The second season of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) was won by FlipSid3 Tactics after an exciting finals weekend in Amsterdam.
The winning team walked away with $50,000 (£39,333) which was part of an overall $125,000 (£98,333) prize pools for the season two grand finals.
The final itself was an all European affair between FlipSid3 and Mockit Aces, FlipSid3 had dropped into the lower bracket but battled back to win in somewhat dramatic fashion.
It was a tense finale with the first series going 4-1 to Flipsid3 before a bracket reset. The second game in this set saw a particularly terrific goal by Mockit’s Paschy90 which can be seen below. A fight back from Mockit which led to seven minutes of overtime and one phenomenal save by MarkyDooda later and FlipSid3 took the title of season two champions.
What an aerial goal by @Paschy90! #RLCS
Game two goes to @mockitleague! pic.twitter.com/LxGN5tE2qs
— RLCS (@RLCS) 4 December 2016
The RLCS season two featured teams from North America and Europe with over 6,000 signing up for open qualifying back in September. It’s been quite a year for Rocket League, with season one taking place earlier this year and it’s arguably only Overwatch’s incredible 2016 that prevented the Psyonix title from taking ‘Best New Title’ at the recent Esports Industry Awards.
Season one champs iBUYPOWER Cosmic failed to make the playoffs for this second season, with only eight teams traveling to Amsterdam.
If you’re yet to give Rocket League a whirl, there’s a good piece on Motherboard about the growth of the game’s scene here which may help convince you.
Esports Insider says: As one of the more ‘accessible’ esports, Rocket League has great growth potential. Its second season delivered some memorable moments, and coupled with a larger and notable prize pool, its fanbase and the level of high end talent should continue to flourish as it moves into its third season.