After going 8-1 in their last two series, The General NRG defeated G2 Esports in the Grand Finals of the Haunted Hallows Cup, the second Fall regional in North America.
With the result, the defending World Champions adds 301 circuit points to their 1st place lead and takes home $30,000 in prize money, but most importantly, clinch the first of 16 spots for the December Stockholm LAN Major.
Runner ups G2 Esports will be going home with ,000 for their performance and 250 circuit points. The Spanish org will be looking to clinch their appearance during the third and final Fall regional.
Another Rocket League Championship Series “El Clásico”
NRG vs G2 is a sight to see for any and all Rocket League fans as their meetings become more and more intense as time passes and the esports scene grows.
Two of the biggest orgs in the game (also two of the first ones to enter it and still remain in it) went head to head in the Haunted Hallows Cup grand finals formatted as a best-of set.
G2 came out guns blazing in the first series that not even a Justin “jstn” Morales 0-second goal would stop the samurais from taking the first dub. Nevertheless and relentless as ever, NRG composed themselves in the following two meetings.
Going on an 8-1 run after losing the first match in Game 7, NRG trampled over G2 to take the regional event and clinch their LAN Major participation. The win would allow Garrett “GarrettG” Gordon the chance to keep his streak alive as he remains the only pro player to qualify to any and all RLCS LANs in the esports’ history.
The Big Four’s return to the Grand Finals
Both grand finalists would go through the Swiss Stage of the tournament within the first four rounds as G2 took out Ghost, Spacestation and XSET while NRG cruised through Nefarious, Vibrance and Ghost; all best-of-five sweep victories.
The eventual rivals would start on opposite sides of the playoffs bracket as the samurais entered as the first seed and NRG as the third.
G2 would again take on Ghost Gaming and then on the Vamos movement in True Neutral in the quarter-finals and semis respectively as NRG would crush through the remaining Big Four in North America, Spacestation and Envy to sneak into the finals.
Feature image courtesy of The General NRG.