Best Rocket League Players in 2024

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Published: May 28, 2024 - Last Updated: Jun 7, 2024

Since its beginning back in 2015, Rocket League has become more and more popular in the esports scene, featuring the best Rocket League players. Naturally, as prize pools have grown, so have the opportunities for players to cement themselves in the history of Rocket League esports.

Today we’ll be taking a look at the top 10 best Rocket League Players in the world based on earnings. Read on as we dive right in!

10 Best Rocket League Players

Who are the best Rocket League players? We use two methods to ascertain who the best Rocket League player is.

First, we go by our own expertise and estimate of player’s relative strength compared to to others. We take into account both player performance individually, as a team, as well as their performance in the most recent five sanctioned Rocket League esports events.

Second, we go by  esports earnings as a way to discern the top 10 in Rocket League. Overall, the logic follows that prestigious events have larger prize pools, where performing well at these events consistently is the key means to gather esports earnings. Considering this, the top players typically have the highest earnings, we’ve referenced statistics available on the RLCS Liquipedia page.

Take a look at the top Rocket League players below:

RankPlayer TagTeam
1ZenTeam Vitality
2VatiraKarmine Corp
3AtowKarmine Corp
4SeikooGentle Mates Alpine
5M0nkeyM00nTeam BDS
6DanielG2 Stride
7Alpha54Team Vitality
8RiseKarmine Corp
9BeastmodeG2 Stride
10FirstkillerGen.G Mobil1 Racing

Using RLCS Liquipedia and EsportsEarnings reports, we come up with the following rankings:

RankPlayer TagEarnings
1M0nkey M00n $700,715
2JKnaps$567,722
3GarrettG$545,735
4Alpha54$540,132
5Chicago$537,976
6Kaydop$534,597
7Seikoo$509,854
8jstn.$497,701
9SquishyMuffinz$496,310
10Extra$466,084

10. FirstKiller ( Gen.G Mobil1 Racing)

Firstkiller Rocket League
Credit: Adela Sznajder | Blast.tv

Jason “FirstKiller” Corral joined Gen.G Mobil1 Racing at the tail end of 2023, after a productive sting with FaZe Clan. Already conisdered a veteran on the scene, he consistently demonstrates an ability to perform under pressure. This season, Gen.G and G2 Stride will define North America on the global stage, and FirstKiller definitely wants to be a part of this story.

9. Beastmode (G2 Stride)

Beastmode G2
Image Credit: Michal Konkol | Blast.tv

Beastmode consistently rises through the Rocket League ranks with incredible consistency. G2 Stride welcomed Beastmode at the start of the 2024 season, and the move is already paying dividends. Together with Daniel (also on this list) they seek to make G2 Esports the next big name in competitive Rocket League.

8. Rise (Karmine Corp)

Rise RL KC
Credit: Adela Sznajder | Blast.TV

You will find three Karmine Corp players on our list, and Finlay “Rise” Ferguson comes in the “lowest”. He is one of several youngsters seeking to cement a RL Esports legacy this year and secure the World Championship. KCorp have built a team just for that this season, and Rise. might finally break his runner-up curse and win a final.

7. Alpha54 (Team Vitality)

Best Rocket League Players in 2023
Image Credits: Team Vitality

Joining this hall of fame, Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois formed part of the dominant Team Vitality team which were crowned winners of the 2023 RLCS World Championship. In addition, “Alpha54” helped the team secure the RLCS 2022-23 Spring Split Major earlier in the season.

He kicked off 2024 with a 3/4th place finish at the Copenhagen Major and is still one of the best players out there.  Overall, this looks like it’s only the beginning for this Team Vitality veteran who has been loyal to the roster since 2020.

6. Daniel (G2 Stride)

Daniel G2 RL
Credit: Michal Konkol | Blast.tv

Daniel was the first Supersonic Legend and already known for high-level game sense. One of the best young talents in Rocket League, he is still making his name and building his legacy. This season with G2 Stride, he finally seeks to earn himself a trophy at an S-tier event to match his earnings from that one Gamers8 outing with a big trophy.

5. M0nkey M00n (Team BDS)

best rocket league player 2022 monkey moon
Image Credits: BDS Team

Following a stellar season last year at the highest level of competition, Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez was our number one spot of the best Rocket League players. This year he stays close to the top, but with Team BDS performing poorly in the first part of the season, he drops down to the 5th spot.

Team BDS’s 2022 roster formed in 2020 and was arguably one of the best Rocket League teams of all time. During the 2022 season, M0nkey M00n led his teammates, to a second-place finish at both the RLCS Spring Split Major and the RLCS World Championship.

Naturally, his most significant achievement was winning the RLCS 2021-22 World Championship, apart from claiming several European Championships. Without a doubt, hes in contention to be one of the best Rocket League players of all time.

4. Seikoo (Gentle Mates Alpine)

10 Best Rocket League Players
Image Credits: Psyonix

Competing since 2020, Enzo “Seikoo” Grondein is a renowned Rocket League veteran best known for his time spent on Team BDS to win the World Championship. Furthermore, during the 2023 season, he had the opportunity to compete at Gamers8 and rack up quite the prize purse.

Following a bittersweet second-place finish at the RLCS 2022-23 World Championship, the veteran has parted ways with Team BDS and now finds himself on Gentle Mates Alpine.

This “new” super team already won the Copenhagen Major and we have big expectations from Seikoo this year. He might just make it all the way to the top soon.

3. Atow. (Karmine Corp)

Atow KC RL
Credit: ESL / Adela Sznajder

Here is one player high in our rankings due to subjective reasons. Much of what he does is unseen and not quantifiable. Alex “Atow” Tow joining Karmine Corp is supposed to create the next European Rocket League dynasty. The move from Team Liquid over to Karmine Corp is a bid to finally break the glass ceiling keeping him in the top four but never at the summit. Given 2024 is a true test for KCs new super team, we have big expectations from Atow moving forward.

2. Vatira (Karmine Corp)

KC Vatira
Credits: ESL / Adela Sznajder

Vatira (Axel Touret) has cemented his place as one of the most elite players in Rocket League. His incredible mechanical skills and game sense are part of plenty highlight reels and iconic players. His impact on Karmine Corp’s success cannot be overstated, with numerous top finishes and major tournament victories to his name.

1. Zen (Team Vitality)

Vitality Zen RL
Image Credits: Team Vitality

Widely regarded as one of the most talented and mechanically gifted RL players, Amine “Zen” Bensalem comes at the top of our rankings. His tenure with Team Vitality has been marked by dominant performances

Conclusions

Tournament performance, team standings and prize pools are not the most accurate way to determine who the best is, but are some of the more objective means of doing so. Notably though, as prize pools continue to grow in the scene, who knows if earnings will be a good estimate of the best players.

While we’re sure everyone has their own subjective opinion as to which players are the best Rocket League players, it’s clear that the level of competition has jumped upwards in the past few years making it difficult to pick out one player in particular.

Filip Kicurovski

Since: November 6, 2019

Filip is a former competitive athlete in Counter-Strike 1.6, and an esports researcher at the Central China Normal University, based in Wuhan. Filip is a wealth of knowledge about all facets of the esports ecosystem.

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