The first season of the Montgomery Count Esports League concluded on Saturday, Dec 9th, and we wanted to take a minute to recap and congratulate everyone who took part. The teams and coaches showed great determination throughout the season, and despite this being their first organized esports league, made it a rousing success.The 7-week regular season finished and Seneca Valley, Clarksburg, Watkins Mill, and Rockville high schools advanced to the in-person semi-finals and finals. Seneca Valley defeated Rockville in the first semi-final, cementing their place in the finals. In the other semi-final, the higher seed Clarksburg lost to Watkins Mill, placing Seneca Valley and Watkins Mill in the finals, and Clarksburg paired with Rockville in the 3rd place match.
In the 3rd place match, Rockville defeated Clarksburg in a 4-0 showing that they still were not beaten after their defeat at the hands of Seneca Valley. The finals began with both teams showing how evenly matched they were, in which three of the four games played went into overtime. But in the end, Seneca Valley carried on their streak from the regular season, not dropping a single game the entire time and winning the first MCEL Championship.
It was an incredible first season and our live championships put an exclamation point on things. We wanted to thank all of the players, coaches, administrators, parents, and our partners at Montgomery County Public Schools for giving us this opportunity and allowing us to shepherd this inaugural season. In the coming years, we hope to grow the MCEL and welcome every school in Montgomery County into the fold. We also wanted to thank our local colleges and universities that came to support and establish pathways from the MCEL to the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference.
Seneca Valley High School