Here’s the Week 2 preview for the MAAC esports competition.
Week 1 of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) esports competition for the 2023-2024 season is in the books. Therefore, we're going into the Week 2 action as 10 schools aim for a higher seeding heading into the playoffs in Atlantic City.
Below are all of the recent results and standings from Week 1 plus a sneak peek of the featured MAAC broadcast of the week.
Week 1 MAAC recap
Week 1 saw a fair amount of rescheduling because of the fall break. Therefore, players and coaches will continue to adjust to the seasonal schedule. As the weeks continue, team records will keep piling up. Some of the teams from Week 1 will be further ahead. Let's take a look at the results and standings for all four game titles heading into Week 2.
MAAC Rocket League results and standings
MAAC Super Smash Bros. Ultimate results and standings
MAAC Overwatch 2 results and standings
MAAC VALORANT results and standings
Week 2 MAAC preview
For Week 2, we have some key matchups across all of the different game titles that you will want to look out for. Check out the list below to see which games have caught our eye heading into this week.
- Sienna (1-0) vs. Quinnipiac (0-0) - Rocket League (Oct. 16)
- Manhattan (1-0) vs. Marist (0-0) - Rocket League (Oct. 16)
- Siena (1-0) vs. Quinnipiac (1-0) - Super Smash. Bros Ultimate (Oct. 17)
- Canisius (0-1) vs. Rider (0-1) - Super Smash. Bros Ultimate (Oct. 17)
- Iona (1-0) vs. Mount St. Mary's (0-0) - Overwatch 2 (Oct. 18)
- Fairfield (1-0) vs. Niagara (0-1) - Overwatch 2 (Oct. 18)
- Manhattan (0-0) vs. Marist (0-0) - VALORANT (Oct. 19)
- Iona (0-1) vs. Mount St. Mary's (0-0) - VALORANT (Oct. 19)
Week 2 featured broadcast
Manhattan College vs. Marist College (Rocket League) Oct. 17, 7 p.m. EST
Two semifinalists from last year's playoffs will meet up for the first time this year on the platforms of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Manhattan College (1-0) will go against Marist College (0-0) in what could be a previewed playoff matchup later down the road.
In last week's matchup against Niagara, Pineapple, Manhattan's returning player, secured six points for the team in the first round. Meanwhile, Sansmahman secured a series by getting seven points for Manhattan to give them their first win of the season. Other returning players such as Cross and Kevo360 also secured points in their 19-10 win over Niagara. Keep an eye out for this Manhattan squad as a majority of the roster returned from their successful roster last year.
This will also be Marist's first match of the year after pushing their week one matchup against Mount St. Mary's to the makeup week. This will be a crucial match to start the season after both schools getting solid campaigns throughout all of 2022. With a 11-7 season last year, Marist would want to replicate that. A head start to a potential second winning season can begin with a win over Manhattan.
Stay tuned on esports.gg for more MAAC Esports news and updates.
*Match times are subject to change.