NRG Esports Win NA RLCS For Third Consecutive Year
NRG Esports have won the North American Rocket League Championship Series for the third straight season.
Due to placing first in the regular season, NRG earned a first-round bye. Their playoff run began against the freshly signed eUnited squad. While the fifth seed upstarts did put up a fight, NRG were able to close the match out in a safe 4-2.
In the Grand Finals, NRG found themselves against the third-seeded Pittsburgh Knights. However, the former “The Peeps” roster couldn’t hold a candle to the multi-time RLCS champions. The Knights did have their chances to take games, but NRG showed that they are truly the most skilled team in North America. All three of their players were on fire throughout playoffs.
Justin “jstn” Morales was voted the Intel Gaming player of the day. He made multiple clutch plays and was always where he needed to be.
With playoffs having concluded, North America’s four representatives at the RLCS Season 8 International Finals have been decided. They are:
NRG and Spacestation had already qualified as the top two seeds from the regular season. The Knights earned their spot by beating Ghost Gaming in the Upper Bracket qualifier match. They will go as the second seed since they defeated Spacestation 4-2 in semifinals.
The final team to qualify was eUnited. They started the day in the lower bracket as the second-lowest seed. After a 4-2 win over Rogue, the former “Birds” roster played against Ghost for the last spot. This nail-biter of a series went all the way to a game seven overtime. Four minutes in, Raul “Roll Dizz” Diaz found a clutch steal-and-score to send eUnited to LAN.
The RLCS Season 8 Finals begin on December 13. Four teams from Europe, two from Oceania, and two from South America will join the North American teams in Madrid, Spain for a three-day LAN event. A prize pool of over $500,000 and the title of Season 8 World Champion is at stake. Check back at Hotspawn for more Rocket League Championship Series coverage.