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Rocket League: RLCS Week 2 Preview

RLCS Week 2

The Rocket League Championship Series continues this weekend with the second week of league play. League play will be streamed on twitch.tv/rocketleague starting at 3 p.m EST on Saturday.

Rogue player Cameron “Kronovi” Bills’ has a match against his former team G2 Esports for the first time since they kicked him three months ago.

RLCS Week 2 NA Schedule and What to Watch for

Rogue takes on G2 in the first match of the day. This is plenty of tension between Kronovi and his former teammates Jacob “JKnaps” Knapman and Dillon “Rizzo” Rizzo. Now it’s Kro’s chance to clap back and try to beat the org he played for since Season 2. Rogue looked solid in their 3-2 loss to EG and G2 had some shaky moments in their 3-2 win over Spacestation. Considering the emotions involved, there’s potential for sparks to fly in the day’s first series.

Ghost Gaming face defending world champions Cloud9 in the second series of the day. In the three previous seasons, Ghost have never taken down C9. The boys in blue didn’t look unstoppable against Splyce in week one, and they’ll have their hands full against a talented Ghost roster. Will Ghost’s defensive style slow down the offensive juggernaut?

RLCS Week 2
Kronovi – Courtesy of @ZeeboDesigns on Twitter

Spacestation Gaming play Evil Geniuses in NA’s third series. This match up could have massive implications looking ahead to the playoffs. Coming into the season both teams were predicted to be in the mix for a top four spot. Gabe “CorruptedG” Vallozzi looks to build upon his player of the week performance in week one for EG.

Splyce battle NRG Esports in what could be a lopsided contest. NRG are heavily favored despite Splyce’s win over Ghost last week. Upsets have been happening all over the RLCS, but NRG will look to sweep Splyce and keep pace with Cloud9.

G2 will end the day against EG in both teams’ second match of the day. This may be the most evenly matched contest of the day. Evil Geniuses have never beat G2 in league play, but will hope their new signing Matthew “Drippay” Den-Kaat can push them over the top.

RLCS Week 2 EU Schedule and What to Watch for

FC Barcelona begin Sunday’s action against Renault Vitality. Barca took down Dignitas in their first RLCS game and now have their sights set on another EU stalwart. RV looked impressive with their new signing Alexandre “Kaydop” Courant against PSG last week. They aim to keep the winning ways going.

Dignitas continue the weekend with a match against PSG Esports. Dignitas traditionally own PSG, but looked shaky against Barcelona in the week one loss. PSG need to start winning soon to remain in playoff contention. Who will bounce back and pick up their first win of the season?

Triple Trouble challenge Team SoloMid in what should be a tightly-contested series. TSM breezed past mousesports in week one, and Mouz managed to knock off Triple Trouble later that day. TT will hope to prove the Mouz loss was a fluke and that they’re ready to contend for the playoffs. TSM could move to a commanding 2-0 start with a victory.

Mousesports attempt to follow up their week one success against The Bricks. Linus “al0t” Möllergren

RLCS Week 2
Kaydop – Courtesy of @ZeeboDesigns on Twitter

appeared to regain his Season 4 form last week. He has been critical of Francesco “Kuxir97” Cinquemani in the past. Can he continue his run of play against his long time rival?

Dignitas close out the weekend against Renault Vitality in one of the most anticipated matches of the season. Kaydop left Dignitas after one of the most dominant years in Rocket League history. These teams met in the DreamHack Leipzig final where Dig won 4-2. This will be another emotionally charged series between former teammates. Fans will find out if Kaydop made the right decision in joining Vitality.

RLCS Week 2: Grand Series and Oceanic Masters

The Grand Series continue South American play this weekend. Lotus, INTZ eSports and Erodium escaped week one without a loss. Lotus take on Lowkey Esports, INTZ face GFactor Galaxy and Erodium take on Orchid on Sunday. The action will be broadcast on twitch.tv/rocketstreetlive beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

The Gfinity Rocket League Oceanic Masters begins Oceanic league play Saturday at 8 p.m. EST. ICON Esports (formerly Tainted Minds) begin action with series against EmproX and Out of Order. Chiefs Esports Club cap off the stream against EDGE in the last contest of the day. All matches will be streamed on twitch.tv/gfinityau.

NA play will be broadcast on twitch.tv/rocketleague with the preshow beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday. EU’s preshow will begin at 11:30 EST on Sunday on the same channel.

The Rival Series also kicks off this weekend. EU and NA play will be streamed on twitch.tv/rocketleague beginning at 12 p.m. EST.

 

Featured image courtesy of @ZeeboDesigns on Twitter.

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