By Corey Dieteman
January 7, 2019
Friday, Team Solomid (TSM) announced its first ever Rocket League team. It’s starting lineup acquired Remkoe, EyeIgnite, and Metsanauris, formerly of We Dem Girlz.
“We’re beyond excited to continue our journey under the TSM brand,” The trio stated in an official statement. “It’s one of the biggest and most respected organizations out there with an amazing and loyal fanbase. We’re stoked to help bring the brand into Rocket League, and we will do everything we can to make the organization and its fans proud. Definitely, this is a dream come true for all of us.”
TSM’s newest acquisition had an impressive 2018 year. The team qualified for the Rocket League Championship Series Season 6 finals by finishing second in the European bracket. They finished the regular season with a 4-3 record. This record included wins over FlipSid3 Tactics, compLexity Gaming, Fnatic, and Mousesports. In the European playoffs, the trio defeated Mousesports in the round of six and FlipSid3 Tactics in the semifinals to earn their spot at the RLCS Finals in Las Vegas.
Remkoe, EyeIgnite, and Metsanauris surprised everyone at the RLCS Finals by making the Winners’ finals with wins over Cloud9 and Chiefs Esports Club. Their impressive run came to a halt, however, after losing to Dignitas in the Winners’ finals. This was followed by a second loss to Cloud9 in the Losers’ finals.
Although, the trio got their revenge on Cloud9 at ELEAGUE Cup 2018 in December. We Dem Girlz made it to the final four and defeated NRG Esports, 4-2, to earn their rematch with Cloud9 in the finals. They pulled it off, 4-1, over the reigning RLCS Finals champions to win the lion’s share ($72,000) of the $150,000 prize pool.
The team will represent TSM in the upcoming European RLCS season. There has yet to be an official start date associated with RLCS Season 7. However, the new season has started in March and ran through April in previous years.