It's playoff season in the OPSE and the Carleton Ravens have all eyes on adding to their inaugural Hearthstone championship from 2021. With all five teams active in the playoffs, there's lots of esports action to be had as the Ravens chase OPSE banners.
After taking care of the Conestoga Condors in the quarterfinals, the Ravens will face the Western Mustangs in the semifinals. This is a highly anticipated match pitting the number two and four teams against each other. The winner will go on to face either the first seed Waterloo Warriors or the fifth seed OTSU Esports. The Ravens will have the added confidence of previously beating the Mustangs in their regular season matchup versus back in week one. The fast-paced Ravens squad will need to keep in top form if they want to compete in the finals for the first-ever OUA Valorant banner.
The Ravens will get their long-awaited rematch with their rival Waterloo Warriors. The Ravens vs Mustangs semifinals might go down in history with the longest single round in OPSE history. The first match ending in a 21-19 lasted over an hour and saw Carleton come out on top. The Ravens would then take the next match as well to seal the game 2-0. After their lengthy semifinal match against Western the Ravens will find themselves in the first-ever OPSE Valorant Finals.
The Ravens will play the Waterloo Warriors in the OPSE Grand Finals on March 21st.
The Ravens squeaked out a last-round win to secure their first-round win against OTSU Esports last Friday night. The two teams went back and forth in rounds one through four before a short and easy fifth-round win sealed the advancement of the Ravens in the Hearthstone playoffs. With the win Carleton is guaranteed to finish in the top three and win some nice prize money. In the next round Carleton will play in the “Playoffs Upper Final” (Carleton vs York). The winner of this match will move on to the “Grand Finals.” The loser will play in the “Losers Final” which will feature the winner of the “Playoffs Lower” (OTSU vs Durham) match and the loser of the “Playoffs Upper Final” (Carleton vs York). The winner of the “Losers Final” will move onto the “Grand Final” to play for first place in the OPSE Hearthstone Playoffs.
Carleton will take on the York Lions in the “Upper Final” Friday, March 18 at 8pm on OPSE Twitch.