CS:GOs Biggest College Event To Date!
Topic: CS:GO IMC College Clash
On January 7th, the IMC College Clash began. A college-only event sanctioned through challenger mode, organized by Team Liquid and IMCtrading. This event has been the largest collegiate event Counter-Strike has ever seen. With top college teams from around the region signed up and playing for the top prize: a trip to a major Esports event.
Top Shelf Counter-Strike
On the first day of the event, matches went along as expected. With rosters that have been together and practicing taking wins over weaker, and less established squads. University teams like Texas A&M, Davenport University, Michigan State, and UW-Irvine started with hot 2-0 starts, easily handling the competition.
Notably, Davenport; the runner-up in the Collegiate Starleague, had an exceedingly excellent start with convincing wins over MMFC, and CU Boulder, thrashing both teams. Another strong, yet relatively unknown roster, Highlander Gaming came out the gates running. The Highlanders destroyed both their first two opponents, giving up just five rounds total in their two matches. With day one concluded everything was as it should be. Teams expected to win did just that, winning.
Expected Reults, And Surprising Outcomes
With the matches that took place on day two, spectators had nothing short of a spectacle. Highlander Gaming continued their reign of dominance with two more impressive wins over strong competition. Along with the California-based college, Davenport showed why they made it to the CSL finals, easily getting past Fear No One, and BoilerCS. Irvine also showed their strength beating out Covert Wolves, but looked rather shaky, just squeaking past DOOMSDAY 2.0, winning with a 16-13 scoreline.
Regardless of the great games, the most exciting moment of the night was the upset between Michigan State and InquityUniversity. The game was set with the expectation of a win for Michigan, however, Inquity had other plans. Coming away with a 16-8 win Iniquity was dominant making the well-established Michigan State look rather weak.
Day 3's Games
As day 2 came to a close we look to the third and final day with anticipation. As the current matches stand we have great games to watch in the semi and grand-finals.
The Semi Final matches will be as stands:
Davenport University vs. UW-Irvine
Make sure to check out the event page for further infos and support the teams on Twitter: Highlander Gaming, IniquityUniversity, Davenport University, UW-Irvine!
The games will also be broadcasted live on Twitch. Make sure to show them some love on 3 pm EST!! We will also report about the final results this week! Follow us on Twitter to not miss anything!