This team became the Season 8 Rocket League World Champions

  • At long last, NRG Esports is your Season 8 Rocket League World Champions! In front of a crowd of thousands in Madrid, Spain and millions more watching at home, NRG Esports finally scaled the seemingly insurmountable peak that is the Rocket League World Championship.
    It all started with the retirement of Jayson “Fireburner” Nunez that led to NRG’s acquisition

    of three-time (soon to be four-time) World Champion, Pierre "Turbopolsa" Silfver, in the offseason. The team quickly became the de facto team to beat in any tournament.

    They showed their capabilities and potential during North American Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) League Play where they earned a dominant 6-1 record. Their momentum didn’t stop there as they tore through the North American Regional Championship that they capped with a 4-0 domination of the Pittsburgh Knights, locking in North America’s number-one seed at the World Championship.

    Once the World Championship started on December 13, all eyes were on NRG Esports. They kicked off their campaign with a perfect 3-0 over South America’s Lowkey Esports (who went on to win South America’s first match at Worlds ever after that). They then followed it up with a nail-biting 3-2 win over Renault Vitality, which instantly became one of the highlight matches of the tournament.

    With the win over Renault Vitality, NRG Esports earned

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    an automatic bid into the Semifinals where they awaited the winner of Spacestation Gaming and Veloce Esports. After Spacestation dominated Veloce in a 4-1 victory, the stage was set for NRG’s Semifinal match.
    In a show of just how dangerous they can be, NRG Esports rolled to a convincing 4-1 win over Spacestation, sending themselves to the Grand Finals and a date with destiny.