Henrieta | 4. July 2022

Moist Esports claim Rocket League Spring Major 

Yesterday, Rocket League has crowned Moist Esports as its new champions! Following the defeat of Team Flacons in the RLCS 2022 Spring Major Grand Final, the European trio, also formerly known as Team Queso, have won their first Major trophy under the new banner. 

By winning the tournament, Moist Esports earned $90,000 in prize money on their home ground in London’s Copper Box Arena, along with 801 RLCS circuit points — enough to make them leaders of European rankings. The team already previously qualified for the RLCS 2021-22 World Championship, where they start in the group stage with the world’s best Rocket League teams. 

Moist Esports splendid Spring Major lower bracket run

Joe “Joyo” Young, Finlay “rise.” Ferguson and Axel “vatira” Touret showed an incredible run at this Spring Major, getting to the top through the lower bracket. They started their run with a clear win against OG, however, the following loss against Vesrion1 sent them straight into the lower bracket. 

Here Moist Esports reminded the fans of their Winter Major run back in March, where they, still as Team Queso, swept through the lower bracket to face G2 Esports in the Grand Final. Although they finished second back then, this time they completed the comeback. 

On their way through the Spring Major lower bracket, Moist Esports overwhelmed Pioneers, Team Liquid, Spacestation and Karmine Corp before getting their revenge and eliminating Version1 in the lower bracket final. 

Bracket reset followed by a 4-0 sweep in Grand Finals 

In the Grand Final against Saudi Arabian Team Falcons, Moist forced a bracket reset following a 4-3 victory in the first set. The second set saw Falcons crumble under the pressure and let their opponents take all four maps. 

Moist’s Joyo was decorated with the overall MVP, while his teammate from France received the defensive MVP honors. The offensive MVP went to Falcons’ Ahmad “Ahmad” Abdullah.

Spring Major full standings

Naturally, the competition had its own share of upsets and highlights, most notably the performances of Falcons, who got so tightly close to securing the first-ever Major Rocket League win for a minor region. Version1 too showed a solid performance before getting eliminated by the new champions, while the favourites of the event BDS and Endpoint finished early.

Here are the full RLCS 2021-22 Spring Major standings:

  • 1. Moist Esports
  • 2. Team Falcons 
  • 3. Vesion1
  • 4. Karmine Corp
  • 5th-6th: Spacestation Gaming, FURIA Esports
  • 7th-8th: Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming
  • 9th-12th: Pioneers, FaZe Clan, Team Secret, G2 Esports
  • 13th-16th: Team BDS, Gaimin Gladiators, PWR, Endpoint CeX 

The RLCS 2021-22 World Championship is scheduled to take place from August 8-14 in Fort Worth, Texas. The event, which will feature a $2,085,000 prize pool, will crown this season’s Champions from among the 24 world’s top Rocket League teams.

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