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The first qualifier of digitec Playground Vol. 8 starts on Saturday with "Rocket League". But first you'll want to know who won the real-life duel between The Punishers and Curly Riders. Here is the resolution.
Instead of playing on a PC or console, we moved our "Rocket League" duel to the skate hall. And instead of controllers, we used remote controls. We used them to send our pimped RC buggies into the race.
Team "The Punishers" consists of Simon Balissat and the e-sport pro Lukas "Zaphare" Jakober. Together with Riyan "Nuke" Alfred, I form the team "Curly Riders". The game is played according to slightly modified "Rocket League" rules. The first team to achieve two victories wins. A round lasts five minutes. If there is a tie, the game continues with the golden goal. This means that the next goal is decisive. You can see how it all went down in the video.
The Real Life "Rocket League" is just a foretaste of the actual event. The digitec Playground Vol. 8 starts this Saturday with the first qualifier . The finals will take place on 16 October 2022 on the Main Stage of HeroFest. The two qualifiers will be held online. You can take part from the comfort of your own home.
Each player may only take part in one of the two tournaments. In the Grümpi, participants can register as teams or individually and are randomly mixed into teams of 3. For the Pro Tournament, only complete teams may register. .
17 September: 1st Qualifier Grümpi
. Registration link
24 September: 2nd Qualifier Grümpi
. Registration link
16 October: Finals of the Pro Tournament and Grümpi at HeroFest .
Also a brand new headset from Logitech G .
Two out of three team members must be residents of either Switzerland or Liechtenstein or have one of the two nationalities. The minimum age is twelve years. Younger players must provide a written consent from a parent with signature.
The Elo Cap or highest ranking of the participants to be allowed to register for the Grümpi is Platinum 3. We take into account the current season as well as the Peak Ranking of the past 2 seasons.
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Being the game and gadget geek that I am, working at digitec and Galaxus makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop – but it does take its toll on my wallet. I enjoy tinkering with my PC in Tim Taylor fashion and talking about games on my podcast http://www.onemorelevel.ch. To satisfy my need for speed, I get on my full suspension mountain bike and set out to find some nice trails. My thirst for culture is quenched by deep conversations over a couple of cold ones at the mostly frustrating games of FC Winterthur.