Dignitas, G2, Chiefs

How the storylines of the World Championship developed on day 1

June 9, 2018 - 00:25
Rocketeers / Featured / Spotlight /

Prior to the World Championship we published an article with the 3 most interesting storylines you should follow closely during the tournament. After day 1 we want to update you on how these 3 storylines turned out.

1. Chiefs vs. OCE

The notorious smack talker Chrome took every chance he got to fire shots at the OCE region. After Chiefs eSports stated that they’d be able to win against Chrome and his Evil Geniuses teammates, the feud was on, with a lot of banter between Chrome and players from the OCE region.

The RLCS World Championship couldn’t have asked for a better opening match. The series itself wasn’t that good gameplay-wise, but the atmosphere in the arena was quite intense with most fans cheering for the Chiefs from Australia. And they got a lot of reason to cheer: Chiefs took the series 3-2, proving how strong the team from the OCE region is.

Chrome on the other hand showed some sportsmanship, congratulating Chiefs, but he also blamed the settings on stage for the bad performance of both teams.

2. G2 vs. CompLexity

The two oldest rosters in the RLCS never faced each other before: G2 and compLexity both feature veteran squads. After compLexity defeated Tainted Minds in their first match, the first duel in the history of G2 and compLexity became a reality.

What followed was quite unexpected: G2, who looked insanely strong during league play, struggled against the former Method roster of Mognus, Metsanauris and especially al0t who scored time and time again proving his incredible precision.

The last match of the day was supposed to be a battle of veterans that goes all the way to game 5. Instead, compLexity swept G2 3-0, leaving G2 fans (and possible the G2 players) in shock. It was a tough day for Kronovi, Jknaps and Rizzo, but we have no doubt that G2 will bounce back even stronger tomorrow.

3. Dignitas vs. everyone

Dignitas are being hunted by pretty much everyone. The reigning World Champions want to defend their title by any means necessary. The biggest question before their first match was whether or not the pressure might get to them.

No. It did not.

Turbopolsa, Kaydop and ViolentPanda delivered precisely what their fans expected of them: Fantastic goals, great passes, cool aerial maneuvers and strong defensive rotations. They dropped one match against the Chiefs, but were able to win the series 3-1. They remain among the favorites, hunted by every other team.

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Dorian discovered Rocket League when it first came to PS4. He stopped playing after he saw the RLCS for the first time and became discouraged from trying any more miserable Aerials. As a journalist with more than a decade of experience working for many of the biggest German media companies he now lives out his Rocket League passion as Head Editor for Rocketeers.gg