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Raidiant Rocket League Crowns Its First Champion In Historic All-Women’s Event

Congratulations to Flashes of Brilliance, the first-ever Raidiant Rocket League Series champion. The Raidiant Rocket League Series, a first-of-its-kind women’s Rocket League event, took place February 26th and 27th at the Verizon 5G Gaming Center in Los Angeles and featured 20 teams from North America and Europe competing for the lion’s share of a $15,000 prize pool. Led by team captain Kira “Kiralina” O’Connor from North Carolina, Flashes of Brilliance was true to their namesake, completing an undefeated run through the event. Over 29,000 concurrent viewers tuned in both Saturday and Sunday, smashing records for competitive Rocket League tournaments.   

“We are incredibly proud to award the inaugural Raidiant Rocket League Series crown to Flashes of Brilliance and grateful to the record number of women’s Rocket League teams from North America and Europe that competed,” said Heather Garozzo, VP of Community and Events and Founder of Raidiant. “This tournament is a continuation of our commitment to creating highly produced tournaments that inspire more women to compete in esports.”

The tournament was sponsored by several brands. Chipotle supported the Match MVP and Tournament MVP segments, giving away thousands of free burritos to fans. Pep Boys served as an organic partner fit for the esports designed around rocket-powered cars. NYX Professional Makeup provided talent makeup, gifted products to each of the tournament’s competitors, and supported various content segments. The athleticwear brand VIRUS International provided teams in need with professional jerseys.

Flashes of Brilliance is comprised of Team Captain Kira “Kiralina” O’Connor, Angelica “Angie” Vilches, and Talynn “Talliebird” Brandon.

(All information was provided by Raidiant)

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