The third season of Rocket Streetâ€™s Grand Series - South Americaâ€™s entryway into the RLCS - concluded last night with a thrilling grand final, as Avidity Esports were taken down by the newly-signed Ellevens Esports.
After an exciting season of South American action, the former Lowkey Esports side - who had been playing under the name of Novus Aevi whilst searching for a new home - beat their Brazillian rivals twice on the day as they took home the title of Regional Champion along with $24,000 - a prize pool boosted after the cancellation of the World Championship LAN that usually caps the end of the RLCS season.
Ellevens inaugural title as our Rocket League team wins RLCS 9 South America with an unprecedented unbeaten season! Well done @CaioTG1_@tander_98@caard_rl - #TimeToWin#Championspic.twitter.com/ny25yM7SDlâ€” Ellevens (@ellevensesports) March 23, 2020
The win also marked the first time in South Americaâ€™s history where a team has completed a season without losing a single series as they took nine matches in a row to win it all.
Ellevens needed just two wins on the day to secure the Regional Championship after entering the tournament as the top seed. Their first match was against Avidity, who had just taken down the reigning Regional Champions - The Three Sins - in seven games partially thanks to an incredible last-minute comeback in the fifth game.
After a couple of nervy overtimes, Ellevens were able to close out the series in six games and progressed to the Grand Finals, where they met Avidity once again following the former Lotus sideâ€™s clean sweep over Most Wanted.
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After chaining together three wins in a row, Caio â€œCaioTG1â€ Viniciusâ€™ side found themselves on match point, but Avidity were restless as they took the series to seven games. It was a nervy final game but, eventually, Ellevens found a way through and took it in overtime after Gabriel â€œcaardâ€ Vieira Cardosoâ€˜s pass was smashed home by Enzo â€œtanderâ€ Toledo.
Although there wasnâ€™t a World Championship spot on the line, thanks to a boost in the prize pool, this was South Americaâ€™s biggest season yet and both grand finalists have locked their spots in for next season.
As their first outing under Gareth Baleâ€™s organisation, all three players have made a statement to the rest of the region as they secured their second regional title in three seasons.
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