2017-18 eSports News

  • League of Legends Team Places Third in Florida Polytechnic Open
    April 06, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College eSports team started the offseason in spectacular fashion last weekend with a third-place finish in Florida Polytechnic University's second annual League of Legends Open. The Moccasins won four of their six matches on route to a podium spot in their first appearance since finishing the regular season with a 2-4 record.
  • Moccasins Down Eutectics in Regular Season Finale  
    April 03, 2018
    AKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team finished its inaugural season on a high note Tuesday night, defeating St. Louis College of Pharmacy 3-1. The Moccasins (7-7) and Eutectics (2-12) brought a combined six new decks to the match.
  • Moccasins Edged by Panthers in Close Loss
    April 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team lost 3-1 to Principia College Monday night, putting its playoff hopes in jeopardy. The Moccasins (6-7) started the match by losing two straight games and were not able to recover as the Panthers (8-5) sealed the match with a Game Four win.
  • Moccasins Mount Dramatic Comeback over Miami-Ohio
    March 27, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The playoff hopes are still alive. The Florida Southern College Moccasins eSports Hearthstone team mounted a season-saving comeback over the University of Miami-Ohio on Tuesday night, winning 3-2. The Moccasins (6-6) brought a risky Warrior deck that put them behind early 2-0 but used control play to successfully complete the comeback against the Red Hawks.
  • eSports Blanks Kansas Wesleyan
    March 20, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team returned to winning ways Tuesday night in spectacular fashion, blanking Kansas Wesleyan 3-0. The Moccasins (4-6) never got behind and easily tamed any threats the Coyotes (3-7) put on the board to pick up a crucial win with four games remaining in the regular season. The match lasted only 30 minutes.
  • eSports Comeback Falls Short Against USC-Sumter
    March 19, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team battled hard against The University of South Carolina – Sumter but were unable to clinch a win, losing 3-2. The Mocs (3-6) and the Fire Ants (5-4) traded wins for the first four games before USC-Sumter clinched the match with a game five win.
  • eSports Falls to Juggernaut Cal
    February 27, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – University of California – Berkeley swept Florida Southern College 3-0 Tuesday night and handed the eSports Hearthstone team their second loss of the season. The Moccasins (2-2), who played the Golden Bears (4-0) on the Official Play Hearthstone Twitch channel, were not able to upset Cal on the international stream.
  • Utah Hands Hearthstone First Loss of Season
    February 26, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team started strong but could not execute as the University of Utah handed the Moccasins their first loss of the season. The Mocs (2-1) won Game One but could not withstand the control decks that the Utes (3-0) played.
  • League of Legends Ends Season with Loss to Baylor
    February 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College eSports team lost 0-2 to Baylor on Saturday night. The loss ends Florida Southern’s season at 2-4.
  • Florida Southern vs. UC-Berkeley Selected for International Broadcast
    February 23, 2018
    IRVINE, CA – Tespa announced Thursday night that Tuesday’s Florida Southern College and University of California-Berkeley Hearthstone tilt will be the featured varsity matchup. The match will be broadcast from the Official Play Hearthstone Twitch channel on Tuesday, February 27 at 9 p.m. to an international audience.
  • Moccasin Hearthstone Team Escapes Top-Ranked Saints
    February 20, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team remained undefeated on the season with an impressive 3-2 win over St. Clair on Tuesday night. The Moccasins (2-0) ran out to a 2-0 lead but sloppy play in Games Three and Four allowed the Saints (1-1) to force a decisive game five that Florida Southern won.
  • Hearthstone Notches First Win in Inaugural Match
    February 19, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College eSports Hearthstone team started its season on a high note Monday night with a 3-1 victory over University of Pikeville. The Moccasins rebounded from a game one loss to win three games straight and seal the match.
  • League of Legends Wins Second Match by Forfeit
    February 17, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College League of Legends team won its second match in program history Saturday night as University of Arkansas forfeited the match.
  • Moccasin eSports Set to Open Hearthstone Season Monday
    February 12, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College will open its second varsity eSports season on Monday, February 19 with the start of the Hearthstone Collegiate Championship. 
  • eSports drops League of Legends match to Mississippi State 
    February 10, 2018
    Lakeland, FL - The Florida Southern College eSports team lost 0-2 to Mississippi State University on Saturday. The Moccasins lead heavily in game one but lost in the late game. Mississippi State used favorable Champion picks to dominate the Mocs in game two.
  • League of Legends Wins First Match by Forfeit
    February 03, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College League of Legends team won its first match in eSports program history Saturday night as Tidewater Community College forfeited the match.
  • eSports 101
    January 31, 2018
    Curious about our new eSports program? Learn eSports 101 with head coach Nate Carson!
  • Shorthanded eSports Mocs Fall to North Virginia
    January 28, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College eSports team led in both League of Legends of games Sunday evening against North Virginia, but roster woes and individual errors factored into an 0-2 loss.
  • League of Legends Team Falls in Inaugural Match
    January 20, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College eSports team fell in its first match in school history, 2-0, to Clemson on Saturday night.
  • eSports Opens 2018 Season on Saturday
    January 19, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College will begin a new era when its brand-new eSports team plays its first-ever match on Saturday against Clemson. The Moccasins will face the Tigers in the first round of College League of Legends at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Fans can watch live by clicking HERE to visit the team's Twitch page.
  • Florida Southern Athletics Earns NCAA Academic Excellence Award
    November 16, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College's intercollegiate athletic programs are one of 32 Division II programs across the country to earn the NCAA Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
  • Florida Southern to Add eSports
    November 15, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College will join the latest wave of high-tech sports competition with the launch of a new eSports program this spring. College officials anticipate that FSC will be the first school in Florida to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a newly formed governing body for the emerging world of competitive college video gaming.