Search and Destroy wins championships, or so some say. For the Minnesota RØKKR, they most likely hope that’s the case this season.
After the primary week of the 2021 Name of Obligation League, the RØKKR are 1-1 with their win coming towards the reigning CDL champions, the Dallas Empire. The most important story of all, although, is perhaps the crew’s uncanny potential to win Search and Destroy.
Minnesota went 3-0 in Search and Destroy towards the Empire and the Los Angeles Thieves within the first week of the 2021 CDL common season. And should you embrace their win over the Toronto Extremely within the preseason Kickoff Basic, the RØKKR maintain a flawless 5-0 file within the recreation mode this 12 months.
However there is not any large secret to Minnesota’s success, in accordance with one of many crew’s key gamers, Connect.
“Truthfully, it is simply the gamers we now have on the crew, as a result of our strats aren’t something loopy—simply form of the fundamental strats,” Connect instructed Dot Esports. “However we simply know what to do in these center rounds, methods to play our clutch eventualities, and work collectively as a crew.”
Whereas RØKKR’s teamwork and communication have labored nicely in Search and Destroy, they have not figured it out in Hardpoint. They misplaced all 4 Hardpoint maps in week one they usually equally misplaced each Hardpoints to the Extremely within the preseason.
Connect is not too involved about their HP woes, nonetheless.
“We’re identical to one or two hills away—we’re form of making careless, senseless errors which are a quite simple repair,” Connect mentioned. “If we simply get one hill or two hills extra on every map, we’d be completely frying groups. We now have quite a lot of alternatives to win the sport and utterly dominate in it. However we’re simply not benefiting from when we now have that good map positioning and that good maintain on a hill… However as soon as we get that down, we will be feeling actual good.”
Minnesota has three alternatives to enhance in Hardpoint in the course of the Super Week. Though they want the L.A. Thieves to lose to safe first place in Group A, an ideal week would no less than guarantee a spot within the winners bracket for the league’s first Main.
The RØKKR’s first match of the Tremendous Week, a conflict towards the Seattle Surge, is about to start at 5pm CT on Feb. 23.