Week four of the Spring Overwatch 2 season is here for the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC)! Check out all the info for Week 4 here.
Week three flew by as we head into week four of the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC) Overwatch 2 regular season. February 12th marks the beginning of week four for these teams, with games continuously having more on the line each week.
Four undefeated teams still remain in the conference after week three's games. In this article preview, we will take a look back at week three's action and a sneak peek of week fours slate of storylines.
ESC Week 3 Recap
Week three only saw a few brooms come out of the closet. With some series having some extra maps between teams. A close series between Akron and Buffalo marked an intense featured broadcast last week with Akron able to continue their undefeated record in a 3-2 win. Four undefeated teams still remain with an intense week four ahead.
ESC Week 4 Preview
Four undefeated teams continue to remain after week three's action packed series of matches. An undefeated streak on the line in this week's featured broadcast. One of those streaks will be coming to an end in week four. A (2-1) showdown also takes place in week four.
These are all storylines heading into week four (Feb. 13th) of the Esports Collegiate Conference. Continue reading to find out more in depth news about these week four ESC storylines.
ESC Week 4: Broadcasted match of the week
The ESC broadcast continues this week with the Central Michigan University facing off against the Miami University on the official ESC Twitch account. For the games that will not be on the broadcast, check out the individual streams from each school's broadcast channels linked below their previewed match.
Central Michigan versus Miami (Overwatch 2): Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. EST*
This week's broadcast brings the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-2) up against the Miami RedHawks (3-0). The RedHawks are flying high to start off the year. With an undefeated record continuing after taking down Kent State 3-1 last week, Miami looks formidable this season.
Central Michigan took a loss to Northern Illinois 0-3 last week and was not able to meet the challenge that was previewed in week three's article.
Miami's roster has brought back Overwatch League veteran Riley "Fahzix" Taylor in the support role after a year studying abroad. Fahzix's impact continues to show alongside second year support RJ "Shocker" Worrall in the backline. Second year DPS Charles "Bonesaw" Budetti and first years Scott "Pootr" Zwirn and Pierre "babyback" Bakshi, continue to play well around the meta as well.
Central Michigan will have to find a way to shutdown this dominant RedHawk roster that has proved to be a force so far this season. It will be hard to brute force this skilled team or even look for those backline dive plays with seasoned veterans on this Miami roster.
Find out if the Chippewas can find redemption this week on broadcast and stay within arms reach of playoff contention moving forward.
ESC Week 4: Highlighted Matches
Akron versus Ball State (Overwatch 2): Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. EST*
Undefeated versus Undefeated. Two undefeated (3-0) rosters meet up for the first time this season. Akron and Ball State look to continue their winning streak and stay in the battle for first place in the ESC.
Akron was seen last time on the official broadcast sneaking away with a Map 5 win against Buffalo. Taking the series 3-2 Akron will have to do much better this week against a tougher opponent in Ball State.
Ball State has only dropped one map so far this year and that was against Western Michigan in Week 1. The Cardinals continue to show they are a top team making haste with Buffalo and Toledo in the last two weeks of competition.
Who will continue their undefeated streak in this week four classic matchup?
Bowling Green versus Northeastern (Overwatch 2): Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. EST*
Two teams with (2-1) records meet in week four. The Bowling Green Falcons and Northeastern Huskies are set to do battle for sole ownership of fifth place at the moment.
Both schools have lost to a current undefeated team that are above them in the standings. However, in their losses they have both shown great play and strategy that makes them worthy of being towards the top of the conference.
Northeastern has been a very consistent program in the ESC with their Overwatch team having one of the three ESC Overwatch Championships back in 2022. They have also placed Semifinals or Finalists in all three years of competiton.
Bowling Green still has much to prove in regards to the accomplishments of Northeastern and wantt to show this year that they should not be underestimated like years prior.
Stay tuned to esports.gg for more ESC esports news and updates.
*Match times are subject to change.