NEW YORK – The fall 2021 League of Legends™ BIG EAST Championship concluded on Sunday with DePaul capturing its second consecutive BIG EAST League of LegendsTM title.
Entering the event as the No. 2 seed, DePaul came from behind to top No. 1 seed and previously undefeated St. John’s, 2-1, to earn the victory.
Overall, DePaul capped the fall season with an 8-2 mark, while St. John’s fell to 9-1.
In the opening round of the BIG EAST Championship title match, St. John’s got off to a blazing start as teammates iHueco and FeelsBackPainMan both earned a round-high seven kills, with four different Johnnies posting at least nine assists.
DePaul quickly regrouped in game two, led by kingamazin dominating the stat sheet with nine kills and 15 assists to lead the Blue Demons’ attack. Kingamazin also inflicted 47 percent of the team’s damage, as the Blue Demons evened the tilt at 1-1.
In the deciding round, DePaul edged St. John’s to claim the 2021 BIG EAST Fall Championship. In the round, Ahjistair led the charge with an 11 KDA ratio, earning three kills and eight assists, without suffering a death. Meanwhile, kingmazin once again played a key role, landing 37 percent of the team’s damage in the deciding match.
Overall, kingmazin led the way with 20 kills for a combined 42 kills and assists, while Ahjistair posted an impressive 9.25 KDA ratio, only suffering four deaths in the competition compared to a combined 37 kills and assists.
In Saturday’s semifinal competitions, St. John’s and DePaul both earned sweeps. In the first semifinal game, the Red Storm moved past Marquette, 2-0, before the Blue Demons topped Butler, 2-0, in the later game.
The full 2021 fall slate consisted of a best-of-three round robin, with each team playing each other team once. After nine weeks and 36 completed regular-season matches, the top-four positions in the league standings were solidified on Dec. 4, with DePaul being crowned Champions on Dec. 12. This season, competitions were run by Battlefy and all results can be found HERE.
Last October, the BIG EAST and EGF announced a three-year agreement that enables all 11-member schools to compete in a year-long multigame season for the first time as official EGF Collegiate (EGFC) league members. EGFC is the national Division I Varsity Esports League with a growing number of schools bringing their own elite teams together to vie for National Championships across a number of game titles.
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