*Odds taken 09/08/19
Rocket League currently has a lot of incredible teams, and Cloud9 is one of them. However, it is a little perplexing to see them listed as the favorites to win, even though the margin is essentially non-existent. The last event they won was DreamHack Dallas in the start of June, but since then we’ve observed them fall short on a few occasions. In the RLCS Season 7 Finalsthey were clean swept 4-0 by Renault Vitality in the semifinals.
Following that, PSG Esports ousted in DreamHack Valencia’s quarterfinals them. Cloud9 has turned out to be one of the best North American clubs and they certainly have a possibility of winning Rocket League Summit 1. However, with them oddly recorded because the favorites, you can easily find better value elsewhere.
One of these teams is none apart from fellow North American team. Following Dreamhack Valencia, Fireburner retired after almost four decades of playing for NRG. He is a tricky guy to replace but NRG stuffed their vacancy with a enormous celebrity from Europe. They signed up the Planet Earth Champion in Turbopolsa, that was formerly part of the incredibly dominant Dignitas of 2018.
This is going to be the very first event that we’ll see NRG with Turbopolsa about the roster. Alongside JSTN and GarrettG, there’s no shortage of talent and goal scoring ability. In fact, there is probably no roster as gifted as this one. If each of the stars can get together then it may be a rather impressive introduction for the newest look NRG.
The Bricks are a very interesting case. Going back into RLCS Season 7 Europe, The Bricks frustrated with a 7th place finish which saw them relegated into the Promotion Playoffs. They barely re-qualifed for RLCS Season 8 by defeating Veloce Esports 4-3. This team appeared to be a base team in Europe that had to bite and claw their way back in the RLCS. Dreamhack Valencia rolled around. The Bricks made it all of the way into the semifinals by racking up wins over the likes of FC Barcelona, Dignitas and also Veloce Esports.
They’d end up losing to the eventual winners of this tournament at PSG Esports, but their run showed a great deal of improvement. At the end of July, The Bricks also conquer top four European group Triple Trouble on their way to winning the Rival Esports Summer Open. They’re definitely still huge underdogs, but they may be able to make the most of teams sorting through their own roster swaps.
Groups: NRG (+350)
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