After much speculation, we finally know where Team Reciprocity’s Rocket League roster has ended up – and it’s a new organization, at least in name.
Oxygen Esports is the organization, and it’s the result of a merger between Team Genji – which picked up Reciprocity’s Rocket League and Rainbow Six Siege rosters – and gaming center operator Helix Esports. The organization will be based in the New England area, and will also compete in Fortnite, Hearthstone, and Magic: The Gathering Arena.
Oxygen Esports’ roster competes in the European Rocket League Championship Series, and is comprised of Victor “Ferra” Francal, Thibault “Chausette45” Grzesiak, and Emil “Fruity” Moselund. Team Reciprocity announced plans in March to scale down operations due to financial struggles related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“We are beyond excited to breathe new life into New England’s esports scene and build on the region’s winning heritage with our championship teams,” said Helix co-founder in a release. “OXG will create the path-to-pro for all of New England esports. We cannot wait to leverage our chain of Helix Esports centers, including our soon-to-be-opened Patriot Place location, to create a hub for content, social, and competitive environments across New England’s amateur esports scene.”
Curiously, the official Oxygen Esports Twitter account is not currently live, but a press release was sent out yesterday and all three members have Oxygen branding on their respective Twitter accounts.