Rocket League Apollo Open was a roller coaster ride with loads of excitement, fun, and a fair share of disappointment. The fan-favorite Team BDS performed poorly and lost eight games in a row, while the underdogs, Team Queso, were crowned champions.
EU RLCS 2021-22: Winter Split “Rocket League Apollo Open” (Event 1)
Rocket League Esports returned with a bang with Apollo Open, the first EU RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split event. The event was a roller coaster ride filled with loads of excitement and fun while having its fair share of disappointing moments as well.
In A Major Disappointment, Team BDS Lose 8 Games In A Row
MaRc_By_8, M0nkey M00n, and Extra failed to perform this weekend as Team BDS lost eight games in a row. The team that won the Fall Split Major came in third at the first EU RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split event.
Team BDS vs. Team Queso
Team BDS went against Team Queso in the opening match of EU RLCS 2021-22 Apollo Open Championship Sunday. Team Queso were the underdogs who had to face off against the best team in the world.
They went into the game with nothing to lose and played the best Rocket League they could. In a major surprise and a big disappointment to fans of Team BDS, Team Queso swept Team BDS 4-0.
Team BDS wasn’t even able to score against the overwhelming force of Team Queso in the last two games of their best of seven series. Team Queso proved fans and experts wrong by dominating against Team BDS and moving on to the grand finals.
Team BDS vs. Dignitas
After a disappointing performance against Team Queso, Team BDS faced off against Dignitas in the lower bracket finals. Dignitas were the fan favorites in this match-up based on their excellent performance in the Winter Split.
However, no one expected Dignitas to dismantle and destroy Team BDS. For the first time in Rocket League Esports history, a team won a best of seven series with a perfect sweep. Dignitas did not allow Team BDS to score a single game across four games.
Team BDS came into the winter split as fan favorites. However, their performance has left everyone majorly disappointed, and fans question whether Team BDS is falling behind in one of the most competitive regions of Rocket League Esports.
The Underdogs Cause A Storm, Team Queso Win The Championship
After defeating Endpoint CeX and dominating Team BDS, Dignitas moved on to the grand finals to face off against Team Queso.
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Dignitas’ performance this split has been phenomenal, and they were the favorites in this matchup going into the grand finals against Team Queso. However, Team Queso’s underdog run to win the championship had won the hearts and minds of the fans and viewers.
Dignitas would have to win two best of seven series while Team Queso would have to win just one to win the championship. And while they put up a valiant effort, Team Queso played amazing Rocket League and won their first-ever regional championship.
Team Queso’s Cinderella story had a happy ending this weekend. They have announced to the world that they are here to compete and are a team to be feared.
EU RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split has just begun, and based on this weekend’s Apollo Open; we’re all in for some great Rocket League Esports ahead.