The European Invitational started yesterday putting together all the TOP teams of Europe. The Esportia teams, Barça esports and RCDeSports, ended the first round with different results.
The European Invitational is a tournament organized by John “Johnnyboi_i” MacDonald, a prominent personality in the Rocket League community.
The tournament is formed by 11 invited teams – all 10 teams of the RLCS (Rocket league Championship Series) and 1 special guest from the Middle East, SandRock Gaming – plus 5 qualified RLRS teams, 16 participants in total.
After a very complicated and tight first match, Barça esports ended up losing 1-3 against Veloce esports.
The culés had a better start, kicking strong and hard on the first set, but the english team made its comeback winning the following 3 matches.
However, Barça esports has two more opportunities to qualify for the next round.
The next step is to beat Servette Geneva today at 8pm (https://www.twitch.tv/johnnyboi_i). This is expected to be an easier match for the blaugranas.
For RCD Espanyol things went differently, the pericos had to face Triple Trouble for the third time in 3 weeks, managing their 3rd victory in a row against the former Barça player, Bluey.
RCDeSports went to overtime after starting with 3-2 in the first set. Triple Trouble managed to win the next two sets but Espanyol wouldn’t let them have it and imposed a 3-2 in the 5th set, gaining the Group D leadership.
The pericos are only one victory away to get their pass for the next round
and they will go for it next Tuesday, march 10th against Reciprocity, an RLCS team that will not go easy on them.