2019-20 Esports News

  • Mocs Esports Hearthstone and Overwatch Teams Resume Season Play
    May 29, 2020
    IRVINE, Calif. - The Florida Southern College esports Hearthstone and Overwatch teams will resume their spring seasons as TESPA announced a resume to play earlier this month. All play, including finals, will take place online with the Moccasin athletes playing from home.
  • FSC Athletics Ranked 25th in 2019-20 Helper Helper Final Report
    May 22, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics was recognized for its community service efforts over the 2019-20 academic year, logging 4,313 total hours since July 1, 2019. As a department the Mocs ranked 25th among NCAA Division II schools nationally, and was the highest-ranked Sunshine State Conference member institution.
  • Florida Southern to Participate in "Be the Light" on April 16
    April 15, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics will be joining the national movement “Be the Light” this Thursday, April 16, 2020.
  • All Florida Southern College Athletic Facilities Closed
    March 20, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Until further notice, all athletic facilities at Florida Southern College are closed. This includes the Jenkins Field House, Gilbert Gymnasium, the Barnett Athletic Complex, Moccasin Field, Chris Bellotto Field, Henley Field, the Ruthven Courts, the Wellness Center and the Hollis Wellness Center Pool, Warden Tennis Courts, and all locker rooms.
  • SSC Cancels All Spring 2020 League Competitions and Championships
    March 13, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - In alignment with yesterday’s NCAA Board of Governors Resolution, the Sunshine State Conference has canceled all league competitions and championships for the spring 2020 semester, effectively immediately. Member institutions will exercise institutional discretion as to practice and regular-season non-conference competition in all sports for the spring 2020 semester. This decision was unanimously agreed upon by the SSC Presidents Council and SSC Athletic Directors Council with the health, safety, and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and campus communities in mind.
  • NCAA Cancels all Winter and Spring Championships
    March 12, 2020
    LAKELAND – The NCAA has issued a statement regarding all winter and sport championships that will cancel all championships. Hence, the NCAA Men’s Basketball South Region Championship, originally scheduled to be held at the Jenkins Field House at Florida Southern, has been canceled.
  • Mocs Undefeated in League of Legends and Rocket League - Esports Spring Update
    March 06, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The spring season is in full force for the Florida Southern College esports program, with all four teams in action. Here are the happenings of each team over the past two weeks. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: W, 2-0 Columbus State The Moccasins remain the only undefeated team in the conference after a dominant win over the Cougars. The Mocs will most likely clinch a postseason berth in the
  • League of Legends Takes Down North Georgia, Montevallo to Remain as Only Undefeated Team
    February 27, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. -  The Florida Southern College esports League of Legends team continued its string of blow-out wins last weekend, defeating North Georgia and Montevallo in two 6-0 matches. The Moccasins (8-0) are now the only undefeated team in the Peach Belt after its victories over the Nighthawks (6-1) and the Falcons (5-3).
  • Esports Continues Domination in Peach Belt Conference
    February 18, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. -  The Florida Southern esports League of Legends team dominated in its week three matches, defeating Henderson State on Saturday and Lander on Sunday in two 2-0 matches. The Moccasins (6-0) won in sub-30 minute games against both the Reddies (3-3) and the Bearcats (3-2). 
  • Esports to Takeover Peach Belt Twitch
    February 14, 2020
    AUGUSTA, Ga. Sunday night's League of Legends match between Florida Southern and Lander will be broadcast on the Peach Belt Twitch account, the conference announced today. The 6:30 p.m. stream will feature the Moccasins (4-0) and the Bearcats (3-1), with Florida Southern running the broadcast.
  • League of Legends Remains Perfect in Peach Belt
    February 11, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. -  The Florida Southern esports League of Legends team continued its perfect start to its inaugural PBC campaign, taking down Hawaii-Pacific, 2-0, on Saturday and Georgia Southwestern, 2-0, on Sunday. The Moccasins (4-0) totaled 97 kills in its four games against the Sharks (2-2) and the Hurricanes (1-3), allowing only 10 to the Sharks and 12 to the Hurricanes. 
  • Moccasin Esports Dominates Reigning Champion in Peach Belt Conference Debut
    February 03, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Peach Belt Conference take note: Florida Southern College esports has arrived. The Florida Southern esports League of Legend team had a perfect start to its inaugural PBC campaign, taking down 2019 PBC reigning champion USC Aiken, 2-0, on Saturday and Young Harris, 2-0, on Sunday. The Moccasins (2-0) totaled 112 kills in its four games against the Pacers (1-1) and the Mountain Lions (0-2), allowing only 19 to the Pacers and three to the Mountain Lions.  "We couldn't be happier to start this season in the Peach Belt Conference with two dominant wins," head coach Nate Carson said. "We only lost one tower in all four games, which shows how well our macro and objective control was in both series. All nine players on our roster got solid playtime and performed far above my expectations. We were prepared and played beautiful, textbook League of Legends. We want to thank all the fans supporting us on the Florida Southern Twitch stream this past weekend."
  • League of Legends Set to Open Inaugural Season in Peach Belt Conference This Weekend
    February 01, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Southern College esports League of Legends team is set to open its inaugural season in the Peach Belt Conference on Saturday as it takes on reigning Champion USC Aiken at 4:30 p.m. The Moccasins will also face off against Young Harris on Sunday at 3 p.m. to conclude the weekend's action. "As both our League of Legends season opener and
  • Former Florida Southern SID Bill Turnage Passes at Age 72
    January 31, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics is saddened to report the passing of former Sports Information Director Bill Turnage. He passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was 72 years old.
  • Florida Southern Joins Peach Belt Conference as Esports Associate Member
    January 23, 2020
    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Florida Southern College esports has joined as an esports associate member of the Peach Belt Conference and will compete in the 2020 Peach Belt League of Legends season, the conference announced on Thursday afternoon. Florida Southern is joined by Henderson State as the newest associate members of the Peach Belt Conference.
  • Rocket League Falls in Bracket Final
    November 12, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College Rocket League put up a strong fight but fell 3-0 to Aquinas on Thursday in the NACE Fall Rocket League Bracket D final. The Moccasins (10-3) held the Saints (11-3) to just five goals in three games but could not generate offense against a stout Aquinas defense. Aquinas advanced past Bracket B winner Shawnee State to take on Missouri at DreamHack Atlanta for the NACE Fall Rocket League Championship. 
  • Florida Southern College Partners With Misfits Gaming to Host League of Legends Worlds Finals Viewing Party
    November 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Internationally-recognized brand Misfits Gaming will partner with Florida Southern College esports to host a League of Legends Worlds Final viewing party on Sunday, November 10 at 7 a.m. at the Snakepit at Florida Southern College. The event will feature free breakfast, prizes, gaming setups and live viewing of the G2 Esports vs. Funplus Pheonix Worlds Final.
  • Rocket League Sweeps Comets, Advances to Bracket Final
    November 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - It was a freshman frenzy on Monday night as Florida Southern College esports Rocket League dominated in its bracket semifinal match of the NACE Rocket League Championship, sweeping UT Dallas B in a 3-0 rout. The Moccasins (10-3) pulled out two overtime victories over the Comets (9-4), with freshmen Casey Freudenthal (Kabit) and Isaac Garay (Pranzor6) scoring all nine of the Mocs' goals for the evening. FSC now advances to the bracket final against Aquinas. The match will be broadcasted on the program's Twitch channel at FSCMocs.com/twitch, with the winner facing the victor of the Bracket B final late that night.
  • Rocket League Set For First Postseason Match Against Hood
    October 31, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Southern College esports Rocket League team is set for its first match since earning the No. 1 seed for Bracket D of the NACE Fall Championship tonight as they take on Hood College at 8 p.m. The No. 1 Moccasins (7-3) will play the No. 9 Blazers (5-5) in a best-of-five series broadcasted on the program's Twitch channel at FSCMocs.com/twitch, with the winner advancing to face the winner of No. 4 Brescia and No. 4 UT Dallas B on Monday, Nov. 4.
  • Rocket League Sweeps Hood, Advances to Bracket Semifinal
    October 31, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Southern College esports Rocket League team dominated in its opening match of the NACE Rocket League Championship, sweeping Hood in a 3-0 rout. The Moccasins (8-3) outscored the Blazers (5-6) by a 13-2 margin. FSC now advances to the bracket semifinal against UT Dallas B broadcasted on the program's Twitch channel at FSCMocs.com/twitch, with the winner facing the victor of the No. 2 Aquinas and No. 3 Lebanon Valley Blue semifinal match.
  • Rocket League Secures No. 1 Seed For NACE Postseason
    October 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College Rocket League locked up a No. 1 seed in NACE playoffs but fell to league leaders Missouri and Boise State last week in two, 3-0 matches. The Moccasins (7-3) fell in overtime to the Tigers (10-0) in game one and lost two 3-1 games to drop the match, while the Broncos (8-2) took close games before dominating in game three for their victory.
  • Rocket League Dominates With Two Sweeps over Hornets and Fighting Scots
    October 17, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College Rocket League dominated in two sweeps in week four of the NACE Season as they were victorious over Shenandoah and Edinboro. With the victories over the Bears (5-3) and the Fighting Scots (5-3), the Moccasins (7-1) move to the top of the standings and will most likely take on juggernaut Missouri in the last week of regular-season action.
  • Moccasins Drop First Match of Season, Rebound Against Saints
    October 11, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College Rocket League dropped its first match of the NACE season but rebounded with a victory over St. Clair in this past week's regular-season action. The Moccasins (5-1) nearly pulled a reverse sweep against Northwood (5-1), but fell in the fifth game for a 3-2 loss. The Mocs rebounded with a 3-1 win over St. Clair (4-2), cementing themselves in the top five of the league with four more matches in the season. The top sixteen will advance to postseason play in November.
  • Mocs Dominate in Rocket League, Remain Undefeated
    October 04, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College Rocket League went undefeated in three NACE matches this past week as they were victorious over Defiance, Shawnee State and Boise State (B team). The Moccasins (4-0) are now only one of four teams that remain undefeated in the NACE season, which includes Boise State (A team), Missouri and Northwood. The Mocs additionally competed in the second Collegiate Rocket League Qualifier, falling in the second round to South Florida.
  • Rocket League Cruises 3-0 over Mustangs, Starts NACE Season Undefeated
    September 27, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College Rocket League cruised in its opening match of the NACE season on Monday, defeating Morningside, 3-0. The Moccasins (1-0) start the NACE season undefeated after scoring 31 goals in three rounds against the Mustangs (0-1). The Mocs additionally defeated Kent State, 3-0, but fell 3-0 to Illinois in the first qualifier competition for Collegiate Rocket League.