Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming College eSports and Gaming Club Celebrates ECAC Conference Win

Lycoming College eSports and Gaming Club Celebrates ECAC Conference Win

Download Image: Web

Lycoming College’s eSports and Gaming Club recently wrapped up its fall ’21 season in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) with much success. With much to look forward to — a brand new arena outfitted with gaming PCs, console setups, a projector for video reviews, and a space for streaming matches — the club hopes to see new members in the spring semester.

“The amount of work the players and regular club members put in for this to happen has been amazing,” Joshua Gooch, head advisor and assistant athletic trainer, said. “We are young, but resourceful, and now with the new arena starting to come together, I hope we can attract new students to join us.”

This marks only the second year that the club has competed in ECAC, a competition that spans over 150 schools and 11 different titles, with Division 1, 2, and 3 teams all competing together. Eager to start the competition, the club on campus expanded from competing in two titles in its first year to competing in five titles this year, which includes League of Legends, Madden, NBA2K, Super Smash Brothers, and Valorant. Gooch elaborated, “The focus was on taking a leap forward as a club, which is exactly what happened.”

Four teams advanced to the playoffs with Matt Michenfelder competing on the NBA2K team. The teams went on to win three separate player of the week and three separate rookie of the week awards.

On the accomplishments of others, Gooch said, “Not to be outshined was the Navy Super Smash Bros. team, building upon last season’s success to position themselves as an ECAC spotlight matchup in week five. This meant their matchup was streamed live on Twitch by the conference along with commentators.”

Students interested in any of the ECAC titles can join the club’s Discord chat at or email for more information.