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Rocket League caster sees the future with incredible goal prediction

Published: 18/Aug/2019 23:35 Updated: 8/Nov/2020 12:37

by Brent Koepp

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During day two of the Rocket League Summit, two teams were hashing it out in a 3v3 All-Star game when one of the casters made one of the craziest goal predictions you’ll ever hear.

The Rocket League Summit is Beyond The Summit’s first ever event involving the rocket-powered cars, and took place between August 16-18.

One of the casters made a shocking goal prediction during a 3v3 All-Star game between the Baguette Boys (Kaydop, Rizzo, Kuxir97) and the Muffin Men (Squishy Muffinz, jstn & Kronovi) and it ended up coming true, right down to the wire.

The caster’s incredibly accurate prediction

During the August 17 broadcast, Muffin Men were leading with a score of 2-0 against the Muffin Men when one of the casters asked “So Liefx, when is the goal happening?”

“Uh, it’s around, like… I’ll tell you, right, hang on,” the analyst replied. “Go on, give us a time on the clock,” another broadcaster replied.

“Okay, it’s gonna be like, it’s gonna be a really bad goal. Around 3:37 [on the match clock], I think. 3:37, it’s gonna be a pretty bad goal for either team, I don’t know who.”

Twitch: btsrocketleagueThe prediction happened during a match between the Muffin Men and Baguette Boys.

Tensions heated up as the two teams tried and failed multiple times to score a goal, coming incredibly close but never netting it.

It looked as though the prediction wouldn’t come true, as the ball bounced around the arena, hitting the top of the goal and being saved by opponents just before going in.

Suddenly, jstn managed to hit the ball into the opposing goal with the tip of his car right at the 3:37 mark as predicted.

The casters went wild. “LISTEN! LISTEN! LISTEN TO ME!” the one who made the prediction shouted over the cheers and laughter of the others. “I TOLD YOU! 3:37!”

It’s not the only strange occurrence in Rocket League recently 

While the caster’s prediction was spookily on-point, it wasn’t the only weird thing to happen during a Rocket League match recently. 

FC Barcelona player Aldin ‘Ronaky’ Hodzic was in the midst of a match at The Brawl Week 2 with Francesco ‘kuxir97’ Cinquemani, and Pierre ‘Turbopolsa’ Silfver on July 26 when he detailed a shocking conspiracy theory he’d thought up.

“I think the moon has melted your brain,” Ronaky said after the squad let a goal in. “The moon is getting warmed by the sun, right?” he continued after his team were audibly confused by his statement. “And the moon is like a rock, or like iron. So technically, we’re on a grill.”

“You know the crafting material in Minecraft, iron, right? It gets warmer,” Ronaky explained. “The rock is warming us because we’re like on a grill. So we’re basically a salad with like, uh, water and stuff. It’s actually a conspiracy theory I’m working on. I’ve thought about it for at least five hours now. It’s gonna evolve.”

Rocket League first gained traction when it was included in Sony’s PlayStation Plus lineup in July 2015. Since then, it’s become a hit in the pro scene, with multiple tournaments being held every year.

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Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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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.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.