The final tournament of the 9-week long Gamers8 Esports Festival was one hell of a watch for fans! The Rocket League tournament wrapped up the 9-week festival with a weekend of unforgettable action.

From August 24th-27th the world’s best Rocket League teams featuring the likes of Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, Optic Gaming and G2 Esports went head-to-head in the battle for the mega $2million prize pool.


Worthy Winners


Version 1 proved to be very worthy winners after dispatching everyone who stood in their way. The Version 1 team consisted of Robert “comm” Kyser, Landon “BeastMode” Konerman, Daniel “Daniel” Piecenski, and their coach Jayson “Fireburner” Nunez.

Version 1 barely made it through the group stages after losing in the Winners Final 3-1 against Rule One they had to face off against Team Liquid in the Losers Final who they managed to beat 3-2.

Their first knockout stage match was against Oxygen Esports who battled hard but ultimately, they didn’t have enough, losing 4-3 to Version 1. Version 1 followed this hard fought victory up with a 4-2 victory against Team Falcons and onto the final it was.

The final saw Version 1 match up against a familiar opponent in Rule One, the team who bested Version 1 in the Group Stage Winners Final 3-1. With their previous history fans were expecting this best-of-seven series to go the distance but it did quite the opposite. Version 1 came out with a vengeance beating Rule One 4-1 in dominating fashion.

Version 1 claimed a huge $500,000 share of the $2million with second place Rule One taking home $300,000 and third/fourth place Team BDS & Team Falcons taking home $200,000 each.

On top of securing the trophy and the title, Version 1’s player Beastmode was also awarded the ‘Most Valuable Player’ [MVP] award of the tournament.

Likewise, Version 1 members Daniel and Comm were featured number one and three, respectively, in the Merit Awards for the ‘Most Demos’ at the Rocket League 2023 Gamers8 event.


That’s a Wrap


That’s all for this years Gamers8 Festival, we’ve seen some of the best esports action in the history of esports and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Gamers8 2024 Festival.

As always, for more information regarding this tournament and the rest of the festival head to the Gamers8 website and make sure to check out the number of stories about the festival published here on The Gamers Echo.