A standard competitiveĀ Rocket League team has three players, but sometimes it only takes one to slam the ball into the goal, even past all three opposing players.

During yesterdayā€™s Rocket League regional championships, Garrett ā€œGarrettGā€ Gordon took the game into his own hands. In quick succession Gordon beat one, two, three defenders on his way to the Evil Geniusesā€™ goal, getting a solo point and crushing the opponentsā€™ very soul in the process.

This golazo is another in a long list of perfect examples for why Rocket League is so compelling to watch at the highest level. Controls in the game are very basic: drive, brake, turn, hydraulics (hop), boost. What players have managed to do with those tools is incredible.

The way GarrettG goes over the top of one player and around another is cool, but itā€™s the last defender he beats that makes it awesome. He gets right up on the goal and then a short tap for forward motion, following it up with a boost and course correction to get around the defenderā€™s right-hand side.

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Every time I think Iā€™ve seen it all in Rocket League, the pros surprise me.

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