Today marks a day in Rocket League history, as the RLCS championship team Northern Gaming (NG) closes its doors on their competitive team. However, the owners did speak other to esports teams to find the star players a new home.
Northern Gaming’s Run in Rocket League
It was a short show for team Northern Gaming after assembling a world-class team for the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). After a decent start in season one, the team lost a player to Flipside Tactics. Remaining players Remco “Remkoe” den Boer and Nicolai “Maestro” Bang continued to work towards first place, which was within reach. In season two, NG scored a third place finish in the Championship Series. Finally, the dynamic duo ended up at RLCS in season three with Maestro unable to attend the competition. This led to the addition of Pierre “Turbopalosa” Silfver and David “Deevo” Morrow to take the other slots as players for NG.
Season three ended on a fantastic note with Northern Gaming as the new RLCS Champions. The team finally had their glory, but it was short-lived as the story ended with NG closing its Rocket League division and transferring its players to another team.
“Today, we are announcing that the team has been transferred over to another organization where we believe they will have more opportunity, and ultimately can grow more as individuals. While we continue to grow Northern Gaming every day, and are always looking for the right opportunities to bring investors and strategic partners into our family. We are not the same as the powerhouse organizations of North America and Europe who have been around since the earliest days of eSports…
…We felt it was best to not hold them back from the fantastic opportunities that have presented themselves since they won RLCS S3.”
For a while, the public wasn’t given information about where the Rocket League Champions would end up. It is now public knowledge that Maestro, Remkoe, and Deevo are the pioneers for Team Envyus’ Rocket League team. This group is no stranger to esports since they already have competitive CS:GO, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and Overwatch teams.
As stated by Mike Rufail, CEO of Team Envyus:
“We’re very thankful for the opportunity to expand our organization into Rocket League with the best roster on the planet. With all the great things Rocket League brings to esports. We hope our fans are excited to support these guys in their continued success. We also think we can help accelerate the growth of Rocket League as a competitive title in the future.”
Furthermore, it is also known that “Turbopolsa” will not be a substitute player for the team.
Team Envyus opening the doors to Rocket League is sure to deliver in tournaments, but what do you think? Let us know on Discord.
Until next time.
Images belong to Northern Gaming and Team Envyus respectively.