Renault Vitality beat Dignitas 4-0 in the Grand Final of the European Rocket League Spring Series (RLSS), just weeks after losing the RLCS Regional Championship to the same team.
Renault Vitaly entered the grand final with a one-game lead on account of entering through the winners' bracket but they seldom needed it, winning three straight games to secure victory and take home the top prize of ,000.
Renault Vitality made a case for being the best team in Europe with a dominating Spring Series Performance. (Picture: Renault Vitality)
They made their way to the Grand Final in scintillating form with the newest member of the team, Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois, impressing throughout the weekend and after an initial bedding-in period looks to have finally made himself at home after replacing Kyle "Scrub Killa" Robertson after RLCS Season 8.
They beat The Clappers, mousesports and a rejuvenated Endpoint before facing off against Dignitas in the final.
Like G2's victory in the North American Grand Final, Renault Vitality made short work of the current regional champions.
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After Jos "ViolentPanda" van Meurs opened the scoring early for Dignitas in Game 1, Alexandre "Kaydop" Courant quickly levelled it up. Alpha54 then gave Vitality the lead and they didn't look back - playing an aggressive style that nullified Dignitas usual passing play.
There was an element of redemption in Renault Vitality's victory something which Kaydop joked about in his post-match interview.
"I lose every final," said the three-time world champion but coming off the back of two final loses.
"So finally, to win a final is good. I think I was more motivated. Alpha is insane...I don’t know how many goals he scored, but it’s crazy. It’s good to be on his team."
The final standings for the EU Rocket League Spring Series. (Picture: Psyonix)
Dignitas reached the final through the losers' bracket after dropping down after a shock defeat versus the Canyons in the first round. They fought back, defeating FC Barcelona, mousesports, a repeat game against the Canyons, and then Endpoint in the losers' final.
They didn't look poor in this tournament, but there will be questions asked about their ability to grind out results when they can't play their usual style and they perhaps an over-reliance on their main attacking force Maello "AztraL" Ernst - who wasn't at his best.
They won't have long to wait for a chance to reclaim their place at the top, though we are unlikely to see the RLCS return until much later in the year, a Rocket League Summer Series was heavily hinted at the end of the Spring Series broadcast.