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The Rocket League Championship Series Season 6 provided a whirlwind weekend of action across the weekend in Las Vegas, as Cloud9 produced one of the upsets of the tournament by eliminating two-time winners Team Dignitas to claim the title.
The weekend was filled with shock eliminations throughout, with NRG being dumped out after defeats by Chiefs eSports, who would gone on to finish fourth overall, and eventual winners Cloud9. The newly crowned champions had a tough time of it in their lower bracket run, having been beaten by We Dem Girlz in their first game. However, Cloud9 would claw their way back to win their first RLCS, having finished in third in the previous two seasons, and took home $200,000 of the prize pool that was on offer.
Cloud9 secured victory in five games, coming out of the blocks early with a narrow 2-1 win over their opponents. Team Dignitas would come back however, producing an impressive defensive display to tie the series at 1-1 with a 2-0 victory in game two. Game three saw Torment apply the pressure on Dignitas, contributing heavily to a sleek 4-1 for Cloud9 to put them ahead in the series once again. From there, Cloud9 displayed pure aggression as they sealed a 3-1 win in game four, and would go on to show further dominance in the next set.
Despite having to rely in an overtime goal in game one, Cloud9 would go on to win games two and three 4-0 and 5-0 respectively, before we saw signs of life from Dignitas in game four to pull one back. However, Dignitas’ hopes were finally dashed by Torment in game five, who’s back to back goals sealed a 2-0 victory and a series win for Cloud9, as well as ridding all hopes of an undefeated tournament for the runners-up.