What’s The Brawl?
“The Brawl” is a community-focused match organized and funded by Adam “Lawler” Thornton, one of many main voices within the Rocket League neighborhood and former commentator/analyst for the Rocket League Championship Sequence. That is the eighth installment, and eight groups are invited into the match. Every spherical is a single-elimination best-of-five till the grand finals which is a best-of-seven. The prize pool is $2,000, funded by Lawler himself.
Lawler put up his personal coin?
That is right. He began the primary “The Brawl” in July 2019 and acquired it going by reaching into his personal pockets. He has since been in a position to get neighborhood assist and sponsorships, nevertheless it’s very a lot pushed by Lawler and his efforts.
OK, so the place can I watch?
The motion will happen on Could 2 with a preshow at Three p.m. ET on Lawler’s channel (twitch.television/lawler).
Beginning at 3:30 p.m ET till the conclusion of the semifinal spherical, there might be matches happening on Lawler’s Twitch channel and on the ESPN Esports Twitch channel (twitch.television/espnesports) concurrently.
The grand finals might be seen on Lawler’s channel beginning round 6:30 p.m. ET with an ESPN Esports interview carried out with the winners after the champions are topped (this may even occur on Lawler’s channel). Each channels might be squad streaming all through your complete occasion, so viewers can simply flip forwards and backwards between video games they wish to watch. SubparButInHD, one of many extra beloved figures locally, will deal with casting duties for the ESPN Esports channel video games and also will host the pre- and postgame reveals. Lawler might be offering commentary on his channel. For the grand finals, the SubParHD group will head over to Lawler’s channel to solid the conclusion.
So who’re the groups?
There are eight groups concerned within the match (latest placement in RLCS and Rocket League Spring Sequence playoffs in brackets). The total bracket will be discovered right here.
The groups are:
NRG (third RLCS, 2nd RLSS)
The trio of Garrett “GarrettG” Gordon, Justin “jstn.” Morales and the one four-time champion Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver are definitely one of many ones to observe. Though they not too long ago suffered a 3-Zero defeat within the RLSS finals towards G2, that does not take away the truth that the reigning world champions are nonetheless among the best groups on the earth. G2 should not on this match, so many will level to NRG as being a favourite moving into. They await the winner of Affinity and the primary open-qualifier winner.
Spacestation Gaming (2nd RLCS, 4th RLSS)
The group did not have the perfect Spring Sequence, ending fourth with a 9-2 file. Spacestation went 8-1 within the common season, with solely the Soniqs in a position to defeat them in February. Their second-place RLCS end is the perfect in group historical past. They await the winner of eUnited and the second open-qualifier winner.
Pittsburgh Knights (seventh RLCS, fifth RLSS)
After a 3-Zero sweep of Spacestation within the quarterfinals within the RLSS, The Knights fell to a reverse sweep by the hands of reigning world champs NRG. The group boasts a really aggressive playstyle which frequently throws off different groups. A robust exhibiting right here can leap begin momentum going into subsequent season. The Knights meet Workforce Envy within the quarterfinals.
Workforce Envy (as Ghost Gaming, third RLCS, fifth RLSS)
Workforce Envy as a model are again in Rocket League after choosing up the previous Ghost Gaming squad (briefly often called Vanguard earlier than the acquisition). Nick “mist” Costello is the brand new face on the roster this season, coming to the group after a stint with the Pittsburgh Knights. This would be the first match the group competes in as Workforce Envy, the org owned by esports pioneer Mike “Hastr0” Rufail. They meet Pittsburgh Knights within the QF.
Susquehanna Soniqs (fifth RLCS, DNQ for RLSS)
Led by Season 9 North American MVP Nathan “Shock” Frommelt, the Soniqs at occasions have regarded dominant. The group was little question upset after not qualifying for the RLSS, and could be on the lookout for a powerful exhibiting at The Brawl. The Soniqs meet Rogue to begin the match.
Rogue (eighth RLCS, third RLSS)
A robust third-place end within the RLSS highlights a turnaround after barely hanging on within the common season, so Rogue are one of many groups with probably the most optimistic momentum going into The Brawl. Cameron “Kronovi” Payments is without doubt one of the pioneers of Rocket League and in addition the longest standing member of this Rogue roster. Leonardo “Turinturo” Wilson not too long ago joined the squad from Charlotte Phoenix.
Affinity (N/A RLCS, DNQ RLSS)
The winners of final season’s Rocket League Regional Sequence (RLRS), Affinity might be a part of Season 10 of the RLCS. The Brawl canl be a terrific introduction for a lot of followers. Christopher “Majicbear” Acevedo not too long ago participated within the longest sport in Rocket League historical past which spanned throughout April 13-14, an 11 hour affair that noticed MajicBear’s Workforce Orange finest Shock (of the Soniqs) and Workforce Blue by a last rating of 432 – 283. Traditionally, RLRS groups that get promoted normally get the leap on RLCS groups, particularly early on, as a result of the RLRS groups usually come extra ready having watched ample footage of the RLCS groups, whereas the RLCS groups may not have carried out the identical, specializing in different RLCS groups. Whether or not that performs out at The Brawl stays to be seen.
eUnited (ninth RLCS, DNQ RLSS)
A brand new coach, Mike “Gregan” Ellis, brings championship expertise to the squad, and it appears to be paying early dividends. A Sport 7 time beyond regulation aim vs. the Charlotte Phoenix saved their RLCS hopes for one more season, however the group might be on the lookout for extra, with The Brawl because the launching level.