NRG wins the North American RLCS X Spring Major
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May 24, 2021

NRG wins the North American RLCS X Spring Major

Yesterday, NRG Esports secured the North American Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X Spring Major title, defeating G2 Esports 4-2 in a thrilling grand final. This is NRG’s second regional Major title in RLCS X, having previously won the Winter Major in February.

NRG wins RLCS X Spring

NRG closed out the tournament in the sixth game of the best-of-seven finals. In doing so, they won a large part of the $100 thousand prize pool and secured their place on top of the regional Rocket League esports rankings.

The RLCS X Spring Major grand finals were an incredibly close match between NRG and G2 Esports. Neither team could outscore their opponent by more than two goals in a single game. NRG quickly took a 3-1 lead in the series, before G2 won Game Five. In Game Six, the teams remained tied at the end of regulation, forcing a grueling ten-minute, golden goal overtime. In the end, G2 was too aggressive, allowing Mariano “Squishy” Arruda to tap a long pass from Garrett “GarretG” Gordon into the net to win the series.

Although they fell short, this was an impressive run for G2 since Andres “Dreaz” Jordan joined the team in early April. Along their path, NRG also defeated championship rivals Team Envy and Rogue in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively. For the overall standings, FaZe Clan also made an impressive run to the semifinals. Their quarterfinal win against Shopify Rebellion (formerly the Kansas City Pioneers) granted them the final spot in the North American Championship.

North American Championship

NRG ends the RLCS regular season as the top Rocket League esports team in North America. They are closely followed by Envy, Spacestation Gaming, and Rogue, all of whom secured their places in the summer championship before this Major. G2 Esports and FaZe Clan round out the six-team tournament with their playoff runs at the RLCS X Spring Major, eliminating Shopify Rebellion.

Unfortunately, Psyonix cancelled the World Championship in April, creating regional championships instead. From June 15 to June 20, these six teams will face off for a $400 thousand prize pool and the right to call themselves North American Rocket League esports champions.

Written by Mason Blackburn

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