One of the top esports organisations in the UK, Rix.GG, which operates teams in Rocket League and VALORANT, has announced that it has signed two new casters for the upcoming RLCS Season X – Spring: The Grid EU tournament.
Sam “Cynical” Kirby made his name as a Rocket League player across a number of different rosters across Europe, most notably for Barrage Esports. He is joined by Adam ‘Solarr’ Wright, a Scottish-based Rocket League caster who has experience working on RLCS events in the past.
They join recent signings to the Rix.GG roster Kaypea, a Canadian-based League of Legends streamer, and Darkzone, a Portuguese-based streamer and content creator who is best known for playing games like VALORANT and Warzone.
They will be live over at https://t.co/Op4MazthyY tomorrow! 💪
— RixGG (@RixGG_) March 21, 2021
What Is RLCS Season X – Spring?
Organised by Psyonix, the $90,000 prize pool RLCS Season X – Spring The Grid EU is an esports event based on Rocket League that runs from 22nd March to 13th April.
Sixteen teams will battle it out through an initial group stage and then playoffs to decide who will take home the top prize of $12,000 for the winner.
A number of teams are taking part including Rix.GG’s own Rocket League team of the same name. Other teams competing include Dignitas, Team Singularity, Team Vitality, Team Liquid, Giants Gaming, and WYLDE.
The teams compete in a single league format in the group stage with the top two teams seeded through to the semifinals, the teams finishing 3rd and 4th seeded into the quarterfinals, while the teams finishing 5th and 6th will play the first game of the playoffs to decide who reaches the quarterfinals.
RLCS Season X – Spring Dates
If you have an active interest in Rocket League esports, or perhaps you are someone with an interest in esports betting in the UK, then you may well be interested to know the dates of the RLCS Season X – Spring tournament.
The action in this exciting esports tournament will begin on the 22nd March 2021 at 4.00pm GMT. There will also be other dates for the tournament to be completed and these are the 23rd March, 31st March, 1st April, 12th April and 13th April.
This latter date is when the playoffs are scheduled to begin in the event.
All matches are being streamed live on RixGG_TV for those that have a particular interest in Rocket League-based esports tournaments.
What Will The New Team Members Bring To RixGG?
As one of the newer esports organisations in operation today, Rix.GG was only founded back in 2020, these hires represent a clear move by the company to broaden its appeal to UK esports fans and to also increase its popularity in other parts of the world.
While the signing of the two casters will help improve Rix.GG’s streaming of the RLCS Season X – Spring event, the fact that the company has moved to sign Kaypea shows that it not only has its eyes on expanding its brand outside of the UK and European Union, but also into North America too.
Furthermore, with Kaypea’s expertise lying in the field of League of Legends, this represents a new foray into a well-established esport.
While lagging behind many other countries, the UK is now starting to see an increase in interest in the esports industry from a number of key players and the success of companies like RixGG will be key in moving the industry forward within the UK.