North Central Michigan College's esports team began competition in the NJCAA-E league in dominant fashion, defeating Gogebic Community College 3-0 in a Rocket League best-of-five series.
The Rocket League trio of Colton Renard, Ben Palmer and Gavin Ramsey earned North Central’s first victory. The Timberwolves jumped out to quick victories by shutting out their opponents in the first two games (7-0, 3-0 and 5-1).
Twelve North Central student-athletes will be competing this fall in Rocket League and Super Smash Bros: Ultimate.
The Rocket League team returns to action each Monday evening through the Fall Series, while the Super Smash Bros: Ultimate players begin competition on Wednesday, September 22.
North Central opened its Esports Arena in Winter 2021, and Fall 2021 marks its first season of intercollegiate competition. Student-athletes must be eligible following all NCMC and NJCAA-E eligibility requirements in order to compete for the college.