September 16

Syracuse falls 3 spots to No. 7 in latest rankings

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse women’s lacrosse dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 in the latest Inside Lacrosse rankings poll, released on Feb. 17. The Orange (3-1) beat Albany and Binghamton in back-to-back games this past weekend after losing 17-16 to then-No. 10 Stony Brook last Monday. Though the halftime scoreline was 7-7, Syracuse collapsed in the second half, allowing the Seawolves to go on a 7-0 scoring run. The Orange nearly mounted a comeback, pulling the game within one score, but ultimately came up short when they lost the final draw with 1:08 left to play. Stony Brook moved up five spots in the latest ranking, overtaking Syracuse. Against Binghamton and Albany, the Orange defense conceded five goals total, and the offense scored 35 in the two-game span.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, Syracuse faces No. 6 Northwestern, who eliminated SU in the 2019 NCAA Tournament quarterfinal. The Wildcats fell three spots in the latest poll after a 15-17 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame, but the Wildcat offense has scored 97 goals over its first four games, the most in the nation.  Comments Published on February 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16last_img read more

August 29

Fnatic hosting tryouts for Fortnite roster at E3

first_imgFnatic – a professional esports organisation based in London, United Kingdom – will host tryouts for its competitive Fortnite roster at this year’s E3.Taking place on June 12-14th, Fnatic’s captain Johan “Ettnix” Bengtsson will keep an eye open for top talent to join him ahead of the inception of Fortnite esports. These tryouts will span all three days of E3.Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer and Co-owner of Fnatic stated: “Epic’s recent announcement regarding the competitive side of Fortnite is something we as a team are incredibly excited about. As always with Fnatic, we’re looking to recruit the world’s best. By running this experiment at E3, which is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this as an organisation, we are providing fans with the opportunity to showcase their ability on Fortnite and have some fun. You never know, we may even unearth some hidden talent that could one day compete for Fnatic.”The tryouts for Fnatic’s Fortnite squad will be hosted at DXRacer’s booth at the main show – it’s worth noting that the gaming chair company is an official partner of the organisation. Players may take part in a single solo game, winning a variety of prizes depending on the kills they obtain. 5 kills will see players gifted with a mouse mat, 10 kills will earn them a Fnatic Gear Clutch 2 mouse, and the best players on the day will also receive a Fnatic Gear Streak Keyboard.Johan “Ettnix” Bengtsson, Captain of Fnatic Fortnite added: “For players that live and breathe esports, an opportunity like this is one in a million. This is their chance to show up and impress when the pressure is on. I might even give a few the chance to play against me!”Just a couple of weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it would be providing $100m (£74m) in prize pools to fund the first year of esports for its Battle Royale title, Fortnite. Fnatic currently competes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, FIFA, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Paladins, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and Street Fighter V.Esports Insider says: This is a rather unique method of recruiting players for a professional team – especially in Fortnite – and we hope it proves fruitful for Fnatic. It’s a great opportunity for players, and will undoubtedly drum up quite a bit of interest in DXRacer’s booth at E3.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more