Regular season continues in MAAC Esports week four preview cover image

Regular season continues in MAAC Esports week four preview


Week Four of the MAAC esports leagues for Smash and Overwatch is here. Check the schedule and slate of games.

After a long, intense doubleheader week we are back again with more Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Spring regular season games of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Overwatch 2. Week four is the halfway point of the Spring season, every match increases in importance for the competitors. Standings have drastically changed since last week due to all the doubleheader madness. Teams continue their fight for seeding for the LAN event in Atlantic City as competition heads into week four.

The middle of the season is here for all the teams and these matches can help many of them as they head into the week 5 doubleheader next week with a positive stride. Let's take a look at the MAAC Esports week four matchups that will be highlighted this week on the official stream. We’ll also preview other matches that you’ll want to watch out for throughout this action packed week.

Streamed MAAC Esports match of the week

Mount St. Mary's vs. Rider University (SSBU) Feb. 7, 7 p.m. EST.*

Starting off the MAAC week four regular season on the platforms of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers take on the Rider Broncs in a chance to turn their seasons back around. Both teams have started out the Spring MAAC SSBU regular season with records of (0-4). They also share losses together against Iona University, Marist University, and Niagara University.

The last time these two teams met Mount St. Mary’s took the dub 20-6. With the season closing at the halfway point one of these teams can use this match as a turning point for the second half of the season. Tune in to the official MAAC Esports stream to find out who will end their losing streak and chase for better seeding heading into playoffs.

MAAC Esports week four honorable mentions

Siena College vs. Niagara University (SSBU) Feb. 7, 7 p.m. EST.*

While two underdogs battle it out on the mainstream, the frontrunner Siena College (3-0) dukes it out against Niagara University (2-1). Niagara is coming off a tough 9-17 rivalry loss to Quinnipiac University last week while Siena College continues their dominant path after a 23-5 victory against Fairfield University. Siena has also taken a 14-12 win against Quinnipiac to start off their season and a 29-4 win the last time Niagara faced off against them in the Fall. Based on results, Siena should feel comfortable heading into this match but the Purple Eagles of Niagara are looking to snatch this series away from the Saints in what shall be an absolute brawl.

Quinnipiac University vs. Marist College (SSBU) Feb. 7, 7 p.m. EST.*

With a chance to prove themselves, Marist College (2-2) matches up against Quinnipiac University (3-1) in what can be a crucial turning point for either school. Marist have only earned wins against the two bottom teams in the conference currently while Quinnipiac’s only loss was against the current standings frontrunner Siena. Quinnipiac looks to continue their dominance from the Fall after going undefeated while Marist aims for revenge after a tough 3-26 loss the last time these teams faced off in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The winner of this matchup can look to use this win as momentum heading into the second half of the Spring season.

Fairfield University vs. Marist College (OW2) Feb 8, 7 p.m. EST.*

Marist College looks to continue to be one of the two remaining undefeated teams with records of (4-0). However, they are met with a tough Fairfield University squad currently sitting at a record of (3-1). Fairfield’s only loss so far came in week one from Iona University, a team that took Marist to five maps.
Both teams look to continue their win streaks but only one can prevail. With a double header week in sight for week 5, a win for either of these teams can set a nice buffer between them and other conference schools in the standings.

Mount St. Mary’s University vs Iona University (OW2) Feb. 8, 7 p.m. EST.*

While one of the two undefeated teams looks to continue their streak against Fairfield, the other faces an even tougher task in Iona University. Mount St. Mary’s (4-0) has their work cut out for them as they face up against a (3-1) Iona team. Iona going the distance but falling short against Marist College is the only loss currently on the record sheet for this squad.

Mount St. Mary’s, although undefeated which is an amazing accomplishment so far this season, has only picked up wins against teams currently at or below .500 winning percentage in the MAAC Esports standings. This will be a major test for this team right at the middle of the season. If Mount St. Mary’s is able to pull off another win and keep their streak alive, the Mountaineers look scary for any team heading into the second half of the Spring MAAC OW2 season.

And stay tuned to for more MAAC Esports news and notes.

*match times are subject to change.

Zachary Roberson
Zachary Roberson
Contributor | Twitter @@IceRoberson
23 years old. Zachary Roberson is the current Collegiate League Coordinator Intern for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC). Separately, Zach is the Project Manager for the Miami University Varsity Esports Program and was the original founder of the Miami University Varsity Call of Duty and VALORANT teams. In Spring 2022, Zach graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a B.S. in Sport Leadership and Management and a B.A. in Emerging Tech in Business and Design. Looking to finish his M.S. in Sport Leadership and Management in Spring 2023, Zach is excited to reach for new heights in the esports industry.