracket after a loss to James Madison University. From there, the Lions would win three straight matches before dropping their Round 8 match to the University of Central Florida.
The Lions will have one more chance to qualify for the CRL season on Sunday March 21.
Winners Round 1 – BYE
Winners Round 2 – W 2-0 v. Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, Connecticut)
Winners Round 3 – W 2-1 v. University of West Alabama (Livingston, Alabama)
Winners Round 4 – L 2-0 v. James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
Losers Round 5 – W 2-0 v. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida)
Losers Round 6 – W 2-0 v. DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
Losers Round 7 – W 2-1 v. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Losers Round 8 – L 2-0 v. University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida)