High Blokes – a Rocket League group with principally UK gamers – got here out on ‘prime’ in a scenario worthy of this pun for The Grid EU’s first week of competitors.
They defeated Galaxy Racer within the finals in a dominant Four-Zero sweep.
Of their jolly good run to the finals, High Blokes met fellow UK rivals Guild Esports within the semi-finals which went all the best way to seven video games.
The ultimate match in opposition to Guild was extremely tense between the 2 UK rivals, with Archie scoring the one aim of that sport to beat them, permitting High Blokes to bid ‘cheerio’ to Guild.
High Blokes shall be inspired with this win as The Grid is now shorter for the Winter Break up, and by their prime 4 end on the first Regional Occasion.
Coming in from EU Regional Occasion 1, Playoffs for Week 1 of The Grid noticed various upsets, beginning with Crew Liquid falling to Triple Bother as they continued to wrestle find consistency with their new line-up.
The powerhouse groups of Giants Gaming, Crew Vitality and Fall Main champions Crew BDS all did not make previous the quarter finals, with Giants dropping to a surging Galaxy Racer 2-Three within the Spherical of 16 (who additionally later beat BDS). That’s regardless of all three groups making the highest three locations within the Regional Occasion and inserting effectively within the Group Stage earlier than playoffs.
BDS’s loss, nonetheless, introduced the chance for his or her participant M0nkey M00n to submit a cheeky tweet:
It was a great first week for UK expertise and groups as effectively, with the semi finals that includes at the very least one participant from the UK in all 4 contributors of Guild, Galaxy Racer, Redemption and High Blokes (we’ve additionally included some coaches under within the expertise line-ups):
- noly, Deevo and Gregan (Guild)
- eekso, AndytheMandy (Galaxy Racer)
- Kash, Womped (Redemption)
- FlamE, archie and RamS (High Blokes)
Rocket League has a bunch of UK expertise general – you can see some of the other UK rosters on Liquipedia here.
Groups have little time to rejoice or sulk, because the second EU Regional Occasion kicks off on December third and the second week of The Grid begins on December eighth.
Regional Occasion 2 will look to reply lots of questions folks might have after this consequence, particularly for BDS and Vitality, if they’ll return with a vengeance.
‘For positive, we’re by no means glad with something different that profitable all of it’ – RamS
Megalodontus briefly spoke to High Blokes coach Reece ‘RamS‘ Mullins after their win. He touched on their progress and their goals shifting ahead.
“Thanks for reaching out! It’s a testomony to the work we’ve been placing in to getting higher each single time, we’ve managed to be constant from the start of the season, so now it’s all about pushing as excessive as attainable and it is a nice first step.
For positive, we’re by no means glad with something different that profitable all of it. We’ve made positive we strategy every thing one step at a time, and after we really feel we’ve achieved that small aim, we enhance it and maintain working.
We nonetheless want to succeed in a stage the place we’re competing in opposition to BDS on a extra constant foundation, and with a purpose to try this we’d like to have the ability to get constant outcomes in opposition to the groups that normally give us bother – Endpoint, Vitality, Giants and Galaxy Racer – so we’re at all times working forwards and getting higher.
It’s powerful to say if there may be going to be change on the prime. I may see Vitality falling off slightly however not BDS. BDS have an unbelievable stage of consistency and are very quick to play in opposition to, it makes you’re feeling such as you’re in chaos whereas enjoying in opposition to them.
I believe Vitality have proven the flexibility to slide up in a couple of of the regional occasions – not totally, however a poor collection right here and there – so with the Double Elimination format, I may see upsets taking place within the of the regionals this cut up.
I believe stylistically, we’ve a great likelihood of having the ability to go toe-to-toe with BDS shifting ahead. The collection we play in opposition to them are getting nearer and we’re continuously bettering – so hopefully it’s not too lengthy earlier than we are able to declare our personal regional champion title!”
Megalodontus is a miraculous survivour from the mass extinction and one way or the other learnt tips on how to use his stubby fins to function difficult mechanical gear and drink tea. Worryingly for cryptozoologists, he’s been writing League of Legends articles too.
A self-taught author who’s had the privilege to work with good editors who aren’t scared of his pearly whites, Megalodontus is commonly seen writing together with his partner-in-crime Clockwork (https://twitter.com/Clockwoork) both independently or for lolesports or liquidlegends. When not writing, he normally runs it down mid in actual life and is fascinated with watching paint dry.