Two weeks remain heading into MAAC Esports week six preview
Week six of the MAAC Esports leagues for Smash and Overwatch 2 is here. Check out the schedule and upcoming matches.
After a chaotic doubleheader week, we are back with week six of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Esports Spring regular season matches of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Overwatch 2. Last week shook up the standings in both games.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate standings (Image via MAAC Esports)
MAAC Esports week six
With only two weeks remaining, many teams are looking to secure their spots on the standings to get high seeding for the LAN in Atlantic City at the end of the season.
Overwatch 2 standings (Image via MAAC Esports)
Streamed MAAC Esports match of the week
Let's take a look at the MAAC Esports week six matchups that will be highlighted on the official stream. Let's also preview other matches that you’ll want to watch out for throughout this action-packed week.
Iona University versus Niagara University (SSBU) Feb. 21, 7 p.m. EST*
This week's showcased match on the official MAAC Esports stream is a middle-of-the-pack brawl between Iona University and Niagara University. Both teams tied fifth place with a 3-4 record and are looking to climb over the top of their opponent in the standings. Iona University, with a 6-10 record, is guaranteed a higher seed than Niagara's 3-13.
Niagara is nearly confirmed for the ninth seed heading into the playoffs. The team ended their fall matches with a 0-9 record. The last time these two teams met, Iona University took the series 22-6. Will Niagara prevent Iona University from climbing the ranks? Tune in on the official MAAC Esports stream and find out.
MAAC Esports schedule (Image via MAAC Esports)
MAAC Esports week six honorable mentions
Here are some honorable mentions for these Super Smash Bros. Ultimate esports events as well.
Quinnipiac University versus Manhattan College (SSBU) Feb. 21, 7 p.m. EST*
A battle for second is in the works this week as Quinnipiac University players, with a 4-1 record, face off against Manhattan College's 5-0. Manhattan College is one of the last two remaining undefeated teams in the conference. However, Quinnipiac University is looking to take the series once again as they did last fall against Manhattan College. If Quinnipiac University wins, they will secure the first seed going into playoffs. However, with Manhattan College and a tough schedule ahead, anything is possible.
Fairfield University versus Marist College (SSBU) Feb. 21, 7 p.m. EST*
Another Smash match to keep your eyes out for is the fight between Fairfield University and Marist College. Marist College, with a record of 3-4, had a rough semester. Fairfield University ended last Fall with a record of 5-4 and could use two wins to get ahead of other schools like Iona University in the overall seeding for the LAN. The last time these two schools met in the fall, Marist College took the win 18-11.
MAAC Esports week six schedule (Image via MAAC Esports)
Quinnipiac University versus Iona University (OW2) Feb. 22, 7 p.m. EST*
Switching gears to Overwatch 2, there is a battle of third place happening in MAAC Esports week six. Quinnipiac University, with a record of 5-2, gets to meet up against Iona's 5-2 in what could define who stands out on top of one another in the rankings at the end of the season. Both teams have lost to the two teams tied for first place — Marist College and Mount Esports. Iona University did play the two top teams closer than Quinnipiac University, but the latter team may continue their three-game hot streak after the recent meta changes.
Rider University versus Siena College (OW2) Feb. 22, 7 p.m. EST*
Two underdogs compete against one another to end this week's preview. Rider Esports, with a record of 1-5, looks to take a win away from Siena College's 2-5 and overtake them in the standings heading into playoffs. If Rider Esports wins, then they could climb from eighth seed all the way up to sixth. Those seeds are the difference from facing a current two-loss team and a team that has nearly five to six losses. On the other side, Siena College can also climb to fifth place with different circumstances. Keep an eye out for these underdogs in MAAC Esports week six as they look to make some noise.
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*Match times are subject to change.
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23 years old. Zachary Roberson is the current Collegiate League Coordinator Intern for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC). Separately, Zach is the Project Manager for the Miami University Varsity Esports Program and was the original founder of the Miami University Varsity Call of Duty and VALORANT teams. In Spring 2022, Zach graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a B.S. in Sport Leadership and Management and a B.A. in Emerging Tech in Business and Design. Looking to finish his M.S. in Sport Leadership and Management in Spring 2023, Zach is excited to reach for new heights in the esports industry.