The Buccaneers won the tilt 2-0 to advance to the consolation finals.

“Tonight’s win was a dominant one that really showed that the work we have been putting in as a team is paying off,” Blinn head coach Aaron Kapiko said. “We have potentially two top-five matchups this weekend if we want to win Collegiate VAL South again for the Winter Split, so this was a good start to that endeavor. Strong communication and team fundamentals were showcased a lot tonight.”

Competing for Blinn were Hayden WhitakerAustin RayBruce NguyenAdam Laamoumi, and Teague Morgan.

The Bucs will finish the tournament this weekend starting with a 3 p.m. matchup Saturday, March 4 against the University of St. Thomas. If Blinn wins, it will move on to the grand finals at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.

In other action, the Buccaneer Overwatch team was awarded a forfeit victory in a National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) match against Toronto Metropolitan University. Blinn is now 5-0 in NACE play. 

Blinn Overwatch will play its next match when it faces State Technical College of Missouri at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 3.

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

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