Rocket League is a top-tier esport and the teams at Epic Games and Psyonix have created a fantastic competitive scene for their players. There are great Rocket League players at every level of the competitve scene, but there will always be a few that stand out from the pack.
It is nearly impossible to create a list of the best Rocket League players without ruffling a few feathers. I know that I might have missed your personal favourite or choose a player that you don’t agree with. You should know that there were plenty more than 10 players that could have made this list, but these are our 10 best Rocket League players.
1. M0nkey M00n (Team BDS)
Possibly the top player in the game, M0nkey was the best player in the European Rival Series in Season 9 and the Rival Series as a whole. This is now his third year as a Rocket League professional, and he is definitely the glue that holds Team BDS together. It also bears mentioning that this offensive initiator and defensive mastermind is only 18 years old. For someone so young to be dominating the global Rocket League scene is an unbelievable feat and one that I don’t think we will see for a long time.
2. Jstn (NRG Esports)
Jstn is the most mechanically minded player out there and perhaps the top player in terms of consistency of play. This 18 year old is the proud owner of the best goal in the history of the esport and he plays like it.
When I talk about consistency, that isn’t to say that his plays are boring, far from it. If you ever want to get a friend interested in Rocket League esports, I would heartily recommend sending them a compilation of Jstn’s flashy gameplay and goals. If you want a showoff and a fantastic player, make sure you check out Jstn.
3. Alpha54 (Renault Vitality)
Another top European player, Alpha54 is operating on the same level as M0nkey when it comes to offensive play. The only reason he isn’t ranked higher is the defence. He is possibly the best striker in the league. If you want a player who can take a shot on goal from anywhere on the field, Alpha54 is your guy. Sometimes you can only choose speed or precision, with Alpha54, you get both. His use of the standard air roll makes him stick out from the crowd, make sure you check him out.
4. Turbopolsa (NRG Esports/Team Envy)
Turbopolsa is a winner clean and simple. If you want some good Rocket League odds, just bet on the team with Turbopolsa. He isn’t the flashiest player or the most mechanically minded, but he gets wins. He has won RLCS World Titles four times total and despite some rocky play in Season 9, he is back to his confident and dominant self in Season X. He may never have been the best in the world when it comes to flashy moves or deft play, but he will make sure that whatever team he is playing for wins.
5. AztraL (Dignitas/Oxygen Esports)
Absolutely one of the top five best Rocket League players in Europe, his recent poor play has kept him lower on this list than I would like. He was awarded MVP of Season 9 and during his stint with Dignitas he carried them to a first-place finish over Renault Vitality in the Season 9 Regional Championships. The fact that he carried his team to victory over Renault Vitality, widely regarded as the best team at the time, speaks volumes to his ability as a solo player and his willingness to bring his teammates up with him.
6. Extra (AS Monaco/Team BDS)
This slippery Frenchman is the king of the clutch. You can always count on Extra to bring it when it counts and consistently supports his teammates on the field. He had a rocky start to his career after going 0-9 at AS Monaco. Despite the failures on the team, he still shone on the pitch. Everyone else noticed and he was quickly picked up by Team BDS. He is now part of one of the best teams in the league. If you see Team BDS coming, your best chance is to start running and don’t look back.
7. Firstkiller (Rogue)
Firstkiller is a player forged in the battles of the 1v1 competitive scene. His time there has hardened his skin and honed his abilities. He could take on all three players on some lesser teams and still beat them. One of the best North American players on this list, he is the reason for Rogue’s success.
He’s a speedy guy, he is consistently ranked and one of the most frequent users of boost in the league, his ability to get up in the other team’s face is a very intimidating but impressive tactic. Watch out for Firstkiller, I suspect he will be working his way up this list of the best Rocket League players very soon.
8. GarrettG (NRG Esports)
An all-round great player, he has fantastic defensive and offensive capabilities. Where he really shines, however, is his ability to captain a team. His spirit and general likeableness make it hard not to keep him on this list.
For such a relatively new game and esports scene, GarrettG can confidently call himself a Rocket League veteran. He has played in every single RLCS LAN event since the league’s inception and won Season 8’s World Championship. He also holds the number one seed in North America.
9. Fairy Peak! (Renault Vitality)
At age 22, Fairy Peak! is a veteran of the Rocket League competitive circuit. He has competed in the professional Rocket League scene since 2016. His skill has kept Vitality at the top of the ranking for years. Another strong 1v1 player, he uses his skills from the fast-paced nature of the 1v1 tournaments to great effect when it comes to moving around the field. Despite the baggage that comes with being a 1v1 player, he still has the ability to hang back and let his teammates take their turn.
10. Arsenal (Spacestation Gaming)
A consummate entertainer. Arsenal is a fantastic player to watch both on and off the field. His abilities to improve and deal with situations on the fly makes him one of the most creative and dangerous players in the game.
There may be a few better players than Arsenal but they can’t always predict how he will take them on. It takes a lot of skill and expertise in the fundamentals of the game to allow him to adapt so quickly on the field. He may seem a little off kilter but he is possibly the most practiced player on the list.
It is clear that there is one thing that shines above everything else when it comes to the best Rocket League players that we have listed above, mechanical skill. They took the time to master the fundamentals of the game, but anyone can do that, what it took to get on this list was the ability to do something with those skills. Some players dominated the entire field, others were more defensive, some held up their entire team, while others played support roles.