Version1 Rocket League Event Recap: RLCS 2022-2023 Fall Open Top 16 Qualifiers

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Version1 Rocket League defeated Dignitias, Furia, and Complexity in the Top 16 Qualifiers for the first event of the RLCS 2022-2023 season, the Fall Open.

Version1 Rocket League’s RLCS 2022-2023 season began on Friday with the Top 16 Qualifier—in order to qualify directly for the Fall Open, Version1 Rocket League needed to secure three series wins across five potential games. Matches were played consecutively throughout the evening as teams advanced through the event’s Swiss bracket.

Series 1: Version1 vs Dignitas

Version1 started their qualifiers run with an opening series against Dignitas. Game 1 started off slowly, but as the halfway point of the game approached, V1 went on the offensive and BeastMode scored the team’s first goal of the season. Dignitas quickly answered back with a goal of their own, tying the game with just over a minute remaining on the clock. Version1 put in a second goal to take the lead back—the final score was 2-1 in favor of Version1.


In Game 2, Version1 took offensive control early and made a series of aggressive plays. Dignitas replied with several attempts of their own, but after a brief stint on defense, V1 transitioned back towards their opponent’s goal line and BeastMode landed a clean shot to secure a 1-0 lead for Version1. With just a few seconds on the clock, Torment scored a second goal for Version1, and Version1 closed out the game with a 2-0 win.

 

Version1 took control of the opening kickoff in Game 3, and Comm capitalized on the opportunity by finding an early goal. V1 remained defiant on defense, keeping their net clear of any shots from Dignitas. With time running out, Torment and Comm scored two additional goals, and with a Game 3 victory in the books, Version1 emerged from their series against Dignitas with a clean 3-0 win.

Series 2: Version1 vs Furia

V1 faced off against Furia in their second series of the night. The first match went to overtime, and Furia were able to take the win. In the second game of the series, an open net goal for Comm gave Version1 an early lead. Game 2 was a bloodbath, and Version1 scored 6 unanswered goals against Furia before the end of the match.

Version1 maintained their momentum going into Game 3, with BeastMode scoring a swift opening goal. Furia tied the game up, but a perfectly placed shot from BeastMode gave V1 the lead back immediately. Version1 refused to let Furia equalize, and claimed victory in Game 3.

In Game 4, V1 put in a solid effort, but Furia narrowly emerged victorious, sending the series to a Game 5 decider.

 

Both teams played carefully in Game 5, and the game remained scoreless as the final minute of regulation ticked down. With only a few seconds remaining, BeastMode netted the first and only goal of the game, solidifying the series victory for Version1, 3-2.

Series 3: Version1 vs Complexity

 

Version1 faced off against Complexity in their third series of the Top 16 Qualifiers. The opening game went in favor of Complexity, with a potent defense successfully keeping Version1 away from their net. Complexity kept pace, going up 2-0 in Game 2, but Torment answered back with a pair of goals to tie the game. With less than a minute on the clock, BeastMode scored a third goal for Version1—the final score of Game 2 was 3-2 in favor of V1.

Game 3 was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams landing shots in goal, but Complexity took a 4-2 lead. As the game clock entered the final minutes of play, BeastMode and Torment scored two quick goals and sent the match to overtime. However, Complexity found an opening in V1’s defenses and took Game 3.

The scoreless beginning of Game 4 was broken by a clinical flip reset goal from BeastMode. Complexity answered back immediately to tie the game 1-1. Another set of goals from BeastMode gave Version1 a solid lead with little time left on the clock. After scoring yet another goal to cemented the victory, V1 sent the series to their second Game 5 of the night.

In the final game of the series, BeastMode continued to lead the charge for V1, giving his team an early lead. Version1 looked to extend their lead, maintaining a strong offensive presence, running down the clock, and keeping the ball on Complexity’s half of the field. Complexity managed to tie up the game with only a few seconds left on the clock, and the final game of the series went to overtime. Version1 quickly brought the ball towards Complexity’s goal, and a heroic shot from Comm secured the team a series win.

With the 3-2 win over Complexity, Version1’s flawless 3-0 record in the Top 16 Qualifiers secured them a spot in the main event of the Fall Open. The Fall Open will take place next weekend, starting on Friday, October 7th.

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