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Vatira breaks multiple RLCS records as Karmine Corp win Winter Major

Vatira breaks multiple RLCS records as Karmine Corp win Winter Major
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Jack Marsh

Published 

11th Apr 2023 16:44

The Rocket League Championship Series continues to prove why it's one of the most competitive esports in the industry, as the Winter Major threw up yet another brand-new winner.

Karmine Corp put on a scintillating performance in San Diego to be crowned champions, joining Gen.G, Moist Esports, G2 Esports, and Team BDS as the collection of major winners.

While a team has never managed to win two majors, the first player to achieve this feat has emerged, as Axel "Vatira" Touret has smashed a string of Rocket League esports records. 

Vatira becomes the first player to win multiple RLCS Major LANs

Following the reinvention of the Rocket League esports circuit in Season X, and a return to LAN in the 2021-22 season, Vatira has now become the first player to win two RLCS LAN Majors.

The first came as Moist Esports won the RLCS Winter Split Major 21-22 in London, and Karmine Corp's recent 22-23 Major victory takes his tally to two. 

The accolade does omit the World Championships from the 2021-22 season, which isn't technically a major, meaning the BDS team doesn't qualify. 

Vatira also joins Alexandre "Kaydop" Courant, Pierre "Turbopolsa" Silfver, Jos "ViolentPanda" van Meurs, Evan "M0nkey M00n" Rogez, and Alex "Extra" Paoli in being the only players to win multiple RLCS LANs in total.

Vatira becomes the first player to win all four RLCS MVP titles

Although the young Frenchman joins the prestigious Rocket League royalty in the LAN department, he now stands on his own as the only player to win all four MVP awards available to players.

Having won the Winter Major MVP and Offensive MVP with Karmine's latest win, he's added this to the pre-existing Defensive MVP award and Regional MVP award which he earned during his time at Moist.

Having proclaimed himself as the greatest player in the world, on many occasions, it seems Vatira really has put his money where his mouth is.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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