The Chiefs eSports Club have been a force to be reckoned with ever since they burst on to the scene in Season 3 of the Rocket League World Championships. Back when they were known as Alpha Sydney. Fans at the time marveled at how Daniel “Torsos” Parsons was able to rock the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles using a mouse and keyboard.
That season saw Chiefs ESC take down NA team Denial Esports (Lethamyr, CorruptedG and SadJunior), something almost no one predicted. They were sent to the lower bracket by the team now known as Vitality, and knocked out of the tournament by The Leftovers, now known as Fnatic.
This reporter was part of the crew that ran the RLCS Worlds that year, and ran into Torsos after The Chiefs’ defeat. We communicated recently so I asked the Brisbane, Queensland native about that loss, and if it affected him in the long run.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “I’ve always hated losing, no matter what it is. Any loss we take I’ll be disappointed and motivated to do better.”
This season, after nearly a year of playing together, really showed the practice and study of the game they have put in. RLOC, presented by Throwdown, saw the Chiefs go completely undefeated.
“We definitely all put in the work to stay at the top.” Looking back at the replays showed this, especially in the finals when they faced the very talented Tainted Minds squad. “The top teams in OCE have definitely gotten a lot better and we had to improve as well to keep ourselves as the top team.”
What about now?
Season 4 is really when Chiefs ESC really started to hit their stride, with excellent results against two world champion teams in G2 and Gale Force. But Torsos wants more.
“The goal is always to make it as far as possible. This season might be the first where we can actually compete with almost every team from each region. Hopefully better than 7/8th this time?” The Dominus main is extremely confident that him and his team can go much further this time out.
He is being a bit reserved now, but when he is joined on the pitch by Jake and Drippay, The Chiefs are a force to be reckoned with. I couldn’t get him to say it, but with plays like these, who can deny that they will go far when the RLCS heads to London, England for the World Finals.
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