Community Updates: Pioneers Shine at Planet Comicon with Stateline Showdown Series

Community Updates: Pioneers Shine at Planet Comicon with Stateline Showdown Series

Mar 20, 2024

Pioneers fans,
March is an exciting time for the Pioneers. Stateside, the Pioneers participated in our first Planet Comicon, bringing the Stateline Showdown Series to thousands of attendees. Our iRacing pros also had a strong performance at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Expanding internationally, the QuikTrip Pioneers Rocket League team is gearing up for RLCS in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the top 16 global teams will compete. Below are the Pioneers' recent highlights since the last newsletter:

  • Pioneers Shine at Planet Comicon with Stateline Showdown Series

  • QuikTrip Pioneers Excitement Builds for RLCS Major in Copenhagen 

  • QuikTrip Pioneers take on Atlanta Motor Speedway

  • Grab Your QuikTrip Pioneers Decals for RLCS

Pioneers Shine at Planet Comicon with Stateline Showdown Series

Planet Comicon Kansas City witnessed an extraordinary spectacle as the Pioneers lit up the event by bringing an unparalleled blend of gaming excitement and community engagement. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the convention, the Pioneers left an unforgettable mark with dynamic activities and tournaments, all part of the Stateline Showdown Series sponsored by the Army National Guard and hosted by the Pioneers and LEVELUP Arena.

With over 83,000 visitors flocking to the event on Saturday alone, Planet Comicon buzzed with energy and excitement, creating an unforgettable atmosphere of camaraderie and celebration. The presence of the Pioneers added an extra layer of excitement to the festivities, leaving attendees and fans alike with cherished memories.

The weekend kicked off with a bang as the Pioneers hosted a Smash Ultimate competition, drawing in participants from all corners of the convention. Gaming enthusiasts showcased their skills and battled it out for supremacy, adding to the electrifying atmosphere of the event. A special shout out to Wisdom, who won the tournament and took home an impressive trophy.

In addition to the planned competitions, attendees were treated to an array of gaming delights. From intense battles in Mario Kart, Tekken, and Street Fighter to friendly competitions in Mario Golf and Super Smash Bros, there was no shortage of excitement throughout the day.

Sunday marked the pinnacle of excitement with the Rocket League competition, where the University of Kansas Rocket League team emerged triumphant, capturing the hearts of fans with their stellar performance.

As the curtains close on Planet Comicon 2024, the Pioneers are grateful to all who joined them in this exhilarating journey. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and events as the Pioneers continue to make waves in the gaming community. Join us in the adventure, and let's make every moment legendary!

QuikTrip Pioneers Excitement Builds for RLCS Major in Copenhagen

Following their impressive performance in the Oceania Open Qualifier 3, the QuikTrip Pioneers are gearing up for an exhilarating showdown at the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Major in Copenhagen, Denmark. Scheduled to take place between March 28 and March 31, RLCS promises to be a thrilling event, with the QuikTrip Pioneers among the top 16 global teams competing for a remarkable $255,000 prize pool.

The tournament format is set to ignite intense competition, with the Swiss Stage kicking off the action from March 28-30. In this stage, 16 teams will battle it out in a best-of-5 format, with the top 8 teams advancing to the Playoffs. The Playoffs, scheduled for March 30-31, will feature a Single Elimination Bracket, where all matches will be contested in a best-of-7 format, promising high-stakes clashes and nail-biting moments.

As the QuikTrip Pioneers prepare to embark on this thrilling journey, their first match awaits against G2 Esports, the #1 seed Rocket League team in North America. With anticipation building and excitement reaching fever pitch, fans can expect nothing short of electrifying performances from the QuikTrip Pioneers as they strive to make their mark on the global stage.

Stay tuned for more updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights as the QuikTrip Pioneers edge closer to game day. The countdown to RLCS Major in Copenhagen has begun, and the QuikTrip Pioneers are ready to showcase their skill and determination on the grandest stage of them all. Let's rally behind our champions and cheer them on to victory!

iRacing x Atlanta Motor Speedway 

Wyatt Tinsley and Graham Bowlin, the Pioneers eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers, placed 11th and 27th on March 12 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. So far, Tinsley is ranked 4th, and Bowlin is ranked 30th among the top 40 iRacing drivers in this season's competition. Their combined rank puts the Pioneers in 6th place of the 20 teams competing this season. 

For fans who missed the race, click here to watch the event replay. The pros' next race will be held at the virtual Richmond Raceway on March 26, at 6:50 pm CST. Tune in to NASCAR's TwitchYouTube, or Facebook channels to watch the competition. 

Grab Your QuikTrip Pioneers Decals for RLCS

The Rocket League store now features QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming decals, marking a significant milestone in our rebranding journey and partnership with QuikTrip. As we gear up for the latest Rocket League Championship Series season, these exclusive decals redefine our visual identity, capturing the dynamic fusion of team spirit and brand collaboration. Among 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 advance through this electrifying season!