Two iconic Rocket League squads will face off against two RLRS teams for the chance to be a part of Rocket League Championship Series Season 9 next year.
Mariano "SquishyMuffinz" Arruda, who recently finished second in the Esports Play of the Year category at the Esports Awards, expressed his feelings on Twitter and explained that he will be setting his sights on the future rather than dwelling on the disappointment of this season.
A year ago today marks one of the best days of my life, a day that I’ll never forget. That day will always be my motivation to get through whatever ups and downs I have to in order to win again. Not the season we hoped for but we gotta learn and move forward. Only up from here. https://t.co/vbhEXUwUqZ— C9 Squishy (@SquishyMuffinz) November 11, 2019
After seventh and eighth place finishes in the RLCS Season 8 in North America for Cloud9 and G2 respectively, it is possible that one or both will drop out of the top tier of Rocket League competition into the Rocket League Rival Series.
NRG Esports triumphed in the region as champions of North America, following on from the team claiming a win at the first Rocket League Summit and adding Emiliano "Sizz" Benny as a coach in recent months.
While G2 have long been an established RL force and managed a second place finish at the previous RLCS Finals and DreamHack Pro Circuit: Montreal 2019, it seems that the organisation has fallen into a pattern of bad luck this season. With the best win percentage for a last place finish in the West, the level of competition was high over the last few months.
@G2esports has the best win percentage in RLCS history for a last place finish in League Play comparing EU and NA.— RLStats_gg (@RLStats_gg) November 7, 2019
Best win percentage for a last place finish in League Play:
1. NA Season 8 @G2esports 39.29%
2. NA Season 2 Deception 35.71%
The Promotion Playoffs will take place on 30th November as C9 and G2 compete against the third and fourth teams from the RLRS for the now open spots.