Hey Super Gamers, tune in to episode 72 to hear from the prez (Melanie Penner) and VP (Lorhiz Aquino) of University of Manitoba eSports. Hear about the group’s growth into a more competitive program, where they want to go from here, and how you can join.
From second place in the first tournament to first place in the second, Flipsid3 Tactics are your Rocket League season two champions!
The defending runner-ups found themselves in a familiar situation, needing to take the long route to the finals, as they did last season. Flipsid3 started the day facing off with NRG, one of two North American teams left in the competition. Game one was all NRG. Flipsid3 looked awful, missing a ton of balls. It looked as if they hadn’t shaken off whatever bug got in them when they lost to Mockit Saturday.
It was a rough day for North America at the Rocket League Championship Series finals in Amsterdam. Orbit, NRG, Genesis, and Take 3 all lost in the first round, and two of them are out completely.
With all four NA teams in the lower bracket, they were made to face each other in elimination bouts. Two were guaranteed to play tomorrow and two would be going home. NRG took on Genesis, Take 3 met with Orbit. Orbit had the best regular season record of the bunch, Take 3 the worst, but T3 came out on top, sending the Orbiters around the world, back to North America. In the other series, NRG won handily. The participation award for the tournament goes to Genesis, who didn’t win a single game.
More Manitoba talent is showcased in this episode as Mark speaks to Megan Merasty and Jonathan Villaverde about Into the League — a mockumentary series about people looking to break into the pro gaming scene.
Plus Mark talks No Man’s Sky, Rocket League, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and Firewatch.
Into the League’s website – http://intotheleague.com/
Holy macaroni! A video? You bet! Mark goes to BaseLAN, a competitive and casual gaming event in Winnipeg, and talks with some of the people involved.