It’s safe to say that the Spring 2020 semester progressed like nobody thought it would. Read more about the accomplishments of our teams below!
Call of Duty – Call of Duty returned to activity this spring, playing in the College CoD League Season 2. The team finished 7th in the Midwest region with a 10-7 record, placing in the top 32 in the end-of-season tournament.
Fortnite – The fall 2019 Collegiate Star League season playoffs were delayed to January 2020 – the Bulldogs competed and earned 4th place in the league!
Hearthstone – After consolidating from three Hearthstone teams in the fall to one in the spring, Butler competed in the Tespa Collegiate Open – for two weeks, before the spring competitive season, along with Tespa’s Overwatch and Call of Duty competitions, were suspended indefinitely because of complications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
League of Legends – This spring, the newly-formed Butler Challengers took over for Delta to finish out the Collegiate Star League season 4-7, as well as making an appearance in the Upsurge Junior League regular season. Challengers competed in a season of GGLeagues competition, finishing 2-4.
Overwatch – As mentioned previously, the Tespa Overwatch spring season was suspended indefinitely halfway through competition; the Bulldogs’ 1-2 record in the first three matches looked very promising regardless! No news has come out yet about potentially rescheduling or finishing either Tespa season.
Rainbow Six: Siege – Butler picked up a pair of wins in the spring Collegiate R6 season, continuing to make steady improvements as they go.
Rocket League – Rocket League A went 4-2 in the spring to finish the Collegiate Star League 8-4 overall, just missing season playoffs, while Rocket League B finished 2-10 in the same division. The CRL Spring qualifier also proved elusive to the Bulldogs in January.
VALORANT – Despite being in the very early stages of the competitive scene, Butler fielded a team for a VALORANT tournament for the first time ever this spring. It’s a promising sign of things to come for the newest competitive title widely viewed as a future esports phenomenon.
BIG EAST Teams – Butler’s BIG EAST League of Legends squad competed this spring in a regular season through ESL until the middle of March, when COVID-19 affected that league as well, moving future matches to online play without ESL production. In a double round robin against 7 other BIG EAST schools, Butler finished with a .500 record to earn 5th place in the conference. In Rocket League, a BIG EAST spring season was also played with the help of EGF, Butler finished 6th in the BIG EAST at 3-5 and did not qualify to advance in the EGF Rocket League Collegiate Power Series.
In club news, despite a pandemic moving classes online for the second half of the semester and throwing off normal patterns, a new slate of officers was elected for the 2020-21 academic year.
- President: Luke Renchik
- Vice President of Operations: Alex McGrath
- Vice President of Content: Henry Johnston
- Vice President of Public Relations: Joe Kirkpatrick
- Secretary: Nick Lewis
- Treasurer: Hunter Newman
We want to be sure to recognize Jack Glynn, our outgoing VP of Operations, and Andy Casa, our outgoing Treasurer, for their outstanding work as members of the officer board!