St. Clair Rocket League Heading To UK For Commonwealth Games

Monday August 1st, 2022

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St. Clair College’s Rocket League team isvheading to Birmingham, England to represent Canada in the first-ever Commonwealth Esports Championships (CEC) as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games this August.

They qualified to represent Team Canada in the Open Division after finishing as the top Canadian team in The Gaming Stadium’s Rocket League Open event held in April.

The Saints will face-off against seven other countries in the CEC with teams representing England, Kenya, India, Jamaica, Wales, Australia and South Africa. The tournament is held from Aug. 3 through Aug. 7.

”I’m proud of my players. Seeing all of our hard work produce results like this is incredible,“ said Saints Rocket League Head Coach Mike LePine. “Representing Canada is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us and we’re going to continue to put the work in, that’s for sure.”

The chance to represent Canada on the global stage caps off a tremendous year for the Saints Rocket League team. In June, they traveled to Dallas for the first-ever Collegiate Rocket League World Championship as part of Dreamhack Dallas. There, they finished tied for 3rd place in an event that featured 16 of the best college programs from across North America and Europe.

Saints Rocket League:

  • Ben “Spoods” Talbot, Windsor, ON — Computer Systems Technology – Networking
  • Josh “Jay” Podruzny, Grande Prairie, AB — Computer Systems Technology – Networking
  • Josh “Comp” Byrne, Edmonton, AB — Business Administration – Marketing
  • Bailey “Nitryx” Lamont, Windsor, ON — Esports Administration & Entrepreneurship
  • Head Coach Mike LePine
  • Assistant Coach Ajay Singh — Biomedical Engineering Technology – Equipment and Devices

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