Must-see moments from RLCS Season 8 – Week 4

October 29, 2019 - 14:55
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As the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) progressed through its fourth week of Season 8 competition, the stakes are being raised going into the final week of league play. Finalists are being decided, and dreams are going to be crushed. This week set up several storylines that will be consummated next week either with victory or defeat.

Here are some of this week’s standout moments from North America and Europe, and be sure to look back on past weeks’ plays – like Kronovi’s physics-bending redirect.

Alpha54’s flip reset goal

There are few better ways to start a series than to score a solo flip reset goal in the first minute. This is exactly how Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois began TSM’s series against Veloce Esports, and what gave them momentum to win the series 3-1. With a small air dribble, Alpha54 transitions to a seamless flip reset over the defender into the goal.

Spacestation Gaming’s magical zero-second play

Down one goal against Ghost Gaming, Spacestation did not quit even when the time did. As the clock hit zero, Caden “Sypical” Pellegrin picks up the ball and flicks it over the defense to his waiting teammate, Alexandre “AxB” Bellemare. AxB gets an incredibly controlled pinch off the wall back to Sypical to tie the game up.

Fruity with a banger

Much like the satisfaction that comes from a gun or cannon being fired, this laser shot couldn’t help but put a smile on our faces. Emil “fruity” Moselund redirects the ball from midfield with so much power (138km/h!) that the Vitality defender was unable to get anywhere close to saving it. It is incredibly entertaining and essentially shows what a perfect shot looks like.

Memory’s solo play

Michael “Memory” Moss seemed like he had something to prove against G2, and Ghost accomplished it with a 3-1 win. In this series, Memory had incredible plays, but none like his ceiling shot to dunk. There is no way to explain it in a way that gives it justice; just watch the clip above. It’s incredible, and it left the G2 defender wondering what else he could have done.

Mousesports’ final rally

Mouz might seem an unlikely team to top the European RLCS, but looking at their team play, there is no doubt that they deserve the spot. Down by one goal against Dignitas with less than 30 seconds left, Mouz executes two perfect passing plays to take the lead, the game, and the sweep. The main question on everyone’s mind: how will this rally sound on the team’s infamous “voice comm” videos. We’re sure to find out.

Jstn’s flip reset pass

This goal may make you question if you are watching RLCS or a freestyle compilation, as NRG’s Justin “jstn” Morales aerial touches to flip reset to a perfect pass to his waiting teammate Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver. Not only was this a crazy play to go for, but it was in an overtime against Cloud9, historically their toughest opponent. It secured the first win in a 3-0 sweep against a clearly-struggling Cloud9.

Respect from Turbopolsa and Squishy

Mariano “Squishy” Arruda and Turbopolsa are both legendary names in competitive Rocket League, and both know the inherent rules of the game. And one of those is that when you’re deadlocked with another car, you stay that way. For about a minute, with Cloud9 on the verge of being swept, they followed that rule perfectly while their teammates effectively continued a 2v2 around them. This might not be a high-skill play, but it was surely the funniest of the weekend.

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