But the air felt differently, most likely due to the absence of the four-time Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver in the booth and on the pitch due to a tight schedule.
The event now featured South Americans versus Europeans in old continent’s soil, in full-squad matches instead of building super teams with Guild vs True Neutral and White Demons vs FURIA, EU taking both Ws 3-0 and 3-2 respectively.
With an underwhelming pre-show warming us up for the main event, a long-promised NA vs EU showdown on alternating servers, honestly it seemed like the hype and results were going to overthrow last event’s world-famous #Mickeymoon incident.
The first series of interregional matchups left us with #Mickeymoon, now engraved in RLEsports history. (Picture: @RLStatsGG/Twitter)
In the North American corner stood G2’s Reed "Chicago" Wilen, FaZe Clan’s Austin "AYYJAYY" Aebi and Team Envy’s Massimo "Atomic" Franceschi squaring off against 2/3s of BDS in Alex "Extra" Paoli and Evan "M0nkey M00n" Rogez plus Solary’s Maello "AztraL" Ernst.
With loaded rosters and bragging rights at stakes, NA took a quick 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with EU clapping three games right back tying the match and taking it all the way to Game 7.
Thing is, due to the alternating servers, Game 7 wouldn’t be possible to go underway without a serious advantage for either or team.
So, in Johnnyboi fashion, the last ‘game’ was queued in Japanese servers with all six pros ‘playing’ at 200+ ping. Shortly after, the stream was finished without a resolution.
While the no-contest finish adds to the fire whenever LANs do make a comeback for the car soccer hybrid, this second set of show matches definitely disappointed, at least in comparison to its predecessor.
Whether the 3-3 tie without a Game 7 was part of ‘the script’ or not, if there’s anything we learnt this stream was that everything Turbo touches turns to gold. Mics, Rocket League balls, orgs. Catch the full VOD for the NA vs EU show match 2 by clicking here.
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