Team Vitality has won the European Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season X by taking down Team BDS 2-0.
While Team Vitality placed second in the regular season, all the spotlight has been on Team BDS, who won eight out of 12 main events this season, including the three majors. Team Vitality often came close to taking them down throughout the season, but out of the twelve meetings, Vitality won just one. Now they have finally taken the championship trophy by beating Team BDS after many failed attempts.
Team Vitality is back on top with their RLCS X European Championship
Team Vitality came into Season X as the favorite. They won the Season 7 world championships, played in the grand final of Season 8 worlds and finished second in Season 9. Their rival, Dignitas, soon proved they were struggling, while at the same time Team BDS stepped up as a new titan.
After suffering 11 losses to Team BDS, Team Vitality finished second in the season. But Vitality’s Victor “Fairy Peak!” Locquet was confident that they were capable of taking the win this time around. After a strong showing in the semifinal against Top Blokes 2-0, Vitality was in good form to snatch the final prize from under Team BDS’ noses.
The first series was immediately a standout in Rocket League history. Team BDS lost their first best-of-7 in a 4-0 sweep. Vitality then moved on to the next series with the momentum from the sweep. Even though they lost the first two matches of the second series, Vitality composed themselves and won the following four to claim the title.
Teammate Fairy Peak remained calm after Vitality’s win, all things considered.
“It’s funny, because when we were eating this morning, we were like, ‘Imagine if we 4-0, 4-0 them’,” Fairy Peak said. “And then after the first 4-0 we were like ‘No way, we’re going to do it?’ And then they woke up. The first two games we had too much confidence and ball chased too much. Then we called the timeout, of course by the god, Mout. He reminded us that we needed to play a bit less offensive and then we 4-0’d again. It’s pretty cool.”
REAL VITALITY IS BACK LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOPP
— Fairy Peak! (@FairyPeak) June 20, 2021
Three-time world champion, Alexandre “Kaydop” Courant. was played in his eighth consecutive grand final this event.
“Eight finals in a row, so I guess I’m not that washed up,” Kaydop said in the post-match interview. “We played really good as a team. But I want to congratulate Team BDS, they have been a great opponent all season. I think it was a good final.”
Vitality can have average tournament runs, but the Frenchmen usually show out in the finals.
“Some pros called us washed,” Fairy Peak said. “They can, of course, but they need to prove it on the field next. And that’s not what happened. If they want to prove they are the best, they cannot choke. It’s the one where you have to play the best. We all played really good.”
The final RLCS X Championship match is between NRG and SpaceStation Gaming for the North American title and will take place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the season’s conclusion on Twitch or YouTube.