Rocket League’s RLCS NA Grand Finals Sparks Drama and Possible Rivalry
The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) NA saw the conclusion of its first regional event this past weekend. Teams battled it out over a prize pool of $100,000 plus RLCS circuit ranking points which will determine which teams from NA will qualify for the RLCS Fall Lan Major being held in Stockholm later this year. The results of the event are surprising, especially if you consider prior results at WePlay’s Rocket League Invitational. What’s even more surprising is the drama that’s sparked due to what’s happened at the grand final of RLCS NA Fall event that could lead to an unexpected rivalry between two Rocket League teams.
What Happened at RLCS NA’s Fall Event #1’s Grand Final?
The grand final of the RLCS NA event saw FaZe Clan facing off against The General NRG. This result was a surprise to some viewers who saw Shopify Rebellion doing well at prior events, such as taking 2nd at WePlay. Shopify actually dropped out during the round-robin, failing to secure the three wins necessary out of the five rounds total.
In the middle of the first set, game 4, NRG’s Justin would experience internet issues which necessitated a pause by the game’s admins. During this pause, NRG’s GarretG would post the following image on Twitter with the caption ”Class act.” This tweet would lead to an exchange between GarretG and FaZe Clan’s Firstkiller which ended with GarretG referencing a threat Firstkiller’s dad had made to Rocket League pro player Insolences in Twitch chat, which was evidenced in a tweet reply to Firstkiller’s dad.
The rest of the series would play as normal, with the goal occurring at the time of NRG Justin’s disconnect being counted by match officials. FaZe Clan would eventually win the event netting themselves $30,000 and 301 RLCS circuit ranking points.
Firstkiller’s teammate FaZe AYYJAYY would take to Twitter to post the following quote from NRG’s GarretG, mocking Garrett for comments made during Firstkiller’s time as a free agent after his departure from Rogue.
These tweets are now deleted, possibly due to expectations of professionalism for all players involved in the incident.
FaZe Firstkiller would tweet a response to the drama admitting that both teams “made mistakes” and that they had apologized to one another.
NRG’s GarettG would also post his response to the drama and the surrounding commentary of what had happened between him and Firstkiller, admitting that he was “upset” with what had occurred during the game and the ensuing drama.
It’s likely that these two teams will meet up again in future RLCS NA events, and the feud that spawned from Firstkiller’s in-game comments as well as GarrettG’s response is unlikely to go anywhere, as it raises the stake of competition between these two teams and excites the audience for future matches. While it’s admirable that all players involved in the incident have reconciled, playing into the feud could be good for Rocket League’s NA scene. Hopefully, we’ll see some really intense matches again between these two teams.