Whilst at PAX Australia 2017, I got the chance to see the Oceania (OCE) Rocket League finals.
Although the bracket was made up of several different organisations, the final 4 was Syalla, PaleHorse, Jam, and Cheifs ESC. Chiefs stormed through the finals, getting into the Grand Final from the winner bracket (giving them a 1-game advantage in the Grand Final’s ‘best of 7’ series). This, in turn, qualified them for the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) in Washington D.C. from November 10-12th!
PaleHorse took out Jam 4-2 in the loser bracket final, which secured them the 2nd and final seed from OCE for RLCS.
I also got the chance to catch up with the Chiefs after securing their spot at RLCS. The Chiefs boys have already made their way to Washington D.C.
“We are going to boot camp for just over a week before worlds starts”, said Drippay “… last year the boot camp really helped and it was shorter than this one coming.”
I also asked the boys how they thought they’d go at worlds,
“We are playing pretty well, and we aren’t going all that way to equal where we got last year”.
Before the Grand Final, I asked the guys if they thought they’d take it even before their opponent had even been decided!
“We have beaten both teams in the past and we have a 1-game lead already so we should be able to win it” in which they ended up beating PaleHorse 4-0 in the final and taking home $8,250 USD.
Rocket League is a great spectator eSport that’s fast pasted and action-packed for virtually every minute of every game. If you’d like to tune into the RLCS it begins on November 10th and all the action can be seen at twitch.tv/rocketleague
We here at OK Games would like to wish Chiefs Esports Club & PaleHorse the best of luck for RLCS. We’re all right behind you!
Special thanks to PAX Australia, Throwdown Esports and Chiefs ESC for being so accommodating.