The RLCS 2021-22 Spring Major was a rollercoaster of a ride, with the finale, Championship Sunday, setting the bar high for future events. Our non-stop coverage from Day 1 brought you the best moments from each day of the Spring Major.
And now we’re here again to bring you the best from Championship Sunday. The London crowd lived up to its hype, and the Copper Box Arena was full of chants and cheers that roared throughout the city.
RLCS 2021-22 Spring Major Championship Sunday
The four teams that made it to Championship Sunday after four days of the best competitive Rocket League matches played were Version1 (NA), Team Falcons (MENA), Karmine Corp (EU), and Moist Esports (EU).
Version1, the EU Slayers, looked unstoppable with their dominant performance throughout the Spring Major. However, Comm’s toxicity, trash-talk, and abuses hurled toward other players made him public enemy #1. And the team had no support from the European crowd.
Meanwhile, the team from MENA making a historic run had the backing of everyone at the Copper Box Arena. Team Falcons were the crowd’s sweethearts, and everyone put faith in them to bring down the big bad North American bullies.
The Loudest In The Room Are The Weakest
Comm’s abuses and trash talk hurled towards Endpoint CeX on the first day of the Spring Major did not sit well with the Rocket League community. Furthermore, Comm continued to play the villain and encouraged the crowd to go against them on Day 4 of the Major.
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But when the time came to step up and perform, the loudest in the room turned out to be the weakest. Version1 was outclassed, outshot, and outperformed in every way possible by the talented and dedicated MENA team, Team Falcons.
Version1 didn’t leave any stone unturned in their efforts to win the series and put up a commendable defensive performance. But the offensive pressure from Team Falcons forced Version1 to spend most of the time in their games on their half of the pitch.
And Team Falcons continued making history by defeating Version1 and knocking them down to the lower bracket, where the EU Slayers would meet the continents avengers, Moist Esports.
The Graceless Fall Of Version1
Version1 looked mentally defeated and couldn’t shake off their loss to Team Falcons in time. Furthermore, to add insult to injury, Moist Esports used Version1’s demolition-heavy playstyle against them to hammer the last nail into the coffin.
The #2 European team coming off an impressive victory against Karmine Corp in the lower bracket, had all the momentum, energy, and ferocity they needed to send Version1 running back home. And they did it with confidence, style, and dominance.
Moist Esports won the series 4-0 against Version1, sweeping the loudmouths back home. The crowd appropriately booed Version1 off stage after their embarrassing defeat. The European team secured their spot in the Grand Finals against Team Falcons.
And Version1 learned a big lesson in humbleness and humility on Championship Sunday of the RLCS 2021-22 Spring Major.
Team Falcons v.s Moist Esports, A Grand Final Of Epic Proportions
The MENA team that had yet to bleed was clashing against the European hotshots who made the miracle lower bracket run in two consecutive RLCS Majors. Both carry their region on their shoulders and are fan favorites and the crowd’s darlings.
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In a classic matchup of an unstoppable force v.s an immovable object, the Grand Finals had the crowds cheering and rooting for both teams. You could hear a thunderous “LET’S GO FALCONS!” followed by an equally loud and booming “LET’S GET WET!” chant from the audience at the Copper Box Arena.
And the fans wanted nothing more than to see both teams compete against each other in as many matches as possible.
The Bracket Reset
Moist Esports managed to push to match point in game 4 of the first best of 7 series against Team Falcons. However, Team Falcons weren’t going to easily roll over and let Moist Esports force the bracket reset.
Both the teams performed exceptionally well, and we witnessed high-octane, mechanical, and fast games. The back and forth between the teams led the series to Champions Field in Game 7.
A theatrical and nail-biting game 7 had the crowd and fans watching from home on their feet. But we all know what happens when you take Moist Esports to game 7. They just don’t lose.
Moist Esports forced a bracket reset against Team Falcons and were one step away from the title of Spring Major Champions. They were in the exact same position at the Winter Major in Los Angeles and failed to bring down G2 Esports following the bracket reset.
Would history repeat itself? Or could Moist Esports shoot down the high-flying Falcons once more?
Moist Esports Win The Spring Major
Sadly, the short but intense break following the bracket reset did not help Team Falcons regain their mental composure. They looked shaky and scared, their nerves getting the better of them. And Team Falcons couldn’t regain their form and composure.
With a decisive 4-0 sweep in the second best of 7 series, Moist Esports defeated Team Falcons, who placed a respectable second in their first international tournament with their full roster.
The ecstatic and energetic crowd poured all their energy and love to cheer for the Spring Major Champions, Rise, Joyo, and Vatira.
While Rocket League Esports will be on a short break until the RLCS World Championship in August, the teams will get back to their grind and work towards putting up yet another excellent show for us.