ESL Go4RocketLeague NA Cup #15 11/08
The boys in red on Redline eSports Shockwave started the tournament ranked at #97. With a bye in the first round due to a smaller number of teams signing up this week, RLE moved on to meet Caramel Macchiato in the RO128. RLE came out swinging from the very beginning and won the series in 3 decisive games. After Caramel Macchiato, the team moved on to face Indians in the RO64. Once again, RLE came out strong and quickly won the first 3 games of the series. However, going into the RO32, the team was matched against Apollo 11 - the #1 seed in the tournament this week. After a somewhat shaky start, RLE lost the first 2 games 4-3 and 3-2, respectively. The team was unable to finish a few goal scoring opportunities at the end of the games, leading to the 2 game defecit. In game 3, the momentum of the series quickly shifted as FunnyGuy scored the first goal in the first 30 seconds of the game. The momentum stayed firmly in the hands of RLE as they won their first game of the series. Game 4 started similarly to game 3, with RLE scoring wtihin the first minute of the game. However, Apollo 11 rallied in the last 10 seconds of game 4 to push it into overtime. In overtime, RLE and Apollo 11 were evenly matched until RLE made a small misplay 3 minutes into overtime which left the goal undefended. Apollo 11 capitlized on this mistake and took the series 3-1.
GGs and WP to Apollo 11. Looking forward to proving ourselves next weekend.