Welcome to the week five, the final week of the Group Stage for Rocket League Championship Series Season 6. After the shocking events of last week, how will FlyQuest perform this week? Will there be a new top dog in the North American Standings? Let’s break down what happened this week.
After last week’s performance over C9 and Ghost, FlyQuest went into this week with a chip on their shoulder. However, this is the first game of the week that went the distance. Game one was a close 2-1 loss as Rogue took the win. Game two featured a great back and forth which ended in a 2-4 victory for FlyQuest. Completely flipping the script in game three, Rogue won with a 4-1 game. Then things got interesting as FlyQuest put up an impressive six goals to Rogue’s one in game four which took them to Champions Field for the first time this week. Game five ended as a 1-1 tie in regulation only to have FlyQuest take the win during overtime.
Allegiance (0) vs Ghost Gaming(3)
The first complete shutout of the week. Unfortunately for Allegiance, they lost all three games, but they definitely tried. Each match was not lost by many goals, it was a close series altogether. Game one ended with a 1-3 score, game two went to overtime so there was definitely hope, but it was the dream was shut down when Ghost scored taking the win. Lastly, game three was yet another close battle that ended in a 2-3 score only to further lower the chances for Allegiance to get out of the bottom of the rankings.
G2 Esports (3) vs Evil Geniuses (2)
The Reverse Sweep! With Evil Geniuses taking game one with a 2-3 score, followed by game two’s 0-1 victory, it was up to the second ranked North American to pull through and show us why they deserve the top rank. Pulling the sweep and winning the next 3 games with amazing defensive plays, G2 won game three, three nil, 2-1 in game four, and 4-0 in game five. This was definitely one to learn from. After losing two games, everyone surely thought this was over but with G2 keeping composure, they managed to pull through and get their first victory of the day.
Cloud9 (3) vs NRG Esports(0)
C9 managed to get the three wins for this but NRG definitely put up a fight trying to prevent the sweep from happening. All of these games could have gone either way. Game one ended as a 3-2 win for C9. The following two games went to overtime, which makes us question just how great of a team NRG is and how differently things could have gone for them had they performed this way in some of their other games.
Rogue (3) vs Evil Geniuses (2)
Rogue kicks off this series by taking game one with a 3-2 win, and Game 2 went to Evil Geniuses with a 2-4 score in overtime. This back and forth was proving to make this a great series as Evil Geniuses skunks Rogue via a 3-0 win. At this point Rogue has to bounce back and regroup, losing two back to back, they managed to win game four with a 3-1 victory and taking us game five where they managed to skunk Evil Geniuses back with a 2-0 win in Champions Field.
NRG Esports (2) vs G2 Esports (3)
NRG had a tough final week, having to face both of the top-ranked teams in the series so far. The final match of the week just happened to also go the distance with G2 taking both game one and game two with a 1-4 victory over NRG. With NRG losing their last match against C9, this meant they had not won in their last five games. They needed to prove to themselves they had what took to pull through. They won the following two games with a 2-1 win in game three, and an impressive 5-2 win in game four. But with their second place standing on the line G2 managed to pull it together and score an astonishing six goals to NRG’s two in Champions Field to close out the night, and give us our finalists for the playoffs.
North American Standings as of Week 5:
- Cloud9 6-1 (19-6)
- G2 Esports 6-1 (19-11)
- Evil Geniuses 4-3 (16-15)
- NRG Esports 4-3 (15-15)
- FlyQuest 3-4 (14-17)
- Ghost Gaming 2-5 (16-17)
- Rogue 2-5 (13-19)
- Allegiance 1-6 (8-20)
Now with the bottom two teams, ROG and ALG eliminated from this tournament, we have our six competing in the Regional Championship tournament. Congrats to Cloud9, and G2 Esports for taking first and second place during the Group Stages and automatically qualifying for the finals. Best of luck to Evil Geniuses, NRG Esports, FlyQuest, and Ghost Gaming for qualifying, and for the chance on also representing North America alongside C9 and G2 in the finals.
Kickoff is on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 3 PM EST. With NRG Esports going up against FlyQuest, and the winner faces off against Cloud9. The following match is Evil Geniuses vs Ghost Gaming where the winner faces off against G2 Esports.
The first two games are rematches from week one in the Group Stages, where NRG beat FlyQuest 3-1, and Evil Geniuses beat Ghost 3-2. Let’s see if these results will stick or if the tables will turn.
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