The fourth-ranked Buccaneer Valorant squad defeated Texas State University 2-0 in a Collegiate Valorant battle and improved to 3-0. Blinn won both rounds by a score of 13-3.

Competing for Blinn were Hayden WhitakerTeague MorganBruce NguyenAustin Ray, and Adam Laamoumi.

In Overwatch play, Gabriel LopezWilliam BowmanJake LangridgeMatthew Hutchings, and Nicholas Behney helped Blinn earn 2-0 victories over the University of Maryland and Rutgers University in the Overwatch Collegiate Championship Series Swiss Stage Rounds 9 and 10.

The Bucs finished the Swiss Stage with an 8-2 record and assistant coach Kyle Murto says his team is hoping for a favorable seed going into the round robin stage of the Championship Series.

Blinn Overwatch was also victorious in an NJCAA Esports match on Friday, defeating Northern Virginia Community College 3-0.

Through five weeks of NJCAAE play, the Bucs are 5-0. Competing for Blinn were Lopez, Bowman, Langridge, Hutchings, and Behney.

Blinn Valorant will take on Bryant & Stratton at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, while the Buccaneer Overwatch team resumes play with a tilt against North Dakota State College of Science at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Blinn’s Call of Duty team takes on St. Clair College at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 20, while Blinn Rocket League will face Corning Community College at 6 p.m., also Monday.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.

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