After a disappointing season and subsequent relegation from the highest level of Rocket League, the RLCS, Evil Geniuses have opted to release two of their three players. Matthew “Drippay” Den-Kaat is the only player who will remain with the organization. As per the RLCS/RLRS rules, a team has to keep two of the original three players to keep their spot. This means that now-unsigned players Jason “Klassux” Klass and Gabriel “CorruptedG” Valozzi will have to stick together in order to keep their RLRS spot for next season.
“CorruptedG is like a brother to me,” Stephen “Fireworks” Swims-Fuleihan, EG’s Rocket League coach, wrote about the roster update. “I’ve been playing and working with him for nearly 3 years now, since RLCS Season 2. Every moment of it was fantastic, and he’s been such a great player to coach. His calm demeanor and focused drive made him such a great person to be around. Any team would be lucky to have him.”
Fireworks went on to note his admiration of Klassux’s passion and energy. “He deserves to fill that roll [sic] on another strong team, and I’m sure I will see him back in the RLCS in no time.”
Evil Geniuses on the lookout
Drippay, on the other hand, will have to find a team currently in the RLCS who are willing to pick him up as well as sign for Evil Geniuses. Having come over from Australia, Drippay was the first ever international transfer. EG played a big part in making it happen, so it stands to reason they’ll want to keep him. Additionally, he was also by far the best player on the team. He shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a new team already in the RLCS. The questions are either, who has an open spot, or who is willing to replace someone with Drippay?
There are two new teams in the RLCS next season, both of which have no organization yet: The Peeps, and The Birds and the Bees. While it’s happened before that a team dropped a player after recently promoting, it can be seen as a bit of a nasty move. But if you can pick up Drippay for free and sign for a big organization, who could resist that temptation?
The only vacancy that we know of so far is in SpaceStation Gaming, who dropped Matthew “Satthew” Ackermann from their roster after failing to qualify for the RLCS Season 7 World Championship and a disappointing result at DreamHack Dallas. Of course, Season 7 isn’t even over yet, and it’ll be a long time before Season 8 begins. Roster shuffles are bound to happen, and Drippay most likely won’t be struggling to find a new team for the next season of RLCS.