The University of British Columbia beat Robert Morris University in the University League of Legends final Sunday at PAX East in Boston, defeating the Eagles in four games. The series was a rematch of last year's NACC finals, a 3-0 sweep by UBC. With the win, each Thunderbirds player gets awarded $30,000 worth of scholarship funds. It's the third straight national title for UBC.
Robert Morris, one of the only colleges in the country with a dedicated esports program, had not lost a single game during the regular season or playoffs. The Eagles have teams in League of Legends, DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Heroes of the Storm.
Robert Morris won the first game thanks to focusing around star marksman EvanRL, who played hypercarry Kog'Maw after his favored hypercarry, Twitch, was banned by UBC. UBC didn't make that mistake again: it banned both Kog'Maw and Twitch for the rest of the series, completely shutting down EvanRL's ability to carry his team.
Without Kog'Maw or Twitch to fall back on, UBC rolled to victories in the last three games of the series thanks to big performances from mid laner bobqinxd on Lissandra and LeBlanc.