Renegades have taken Oceania’s first seed for the RLCS finals after stunning Out of Order in the Rocket League Oceanic Masters finals today. Both teams will make the trip to Newark, New Jersey, with Out of Order qualifying for Worlds for the first time.
Renegades qualified for their fifth-straight RLCS finals after running through 1NE Esports in the quarterfinals and reversing sweeping ICON in the qualification match.
Out of Order had to run through the lower bracket after being knocked down by ICON in their quarterfinal showdown. After convincingly beating 1NE Esports, they sought revenge on the three-time representatives in a thrilling seven-game series.
In the grand finals, Out of Order came out firing on all cylinders, taking the first three rounds 2-1, 2-1, 2-0. Renegades stabilized in game four, taking a 3-1 win as the pressure was starting to mount on both squads.
The relatively-inexperienced Out of Order roster made a few critical errors in the first minute of game five, conceding three goals in 45 seconds and setting up a final game decider. A back-and-forth affair in the last game saw Renegades edge out Out of Order to complete the reverse sweep.
Aidan “Zen” Hui stood out for Renegades when it mattered. The 17-year-old pulled off a massive final series for Renegades. Daniel “Torsos” Parsons was a rock for Renegades, though, keeping the squad up when the situation was dire.
Alex Decka was a standout performer for Out of Order who constantly found gaps in Renegades’ defense. Veteran Tom “Julz” Jullienne was strong in defense for the unsigned squad, too, setting up Decka and Chris “Siki” Magee for plenty of shots. But the pressure saw the roster crack in the final hour as the series fell away from them.
Renegades and Out of Order will join 10 of the best teams from Europe, North America, and South America at the season seven finals to fight for a prize pool of over $500,000.
The RLCS Season Seven Finals starts on June 21.