The Central Methodist University Esports team has reached another milestone in its short history, earning a national ranking of #10 for the 2019-2020 Fall Fortnite season.
CMU finished with the top 10 ranking in the Collegiate Star League (CSL) after competing in the Central division against 33 other institutions. Teams from all three divisions of the NCAA and other NAIA schools made up the division.
The Eagles dominated in the division, going back and forth with DePaul University for the top placement in the Central. CMU ultimately finished the league one point behind DePaul and qualified for the CSL National Tournament.
“The Fortnite team has done beyond our expectations for this first-year team,” said coach Aaron Shockley. “We started in August with this team who had not played before this league, and for them to achieve a national ranking and compete at a high level in the national tournament is setting the tone for future Fortnite teams to follow and try to beat. I am excited to see what they can achieve this semester.”
Central Methodist finished the season ranked 10th out of 240 schools in the CSL.
Fortnite team members include Andrew Jackman (Stompywolverine79) of Cameron, Mo.; Jacob Ediger (TheReal-Eddie) of Wichita, Kan.; Jazton Ehlert (Russhahuss) of Odessa, Mo.; Jeff Salmon (Dj5Fish23) of Hermitage, Mo.; and Wyatt Williams (Moneybags2k) of Versailles, Mo.
The team picked up where it left off in the fall, opening the spring season with a 3-0 win over Long Island University.