Published on August 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass DaJuan Coleman scored 26 points in 26 minutes, propelling Syracuse to a 73-50 win over the University of Ottawa at Montpetit Hall in Ottawa on Saturday.Coleman shot 10-for-13 from the field and 6-for-10 from the free-throw line, adding seven rebounds and dominating the undersized Gee-Gees in the paint. The win put the finishing touches on a successful four-game road trip as the Orange knocked off all of the Canadian schools it faced.After eking by Carleton 69-65 in overtime Friday, SU had an easier time against Ottawa. The Orange used an 18-0 run in the second half to pull away from the pesky Gee-Gees. Though Ottawa hit just 26.4 percent of its shots in the first half, Syracuse only held a 34-28 lead at the break.Ottawa hit four 3-pointers in the first half but then entered a nasty dry spell, scoring just one bucket in 11 minutes while the Orange pulled away.Rakeem Christmas chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. He didn’t record a double-double all of last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textC.J. Fair sat out for Syracuse with a bruised lower left leg, an injury suffered against McGill University on Wednesday that caused him to miss the following game against Bishop’s University. Fair played against Carleton University on Friday, scoring 11 points and adding eight rebounds before re-aggravating the leg injury in a scramble for a loose ball. He missed the final 11 minutes on Friday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
NCSOFT, the developer behind Blade and Soul esports has announced that the European Regional Championship will take place on August 24th at the ESL Arena, Gamescom. Credit: GamescomThe top eight teams in Europe will compete throughout the day in the mixed one versus one and three versus three format, with the finals culminating at 21:00 CEST on the 24th August. Similarly, the North American Regional Championship will take place on 3rd September at PAX West, at the PAX Arena. The winners of each Regional Championship will receive a share of the impressive $340,000 prize money, raised by Blade and Soul fans through the purchase of an in-game item. Arguably more importantly, the top two teams from each region will receive an invite to the World Championships in South Korea from 20-29th September. In South Korea, for the first time in the game’s history, the best in Europe and North America will compete against seven other global territories to decide one world champion. Blade and Soul, for those unaware, is traditionally a Korean martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game (“MMORPG”) and thus the esports is through the PVP element of the game. Players can utilise one of nine classes, each with unique features and traits. As aforementioned, there’s a mixture of both one versus one and three versus three at Gamescom. The former is exactly what it says on the tin, two players enter the arena, with one leaving victorious. The second is more complex. Only one player is active at a time, but with a limited number of assists and tag-outs, there’s a whole new layer of strategy and communication added to an already intriguing affair. This is the first year that Europe, Russia, North America, Thailand and Vietnam will have representatives at the World Championships so it’ll be an intriguing battle in Seoul. Esports Insider says: The pressure is on the Europeans now as they look to secure a spot in the World Championship finals out in South Korea. It’s certainly an interesting game to watch and we look forward to seeing the best battle it out at Gamescom.