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Rocket League caster can’t stop laughing after terrible tournament fail

Published: 9/Mar/2020 16:26

by Jacob Hale


A Rocket League caster lost all composure while commentating in a tournament, as he was unable to stop laughing after a truly shocking fail prevented a goal from being scored.

Rocket League is consistently one of the stronger esports from a viewership and audience-engagement perspective, often reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers for major tournaments.

The fast, simple gameplay is enough for anyone to understand and get hooked on, but sometimes things just aren’t as easy as they seem. This was evidenced when a player missed an easy goal in a tournament — and one of the casters just couldn’t hold back his laughter.

Enjoying the pure humiliation and terrible luck of Steffie in the Bubble League Invitational, Daniel ‘DannyBoyATM’ Knight was absolutely wheezing at a miss that could have put Steffie’s SaD team even further in the lead.

With a rebound off the goalpost, Steffie had a very simple jump shot that should have just ricocheted into the goal, but instead, they mistimed it and sent the ball flying into the air, ready for an opposing defender to fly up and regain possession.

After about 20 seconds of unreplicable wheezing and laughing coming from Knight, his co-caster managed to formulate the words that he was unable to, saying: “Steffie, what a wonderful shot but unfortunately off the post and missed it.”

Finally managing to calm down slightly, DannyBoy simply asked: “What do you mean unfortunate?!” clearly implying that it might not have been misfortune that contributed to the miss.

Although the opposition started to mount a comeback, Steffie managed to score to finish the game with a 3-2 win, rectifying their earlier mistake — one that they might not live down for a while.

Even if their teammates forget about it, we’re not sure DannyBoy will for a very long time.

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Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Rocket League Season 1 is underway, but many players felt like Tournament Challenges were too difficult. Fortunately, Psyonix responded quickly and made them easier.

Rocket League has developed in leaps and bounds since it’s release back in 2015. The player-base has increased exponentially since the game became free-to-play, and the competitive scene is alive and well.

Rocket League’s fun and unique gameplay are what draws players in. However, Psyonix has always been pro-active and implemented player feedback into the game, which keeps them coming back.

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It’s hard to find a game that mixes genres as well as Rocket League.

Still, that process has to start somewhere, and it often happens when enough players voice their opinions on social media. In recent weeks, Psyonix has been rocked with a wave of concerns about two Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges. 

The first one is the Stage 2 Challenge ‘Make It To The Quarter Finals In 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments’. The consensus was that this was too difficult, at least for most casual players.

“Can we talk about the Season Challenges Stage 2 task which requires us to make it to Quarter Finals 4 times?” wrote one player. “I think it’s not okay to tie this to performance and making it to quarterfinals.” 

“This ruins the fun for me, and since it’s a free challenge, we NEED to perform it,” he added. It was one of several threads on the issue. However, it was upvoted more than 150 times and sparked a discussion with 100 comments.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
Rocket League tournaments are arguably the game’s most intense mode.

The second one is the Stage 3 Challenge ‘Get 200 Assists in Online Matches.’ Again, players felt like this was too difficult to achieve. But this time, it was more about how long it took to do.

“I don’t think it’s possible for me to get 200 assists,” said one player, who called for a petition to remove it. “It took me half the season to get 40. I’m sure [there are] people also in the same boat. I guess I just think it’s [a] ridiculous number to hit in half a season.”

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
Assists in Rocket League are almost as important as goals.

Fortunately, Psyonix heard and have already responded. “After seeing your feedback over the last few weeks about some of the Season 1 Challenges, we’ve decided to make two changes,” they said.

The first challenge has now been changed to ‘Play in 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments.’ This means players only need to compete in four tournaments rather than make four quarter-finals.

The second challenge has also been changed to ‘Get 50 Assists in Online Matches.’ That means the number of assists has been decreased from 200 down to 50, which takes a quarter of the time to do.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
Psyonix have already made two of the Rocket League Season 1 Challenges easier.

“These changes are live now,” they said. “If you don’t see them live in your game just yet, please restart and they should appear as intended.”

Rocket League players are thrilled with the changes. But perhaps more importantly, they’re content knowing that Psyonix always seems to have their back in the end, although it can take a bit of time.