The team continues to play at the top of its game
Two solid wins have put G2 Esports as the best team in the North American region. Earlier this year, the eSports team took down the North American Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) and, this past weekend, it repeated the feat in the Rocket League Spring Series (RLSS). The grand final was televised on ESPN 2 and it had the US soccer legend, Landon Donovan, on the broadcast.
The team is back at the top since this year’s season began after a terrible performance at RLCS Season 8. The champions successfully took down every team in the bracket quickly, even the reigning world champion NRG. This was an unexpected end of the series for NRG, who had to the slightest chance against G2’s perfect offense and rock-solid defense. “We didn’t think it was gonna be a 4-0,” said G2’s Dillon “Rizzo” Rizzo in the post-game interview. He commented how the team has made a great comeback after the last season. “I think you have to go even further than (season 8), to season 7. We played a play style that worked for Worlds, but going into season 8 it seemed not to work as much. We trusted each other a lot in season 8, but that was part of the issue. It just ended up crumbling. We took a moment to realize we were wrong in our play style and adjusted from there.”
It was unfortunate, though, for ESPN2 that the grand final didn’t last as long as it could, especially because Donovan joined Brody “Liefx” Moore and James “Jamesbot” Villar to comment on the virtual soccer event. With G2’s clear dominance, the match was lacking excitement.