Having won the META Rocket League competition in 2018, Unley High School from South Australia returned looking to defend their title against Mount Albert College from New Zealand, who made it all the way into the Grand Final in their first year competing in META.
They had worked for this moment for months. After playing through multiple stages of online competition and Regional Finals, they joined the best high school esports teams from Australia and New Zealand at the annual Melbourne Esports Open for the META finals.
The first game of the Best-of-Five series came down to the wire, with Unley High showing some great defensive work to secure a narrow 2-1 victory.
Heading into the second game, Unley got off to a flying start, taking a two-goal lead after just 16 seconds. Mount Albert managed to get one goal back, but the scores just kept coming for Unley.
As the siren went to wrap up game two, the scoreboard displayed a dominant 7-2 victory for Unley High School.
Heading into the last game, Unley looked determined to close out the series. In the end, they finished off Mount Albert with a 4-1 score to secure the META High School Esports Rocket League Championship.
Unley’s ‘delusioN’, who has competed in Rocket League professionally under organisations such as Legacy Esports and SYF Gaming, as well as the Gfinity Elite Series, highlighted the amount of work the team had put in over the year to defend the title.
Impressively, it wasn’t him who topped the scoreboard. Instead, it was his teammate ‘Joshortex’, who starred with 7 goals across the three games and countless assists and saves.
Fellow teammate ‘MudNoodle‘ thanked the teachers and parents who had come to Melbourne to back the team.
“It’s great to know that they are supporting us,” MudNoodle said.
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