Last week, the sixth season of the Rocket League Championship Series began. As the games went on, some surprises happened, especially in the European division. We are gonna talk about the things that happened in the European division today to get you caught up for week two!
Team Dignitas faced off against Fnatic, who finished last in the division last season, but won their relegation matches to stay in the RLCS. The captain of Team Dignitas, Jos “ViolentPanda” van Meurs, had a great series having scored four of the ten goals for Dignitas and having a score of 1,350, and also having seven saves, five coming in the final game of the series. Fnatic was outclassed in this series and it showed early with the midfield being controlled by Dignitas early on. Their leading goal scorer was Joseph “Mummisnow” Salameh with only one goal.
The next series was the newly promoted team of mousesports against the biggest free agent of the offseason, Kyle “ScrubKilla” Robertson, and his new team, Renault Vitality. Mousesports won in four games, but all the games except the last one, were decided by one goal. The last game was only decided by two goals, so not that much of a gap between the teams by just looking. However, mousesports played very good defense controlling their side of the field by not allowing a single goal to one of Vitality’s standout players, Victor “Fairy Peak” Locquet, in the entire series. Each of mousesports players played equally well distributing the ball around the field and play good team offense and defense, in order to surprise Vitality and win their first of two series on the day. ScrubKilla’s debut was a solid debut. He had 16 shots on goal, but only two went in. He also contributed nine saves to his stat sheet as well. Kevin “Skyline” Carvalho had 17 shots, 13 of those being in the first two games, and four of those going in throughout the series.
PSG vs. compLexity
The next series had two retooled teams face off against each other; PSG and compLexity. Three of these five games went into overtime making it highly contested. Emil “Fruity” Moselund (PSG) and Marius “gReazymeister” Ranheim (compLexity) made their debuts for their respective teams. Each team was playing well, but eventually compLexity came out on top by winning the final game three-to-zero. Each team’s new additions seemed to be meshing well with their new teammates and could elevate their team’s play. Fruity had 10 saves, while gReazymeister accounted for half of the team’s eight overall goals in the series.
mousesports vs. Fnatic
The next series saw mousesports and Fnatic facing off against each other. This series was not much of a contest like Fnatic’s previous series. Fnatic only scored five goals, two of them being in the first game, compared to mousesports scoring 11. Maik “Tigreee” Hoffmann helped out his team a lot by having seven saves and five goals to help the team be undefeated in their series last Sunday.
WeDemGirlz vs. FlipSid3 Tactics
The final series was WeDemGirlz against FlipSid3 Tactics. All four games of the series were decided by one goal and we all low scoring games. The final game finished in overtime and bringing the series victory to WeDemGirlz after Otto “Metsanauris” Kaipiainen scoring the deciding goal. Metsanauris has eleven shots on goal to help out his team have their first series win of the season. He also had three goals of the six team goals making him a good addition to the team so far.
Overall, mousesports need about two or three series wins to stay in the RLCS for next season already which gives them a great opportunity for them to advance to the grand finals and compete for the championship this season. Team Dignitas look like they are already in top form and ready to defend their title. The road to the European regionals is promising and we will keep you updated along the way.
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