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Rookie, Seikoo, leads Endpoint to second RLCS regional ahead of LAN Major

Endpoint CeX has won two of the three Fall regional events, securing the number one seed in Europe ahead of the RLCS LAN Major in Stockholm thanks, in large part, to their rookie star Seikoo.
The European Rocket League Championship Series has had its share of twists and turns and the third and final regional event was no exception. Ahead of their first international LAN event in two years, Europe delivered another classic tournament in the Grand Prix with two unexpected finalists going at it in the best-of set.

It was SMPR Esports against Team Endpoint CeX with the latter winning back-to-back best-of-sevens to crown themselves regional champions, their second title in the Fall Split.

With this result, Endpoint enters the Stockholm LAN Major as top dog whilst bagging $30,000 in prize pool money as runner-ups SMPR secure $20,000, finishes fourth in the region, and clinches their Sweden participation.

The most dominant Endpoint the RLCS has ever seen

Endpoint is a veteran organisation in Rocket League esports, competing in the Rocket League Championship Series since 2017 with multiple top placements through the years. Though their success has been ephemeral and short-lived with considerable gaps of time between symbolic performances, yet they’ve managed to pull off their first two RLCS finals victories in almost back-to-back fashion.

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Endpoint is at the top of Europe with the number one seed on lock ahead of the RLCS Fall Major in Stockholm, Sweden. (Picture: Psyonix)

First, upsetting the nine-time RLCS X champions, Team BDS, in the first regional of the season, then repeating their dominant run in the third and final event of the Fall Split against SMPR Esports in the Grand Prix. Despite them entering the playoffs as the bottom seed, SMPR still put Endpoint on notice after the ninjas took down Evil Geniuses and Team BDS on their way to the main stage.

Finishing their Swiss stage as the third seed, Endpoint entered the playoffs with momentum as they eliminated Karmine Corp from the tournament, and Major contention, in the quarterfinals and the then-defending regional champs, Dignitas, in the semis.

After a close couple of games, the series was tied 2-2 in Game 5, where Frenchman Enzo "Seikoo" Grondein would again show the world why he has Rookie of the Year on lock.

The 17-year-old without previous RLCS experience put up the performance of his career with 18 goals, averaging 1.38 goals and 578.57 points per game in the Grand Prix grand finals. Ultimately, Endpoint clean-swept SMPR 8-5 for their second regional win in less than two months.

Shuffling the European standings ahead of the Stockholm Major

With the Grand Prix’s plot twists, the region’s leaderboards are looking very different from even the most outlandish predictions.

Two-time regional champs, Endpoint, lead the charge with their fellow event winners, Dignitas, following closely in second. Thanks to their consistency and grand finals appearance, SMPR secured a seat at the table in fourth.

The surprise, though, lies in third and fifth seeds where BDS and Vitality rest in; unfamiliar territory for two teams that tormented the EU region for a whole year during the RLCS X season. 

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The five teams to represent Europe in the Stockholm Fall Major have all been decided in the third and final regional event without a need for a tiebreaker. (Picture: Psyonix)

Crazy standings and all, we cannot wait for the start of the RLCS Fall Stockholm Major, where we’ll get to see EU vs NA, regional upsets and in-person Rocket League for the first time in two years.

You can relive this RLCS European grand finals now as the VOD is available on both Rocket League Esports’ Twitch and YouTube channels.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Endpoint.