A few days before the world becomes captivated by humans playing soccer, the world became captivated by humans playing soccer with rocket-powered cars.
Team Dignitas, the international eSports team owned by the 76ers, won the Rocket League Championship Series, and the $100,000 that comes with it, in dramatic fashion as announcers and CEO alike went absolutely bonkers.
Locked at three games apiece in a seven-game series, Team Dignitas allowed a goal after time had expired in regulation to send the game to overtime, only to hammer home the game-winning goal just seconds into OT.
Crazy last-second goal to send the Rocket League Championship Series into overtime
The announcers went bonkers over this buzzer-beater in Game 7 of the Rocket League Championship Series final.Posted by SportsCenter on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
In the clip above, the broadcaster goes wild as JSTN of NRG eSports keeps the ball alive by not allowing it to touch the ground after time expires and scores a beauty of a goal to send the game into OT.
Below, in a longer clip, you can see Team Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville watch his team take the lead with four seconds left, allow the game-tying goal after time expired and then win the game in OT.
Pierre Silfver, aka Turbopolsa, became the first three-time world champion with the win and if LeBron James doesn’t want to join the Sixers for that reason, maybe Kevin Durant will.
If you dig the videos above, be sure to check out Season 2 of the Universal Open, presented by Brisk, a 2-vs.-2 Rocket League Tournament, with a prize pool of $100,000. Qualifiers are going on right now with registration still open. The tournament will culminate with the Grand Finals on Aug. 24-26 with coverage on the NBC family of networks.