Flipsid3 Tactics win $125,000 Rocket League Championship finals
Flipsid3 Tactics have won the richest prize in virtual car football after three long months of competition.
The European team won the finals of the second Rocket LeagueChampionship Series, a joint effort between developer Psyonix and broadcaster Twitch.
Top seed Flipsid3 took a pair of 4–1 victories over rivals Mock-It eSports, after coming through the lower bracket. Flipsid3 had been sent to the lower bracket by Mock-It in the second round.
In the final, the team’s consistency was recorded?—?particularly on defence. In all but one of their winning rounds, Flipsid3 held Mock-It to one goal or fewer.
It was a successful weekend for the European sides, with Northern Gaming completing the podium sweep. North American underdogs Take 3 finished fourth, while top seed NRG Esports went 1–2 to head home early.
Flipsid3 take home $50,000 for their victory, in addition to $13,500 for winning the European RLCS league. The team managed to go one better from the season one finals where they were beaten by iBUYPOWER in the final.
The debut season champions, who were picked up by G2 Esports, finished a disappointing seventh in the North American league and failed to reach the finals.