Watch: Ahead of the RLCS, we took on Team Vitality’s FreaKii in a 1v1 Rocket League match at the Gfinity Arena
- We played one of the world’s top Rocket League players inside the Gfinity Arena
- FreaKii and Team Vitality were crowned the Gfinity Elite Series champions
- Now they will compete at the Season Five RLCS World Championships in London
If you’ve ever played Rocket League, a game about playing football with rocket-powered cars, you’ll know even the basic such as hitting the ball can be very difficult at first.
Mail Esports reporters Matt Porter and myself are both seasoned Rocket League players and decided to test ourselves against an elite player. That player, was Gfinity Elite Series champion Sandro ‘FreaKii’ Holzwarth from Team Vitality.
Soon, Freakii will move on to stiffer competition as he takes on the best teams from around the globe in the Season Five RLCS World Championship finals in London‘s Copperbox Arena. Before that though, he had a warm up game against us.
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We took on professional Rocket League player FreaKii (of Team Vitality) in a couple of matches
Team Vitality are the Gfinity Elite Series champions and will compete in the RLCS in London
Both us and FreaKii began playing the game at the same time, seeing as none of had played Rocket League’s awkwardly named predecessor: Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
Most of Rocket League’s first pro players had been avid players of SARPBC, meaning FreaKii had to make up a lot of ground. Initially he only bought the game because he saw a few of his friends were playing it on Steam.
However, it didn’t take FreaKii long to get to grips with the game and by season two of the RLCS, he was reaching the higher stages of the qualifiers. That was when he realised that he could go pro and after we had one game against against, we realised that we never could.
With just a minute left, I found myself 9-0 down without a single shot and certianly little hope. However, FreaKii figuratively and literally took his foot off the gas and I was able to capitalise with two fluky goals – still it was mathematically impossible for me to comeback.
FreaKii added one more to make the final score 10-2 and then ensured there were no lapses in concentration against Matt, recording an 11-0 victory.
Fortunately, FreaKii gave us his top tips for improving at the game; we certainly need them. Unfortunately, he says there’s no magic formula: ‘You just have to keep playing, it’s one of those games where if you have a lot of play time, at some point your level of play will just go up.
‘There are a lot of trainer packs you can download from the Steam workshop to get better at certain mechanics too, I’d recommend doing that.’
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