DANBURY, Conn. – The ECAC has announced the Esports Players of the Week for the period ending 11/12/20.

Overwatch Player of the Week – Emily Oeser, Sr, SUNY Canton
Emily is a founding member of SUNY Canton esports. She has been with the organization since 2017 where she was the one of the first women to participate in the program. She sets the standard for excellence in leadership, is always prompt, and knows game day procedure down to the finite details.

Overwatch Rookie of the Week – Nicholas “Bepo” Weidermann, Fr, Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Bepo has played a great season as the main tank for Johnson and Wales. He played a significant role in their win over MSMU as some players had connection issues. As the In-game lead, Bepo was able to beat MSMU in a convincing 3-0 fashion leading his team to a 5-1 season.

Hearthstone Player of the Week – Adam Hammerale, So, Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Adam played an important role in Hearthstone’s win over RMC in week six to secure a playoff spot. Adam brought on two key decks that were important counters to RMC’s week five decks. His mastery over the Mage and Priest classes allow JWU to take a 3-2 win and look to be headed into playoffs with some renewed energy.

Hearthstone Rookie of the Week – Spencer Mah, Fr, Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Spencer has taken on the leadership role for the Hearthstone team as the captain for the 2020-2021 season. After not having a team last year Spencer was excited to bring on the first Hearthstone team at JWU. In his inaugural season he has helped lead JWU to a 3-3 season with their final win over RMC to propel them into playoffs.

Valorant Player of the Week – Ryan Mucciaccio, Sr, Johnson & Wales University (RI)
One of the few seniors on any of the JWU teams, Ryan has brought his knowledge of multiple FPS and Character-based games to the JWU Valorant team. Helping his squad earn a playoff spot after a 2-0 win over College of the Saint Rose. Rmooch was also important in the shut-out win in the second map last week with key Jett ultimates.

Valorant Rookie of the Week – Zac Chandler, Fr, Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Captain of JWU Valorant, Cha has lead his team to a successful playoff season in his first year at JWU. Cha brings his experience in a variety of games to the Valorant team which is enabled by his leaderships skills and communication in and out of the game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Player of the Week – Sean Grillo, So, SUNY Canton
Sean has an innate ability as a fight reader. He can quickly pick up on preferred combos, move sets, playstyles – much faster than many other players I have seen. This incredible ability would make him a key candidate for esports coaching. Along with his permanent positive attitude, Sean is amazing to have in the program.

ECAC is an 82 year-old organization with over 200 member schools across all NCAA divisions. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and provides great value for universities and college by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. ECAC Esports is growing and now totals more than 60 colleges and universities and is expanding the geographic footprint for the conference nationally. ECAC’s Esports program is dedicated to providing and activating intercollegiate esports competition for colleges across the country.