Community Updates: QT Pioneers Decals Have Arrived & 1st Place iRacing

Community Updates: QT Pioneers Decals Have Arrived & 1st Place iRacing

Feb 14, 2024

Pioneers fans,
Happy Valentine's Day! In the spirit of the holiday, the Pioneers are loving everything that February has had in store so far. Below are the Pioneers' recent highlights since the last newsletter:

  • Launched New QuikTrip Pioneers Rocket League Decals 

  • QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming Advance in RLCS Season

  • eNASCAR 2024 Series Kicks off with a Bang; Wyatt Tinsely is Undefeated

  • Register for the Stateline Showdown Series Online Valorant Tournament

  • Midwest Fest Tickets Now Available for Purchase

New QuikTrip Pioneers Decals Now Available in Rocket League 

In a thrilling development for Rocket League enthusiasts, the QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming decals have officially hit the Rocket League store, marking a significant chapter in our rebranding journey and partnership with QuikTrip. As the curtain rises on the latest Rocket League Championship Series season, these exclusive decals redefine our visual identity and encapsulate the dynamic fusion of team spirit and brand collaboration. Joining the elite ranks of 31 teams with available decals this year, the QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming collection offers a standout opportunity for players and fans to flaunt their support with a touch of distinctive style. Head to the Rocket League store today and gear up to make a bold statement as we dive into this electrifying season!

QuikTrip Pioneers Rocket League Triumphs: A Journey Through the Oceania Open Qualifiers 1 & 2

In an electrifying series of competitions, the QuikTrip Pioneers' Rocket League team showcased exceptional skill and determination in the Oceania Open Qualifier 1. The action-packed event kicked off with the Double Elimination Stage on January 27-28, where the Pioneers made a resounding impact by securing 2nd place.

As one of the top 16 teams advancing to the Swiss Stage on February 2, the Pioneers demonstrated unwavering expertise. In the initial round, they faced off against they whomst cooketh and claimed victory with a decisive 3-0. Momentum carried into subsequent rounds as the QuikTrip Pioneers triumphed over team Titi Kaka, and Kaka's Minions, securing hard-fought 3-0 victories in each match. And, in a pivotal match against Long Red Cordial, the Pioneers showcased their prowess with a 3-1 victory.

The momentum carried into the subsequent rounds as the Pioneers engaged in a fierce battle against Ground Zero in the Playoffs, emerging victorious with a 4-2 win in the quarterfinals. The semifinals brought another nail-biting matchup against Kaka's Minions, where the Pioneers secured a hard-fought 4-3 triumph, securing their spot in the grand finals.

In the grand finals, the QuikTrip Pioneers faced off against team PWR and fought valiantly but ultimately fell short, with PWR securing a 4-1 victory. Despite the outcome, the Pioneers' journey through the Oceania Open Qualifier 1 showcased their expertise and determination, leaving fans excited for their future endeavors.

The QuikTrip Pioneers are now competing in the Oceania Open Qualifier 2 which is currently underway between February 10-18. The team has not lost a game in this round of competition, having dominated both Reborn Titans and they whomst cooketh 3-0. Due to their success, the team will advance to the Top 16 to compete in the next stages of the competition on February 16 in hopes of advancing to the Playoffs taking place between February 17-18. 

Join us in congratulating the QuikTrip Pioneers on their outstanding performance and stay tuned for more thrilling Rocket League action!

Get Ready for a Valorant Showdown: February 24, Stateline Showdown Series!

Calling all Valorant warriors and tactical masterminds! The Pioneers, in collaboration with LEVELUP Arena and proudly presented by the Army National Guard, are thrilled to announce the first online tournament of the Stateline Showdown Series, featuring an adrenaline-pumping Valorant competition on February 24.

Gear up for intense 5v5 battles in a single-elimination bracket, where only the most strategic teams will emerge victorious. With a maximum capacity of 32 teams, this tournament is your chance to showcase your Valorant skills.

How to Enter: Ready to accept the challenge? Gather your squad and register for the FREE event here. Don't miss the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the region, and remember, it's not just about the glory – there's a $500 prize pool up for grabs!

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your Valorant journey, this tournament is the perfect platform to test your skills and forge unforgettable gaming moments. Seize the opportunity, register your team, and let the games begin!

Wyatt Tinsely Shines in First iRacing Series of the Season 

QuikTrip Pioneers eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers Wyatt Tinsley and Graham Bowlin, showcased their skills in the virtual realm, securing impressive placements in the competition held on February 13. Wyatt Tinsley claimed an outstanding 1st place, solidifying his dominance on the track, while Graham Bowlin secured a commendable 34th place among the 40 drivers in the season's opening event at the virtual Daytona International Speedway. To watch the replay of Wyatt securing the 1st place position, click here. Two weeks ago, Wyatt also took 1st place at the exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway. Tinsley secured victories in both his heat race and the main event that evening, capping off the Daytona sweep for the season with Tuesday's triumph. As Wyatt and Graham gear up for the next challenge at the virtual Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 27 at 7:00 pm CST, be sure to tune in to NASCAR's  TwitchYouTube, or Facebook channels to witness the competition unfold.

Midwest Fest 2024: Your Ticket to the Ultimate Gaming Celebration!

Attention gamers, creators, and enthusiasts of the Midwest! Tickets for Midwest Fest 2024 are now available for purchase. Get ready for a multi-day extravaganza celebrating the talents of our vibrant community – a grand stage for gamers, creators, and artists alike. Midwest Fest promises an unforgettable experience with thrilling competitions, valuable insights from industry experts, and so much more!

Whether you're a seasoned competitor, a passionate creator, or just eager to soak in the gaming vibes, Midwest Fest has something for everyone. Choose from various badge options, including General Admission, VIP, Creator, and Staff badges. Plus, if you're eager to be part of the behind-the-scenes magic, volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in joining the event staff.

Don't miss your chance to be part of the Midwest's premier gaming celebration! Head over to Midwest Fest's official website for all the details and to secure your spot at this epic gathering at Hy-Vee Arena from June 7-9. Let's make Midwest Fest 2024 a gaming experience to remember!