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Rocket League team asks Psyonix to kick players before RLCS qualifier

Published: 13/Apr/2020 5:12

by Andrew Amos

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Spanish football team RCD Espanyol asked Psyonix to kick their former roster from the Rocket League Rival Series (RLRS) and give the slot back to the organization, after the players left the team hours before the playoffs.

The end of Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 9 has been marred with controversy across regions.

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Two players from Oceania’s Team Esper were banned for match fixing, and now, during the promotion tournament for Season 10, an organization has put out an impassioned plea to Psyonix to stop their former players from participating in the competition’s qualifiers.

Just hours ahead of the RLCS Season 10 qualifiers, RCD Espanyol announced they were pulling out of Rocket League, leaving their players orgless for the tournament.

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However, the Spanish football team pleaded to Psyonix to not allow them to play, instead giving the slot back to the organization.

“When the players, often inexperienced, don’t act with the principles they are expected to have, it must be the publisher [Psyonix] who puts on the board that, above all, there are values, principles, and ethics that everyone should have and respect,” said Laurea Folch, the former Head of Digital Strategy at RCD Espanyol.

“Under no circumstances should [the] gamers that have represented RCD Espanyol de Barcelona in the RLRS play the promotional tournament for the RLCS tomorrow.”

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A former employee of RCD Espanyol asked Psyonix to stop the team’s former players from participating in the RLCS Season 10 promotion tournament.

Endpoint’s Nelson ‘Virtuoso’ Lasko came out in defense of the former RCD Espanyol players. He mentioned that the players’ contracts ran out days before RLRS, and described RCD as a “dodgy org” after negotiations with his own squad fell flat.

“They were dodgy when offering us [a contract],” he said. “Tox signed the contract while he is 16 and RCD didn’t even ask his parents to co sign which meant that his contract was not legally binding.”

He also opened up on why he thinks Espanyol would want to keep their slot, speculating that the Spanish organization doesn’t want players to play under their banner that don’t represent them. “On the broadcast, they will still play with Espanyol, which is why this is an issue with RCD,” he added.

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Endpoint’s Virtuoso came out in support of the ex-RCD Espanyol players.

The former RCD Espanyol team ended up playing in the RLCS Season 10 qualifiers under a new banner, Stonkers.

However, they failed to qualify after losing back-to-back games to Solary and Endpoint in the promotion tournament. They will retain their slot in the RLRS as a core, after RCD Espanyol announced their departure from Rocket League entirely.

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The organization cited a lack of “stable growth” for clubs who play in the Psyonix-developed game. They will instead be focusing on FIFA, and revitalizing their “digital strategy” for the coming years.

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How to get Fortnite’s free Rocket League cosmetics

Published: 27/Sep/2020 16:34

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite has teamed up with Rocket League for a massive ‘Llama-Rama’ crossover event and players can earn some brand new cosmetics for the battle royale title. Here’s everything you’ll need to know.

Epic Games announced that the Llama-Rama event would be crossing over with Fortnite on September 26, in celebration of Rocket League becoming a free-to-play title.

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Along with the new event, it was revealed this highly-anticipated crossover would allow players to pick up exclusive rewards for both titles by completing some in-game challenges.

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Fortnite players can unlock Rocket League themed cosmetic items – but there’s a twist!

Many Fortnite players will be looking to claim these new cosmetic items, however, the tasks needed to unlock them can only be completed in Rocket League.

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The Rocket League challenges, which have already been revealed, are fairly straightforward, with one task simply requiring you to “play an online match” to earn a Fortnite reward.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to earn each of these Rocket League rewards.

How to claim Rocket League rewards in Fortnite

  1. Download Rocket League for free, if you don’t have it already.
  2. You’ll then need to load up the game and complete each of the Rocket League tasks, which can be found below.
  3. After completing the challenges, you’ll simply need to log into Fortnite.
  4. From there, you should be able to find the Rocket League-themed items in your Locker.

As your Epic Games account is connected to both Rocket League and Fortnite, it will register the challenges automatically, meaning you won’t have to manually claim the items after each task.

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How to complete Rocket League’s Fortnite challenges

  • Play an online match in any playlist.
  • Win one online match in casual with the Llama Antenna.
  • Get 5 goals, saves, or assists with the Llama Topper.
  • Win 5 online matches in any playlist with the Llama Decal.
  • Get MVP in any online match with the Llama Wheels.

Once you finish each of these challenges, you should have access to all the new cosmetics in Fortnite, which include a new Contrail, Backbling, Emote, and more.

Although these items can only be unlocked in Rocket League, Fortnite is also celebrating its third birthday and players can earn even more rewards from the Birthday Bash challenges.