Heading into the second half of April, Minnesota Røkkr and Version1 Rocket League are coming out of an off week, while Version1 VALORANT won’t play official VCT matches until the Challengers Tour Final April 29-May 2.
This week, Røkkr turns the page to Stage III. It competes in Group A and faces familiar faces like Dallas and Toronto and will go up against the Los Angeles Gorillas for the first time. Here are the CDL2021 Stage III groups:
|Group A||Group B|
|Toronto Ultra||OpTic Chicago|
|Dallas Empire||LA Thieves|
|Florida Mutineers||New York Subliners|
|Paris Legion||Seattle Surge|
|Los Angeles Gorillas||London Royal Ravens|
By all accounts, Røkkr performed better than expected in Stage II after mixing up its roster. The team finished 4th in the Major after two nail biting matches, first against Dallas Empire, which it lost and then Chicago OpTic, which Røkkr won after a three piece from Accuracy that stunned the CoD world. Accuracy and Standy earned the team’s stand out performance awards and together the team turned around its Hardpoint in Stage II. Look for the team to balance things out across the board in Stage III.
The matches. Røkkr’s first match of Stage 3 is scheduled for 3:30pm CT on Saturday, April 24 against the Florida Mutineers who recently added Havok to their roster in place of Slacked.
Where to watch. Tune in to the Røkkr YouTube before Røkkr’s matches to catch an exclusive pre-show with MiDNiTE and stick around for the match. The stream goes live about 15 minutes before Røkkr matches begin; follow us on social media for up-to-the-minute scheduling news. CDL start times tend to flex slightly day of so be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel and turn on notifications so you don’t miss any future league coverage or team content!
VERSION1 ROCKET LEAGUE
V1RL hopes to finish strong as Spring Split winds down. The team is currently seeded 11th in RLCS NA and 21st in the world. While the team has had impressive moments, there is no doubt it’s not finishing the Spring Split as well as it expected to.
The matches. We’re starting things off early this week with The Grid. We play three times Monday and need to perform top caliber in order to come back on Tuesday for the Grid Playoff which determines our seed for the Regional later this week (April 22-25). Regardless of how we play during The Grid or in the Regional, it’s likely V1 wraps up its season this week. In an announcement made Thursday, Psyonix revised the format of it’s the championship. Instead of crowing a worldwide champion in 2021, there will be regional winners. Read more here.
|RLCS X North America|
|Monday||5:00pm CT||V1 vs. Charlotte Phoenix|
|6:00pm CT||V1 vs. La Familiar|
|7:00pm CT||V1 vs. Oxygen Esports|
|Day 0: Thursday||TBD||TBD|
|Day 1: Friday||TBD||TBD|
|Day 2: Saturday||TBD||TBD|
|Day 3: Sunday||TBD||TBD|
Where to watch. Day 0 isn’t broadcast by the league, so we’re bringing V1’s first two matches to you on the Version1 Twitch with SUP3RSON1K and Lawler.
Days 1-3. While we are guaranteed to play Friday, moving on to Saturday and Sunday is up to V1. To play Saturday, we need to finish in the top 4 of 5 teams in our group; V1 will play each of its four group teams Thursday and Friday. V1 and Minnesota sports radio station KFAN100.3, are partnering on an exclusive Regionals co-stream, via the Power Trip Twitch this weekend. The co-stream will cover all V1 games, so follow along with hosts Zach Halverson a producer at KFAN and Dillon Pomeroy, the marketing coordinator at Version1.
As usual, keep your eyes trained on our social media, where we will share updates on match schedules, results and awesome plays from V1RL action this week.