ESL Go4RocketLeague NA Cup #14 11/01
The boys in red took to the pitch in ESL's Go4RocketLeague NA Cup #14 today. Coming into the tournament, longtime player and in-game leader Ruq decided to step down to a coaching/analyst role to both suit his time constraints as well as find a more talented player to elevate the squad to the next level. RLE was ranked #7 at the start of the tournament and, as such, received a bye in the first round. In the second round, team "47" came out swinging, but was taken down by RLE in 4 games. Team 47 showed some considerable talent in the air, but was unable to overcome RLE. In the third round, RLE went up against Royal Letdowns. RLE went ahead in the series in game 1, but Royal Letdowns was not content to go out in 3 games, taking the next 2 games. RLE battled back in game 4 taking the series to the full 5 games, but was unable to convert the over 11 shots the team put towards the net due to both some unlucky shots and some phenomenal saves by Royal Letdowns. Unfortunately, RLE lost in the 5th game of the series.
Considering the team had only starting playing with the trial 3rd player just a day before the ESL tournament, it is unfortunate, but understandable that the team was unable to "gel" together as well as the previous squad.
We'll be looking forward to next week as we make identify pain points and make changes to solve those points.