Monettan places in Smash Bros playoffs

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Crowder Esports athletes earn recognitions


Crowder College Esports team wrapped up the fall season with several players placing in the top performers of their respective games.

Esports kicked off last spring at Crowder College. Players earning recognition are as follows:

• Melissa Hurtado, of Monett

Smash Bros — Eliminated in Round 1 of Playoffs — Top 32 Placement (out of 176)

• Ethan Merino, of Joplin

FIFA — Eliminated in Quarter Finals of Playoffs — Top 8 Placement (Out of 25)

• Misael Baltazar, of Milan

FIFA — Eliminated in Quarter Finals of Playoffs — Top 8 Placement (Out of 25)

• Giovanni Ramirez, of Springdale, Ark.

Hearthstone — Eliminated in Finals of Playoffs — Top 2 placement (Out of 18)

• Lucas Carter, of Carthage

Fortnite — Placed 6th in final season match out of about 41 players (No tournament for Fortnite)

"I am extremely proud of the work that our athletes have put in this season, both in their respective sports and their studies. I am looking forward to sending even more students to playoffs this spring,” said Jackson Lewis, Crowder Esports manager.

Esports is a National Junior College Athletic Association sport. Students participating in Esports must be full-time and maintain minimum grade point averages to participate.

Crowder College is a member of NJCAA Division I sports offering men’s baseball, soccer, women’s basketball, softball and co-ed Esports.