Since the kickoff of Rocket League Esports, the European crowds have brought massive energy and personality and raised the bar of entertainment at every event held in Europe. At the same time, the North American crowds have had a bad reputation.
They often lack the energy to create an electric atmosphere, lack creativity in chants, and now have shown poor sportsmanship by walking out before the conclusion of the Rocket League World Championship 2021-22 Grand Finals.
North American Crowd Disappoints Rocket League Fans
When the European Team BDS began dominating the crowd favorites G2 Esports, fans and attendees of the Rocket League World Championship 2021-22 at Dickies Arena started leaving before the conclusion of the Grand Finals.
This poor sportsmanship led to a tiny portion of the crowd left behind to celebrate and show respect to the winners, Team BDS.
In a similar situation in Season 8 of the Rocket League World Championship, the crowd favorites Renault Vitality lost against the North American NRG. And the European crowd didn’t walk out. They stayed and celebrated NRG’s victory, making their win even more spectacular.
JSTN, one of the players to lift the championship trophy in Season 8, spoke up against the poor showing by the North American crowd.
And JSTN isn’t the only professional player speaking out against the NA crowds. Many professional players, casters, analysts, and fans are vocal about how bad the North American crowds are time and time again.
Even after North America has hosted multiple Rocket League Esports LAN events, the crowds haven’t improved. In fact, they continue to lower the bar after the most recent walkout during Championship Grand Finals.
And this isn’t the last time we’ll see poor sportsmanship and lack of energy from the North American crowds. But we can hope that Rocket League starts hosting more events in Europe, South America, and other parts of the world where the crowd knows how to put on the show.