Rocket League Championships 2017 grand final results
Gale Force dominates Method to take a European victory at the Rocket League Championships grand final
On 10 November the best Rocket League players in the world went head to head at the RLCS World Championships. The finals matchup became a fight between two European teams as the top two teams, Gale Force Esports and Method, once again clashed at the grand final.
Rocket League as an esport may be the easiest to jump into without much knowledge of the game. Basically it is a game of football (or soccer) where two teams battle to get a ball in the opposing goal. The one with the most goals at the end of the time wins. However, Rocket League has no rules on tackling, offsides or boundaries. Contained in a dome, the ball bounces around and players chase it down with their rocket-powered cars. Usually the game comes down to luck and a little bit of skill, but when it comes to the esports league the game is taken to a whole new level of precision.
While the two teams have clashed before with varying results, Gale Force dominated the finals, taking all four rounds for a 4-0 win. However, while the score showed that Gale Force came out on top, Method was not going to let them win so easily. Each match came down to the wire, with single goals making the difference each time (except in round 2).
First place walked away with a prize of US$55,000 and bragging rights for a year. In second place, Method took home US$30,000. Cloud9 finished in third place and took home US$16,000 while fourth-placed G2 Esports earned US$11,000.
This concluded the fourth competitive season for Rocket League, with the fifth ready to begin in 2018. For more on Rocket League esports in Australia and worldwide, check out our esports hub for all the news and coverage you need.