Tyler Wilde: Tournament time
Rocket League’s Tournament mode will have a brief beta next week, and I was happy to confirm that the new single-elimination tourneys will be customizable—which means Snow Day tournaments. Our readers, and probably also Psyonix, would be forgiven if they were tired of me harping about Snow Day, but here’s my point of view: I’m getting alright at it. Not great, but alright, and that’s coming at the expense of my ability in the regular Soccar mode. The puck moves differently than the ball, and so I’ve trained myself to move differently, which means that when I tried my hand at ranked Soccar recently I mostly got yelled at by my teammates for sucking. So I gave up and retreated back to unranked rocket hockey, where opponents and teammates sometimes quit so easily that I can be the only constant in a match.
Tournaments aren’t quite the same as proper ranked play, but it’s at least a structured way to compete where it feels like…