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Rocket League tournament listen-in featured a pro player’s wild conspiracy theory

Published: 15/Aug/2019 0:47 Updated: 15/Aug/2019 1:13

by Alan Bernal

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Rocket League fans tuning into Adam ‘Lawler’ Thornton’s weekly tournament The Brawl got an earful of a wild conspiracy theory from a pro player while the ball was live.

While Rocket League’s big esport events have been steadily climbing in viewerships, Lawler heads up a popular 10-week tournament with the help of other notable figures and players in the scene.

The moment happened during The Brawl’s Week 2 of competitive play on July 26, but was thrust back into the spotlight a few weeks later by the LiveStreamFails subreddit on August 14.

DreamhackRonaky had a wild idea that needed to be said during a Rocket League tournament.

During the quarterfinals, the stream took a peek into the comms that were taking place with the team of FC Barcelona’s Aldin ‘Ronaky’ Hodzic’s which consisted of himself, Francesco ‘kuxir97’ Cinquemani, and Pierre ‘Turbopolsa’ Silfver.

The ensuing conversation was neither about Rocket League or anything else viewers and teammates were expecting to hear during the day’s competition.

“I think the moon has melted your brain,” Ronaky told his teammate after the squad let in another goal to go down 1-4 in the match.

Zeebo FlickrRonaky stunned his teammate’s during Week 2 of The Brawl.

After audible confusion came out of the team, Ronaky attempted to clear up his thought process by explaining a deep and complex “conspiracy theory.”

“The moon is getting warmed by the Sun, right?” Ronaky continued. “And the moon is like a rock, or like iron? So technically, we’re on a grill.”

The theory didn’t stop there, as his teammates were at this point really interested in exactly where Ronaky was going with this train of thought.

“You know the crafting material in Minecraft, iron, right? It gets warmer,” Ronaky continued. “The rock is warming us because we’re like on a grill. So we’re basically a salad with like, errm, 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.”

After that his teammate asked how the theory could possibly evolve from that point, wondering if the next conclusion would be that the earth would evolve to a tree in 50 years but Ronaky had a logical conclusion to wrap up: “No, it’s a pizza because it’s flat. It’s a salad pizza.”

Whether you’re a fan of Rocket League or conspiracy theories, the clip has great content for both. Ronaky and his team eventually made it to the finals of that week, losing 1-4 to Team Alpha54.

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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.

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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.