Community Updates: Stateline Showdown Finale & The Upcoming Gauntlet Finals

Stateline Showdown Finale & The Upcoming Gauntlet Finals

Dec 6, 2023

Pioneers fans,
December is in full swing for the Pioneers. The past few weeks have been action-packed. Below are the Pioneers' recent highlights since the last newsletter:

  • Ottawa Braves Esports took First Place at the The Grand Finale of the Statelines Showdown Series

  • Pioneers Rocket League Navigates The Gauntlet Tournament

  • Mark Your Calendars for Midwest Fest, June 7-9, 2024

Stateline Showdown Series Grand Finale Epic Showdown

The Grand Finale of the Stateline Showdown Series unfolded at LEVELUP Arena on November 11, delivering a thrilling showcase of gaming prowess and intense 5v5 Valorant battles.The charged atmosphere saw budding esports stars vie for their place in gaming history, with a $2,500 prize pool heightening the stakes. Teams left nothing on the table, delivering heart-stopping moments and jaw-dropping plays that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. Ultimately, Ottawa Braves Esports took first place and dominated the competition. 

The partnership with the Army National Guard added prestige, underlining their commitment to supporting esports. The substantial prize pool attracted top-tier talent, showcasing esports as a legitimate and competitive domain. Post-event, the gaming community buzzes with excitement, celebrating memorable moments and anticipating the next chapter. The success of the Stateline Showdown Series cements its status in esports, proving that competitive gaming is a global phenomenon captivating millions.

Pioneers Rocket League: The Gauntlet Journey Unfolds

In a captivating journey through The Gauntlet, the Pioneers Rocket League team has navigated a series of triumphs and challenges, delivering excitement and surprises for fans.

Week 1 set the stage with the Pioneers triumphing over PWR  in the Grand Final in a nail-biting 4-2 victory. This momentum carried into Week 2, where they faced The Gospel of Lachie in the Grand Final, falling short with a 2-4 defeat. Undeterred, the Pioneers regrouped for Week 3, facing PWR in the semifinals and experiencing a close 3-4 loss.

Week 4 presented its own challenges as the Pioneers encountered The Brotherhood, resulting in a 1-4 defeat. Over the weekend, the Pioneers navigated Week 5, where they had a strong start in defeating Tsurani 4-0 in Round 1 and The Brotherhood 4-1 in the Quarterfinals. Ultimately, the Pioneers lost 1-4 to The Gospel of Lachie in the Semifinals. 

With eyes on the ultimate prize, the Pioneers look ahead to the Gauntlet Final scheduled between December 9-10. Teams will clash for a share of the $15,000 prize pool, marking the culmination of a season filled with intense battles and remarkable plays. The Pioneers' journey exemplifies the resilience and determination that define their pursuit of success in the 2023-2024 season. Stay tuned for more updates as the Pioneers continue to leave their mark on the Rocket League landscape.

Announcing Midwest Fest 2024

Attention gamers: The second annual Midwest Fest is returning to Kansas City from June 7-9, 2024. Midwest Fest is a two-day event in Kansas City that brings together gaming enthusiasts from across the Midwest for a weekend of fun, competition, and community building. With panels, tournaments, and various other activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Want to be the first to hear more details about what's in store? Check out the event website and subscribe for updates.