Statement Regarding HEYGRL Qualification Tournament

Statement Regarding HEYGRL Qualification Tournament

These are the facts of the matter: Gamestah scheduled a Qualification tournament for the GRL on 21 January 2017 at 10am AEDT. 19 teams registered for the event as scheduled.

However, at the event’s start, 11 out of the 19 teams that signed up failed to appear. As a result the event was cancelled.

GRL was, at its inception, an off-season event, intended to give teams an opportunity to compete in a unique structure, while the scene’s “main” events were in hiatus. For this reason, Gamestah contacted admins at Rocket League Oceania, ESL and the team behind the Sennheiser-sponsored events, to ensure that our scheduling did not clash with other events.

The window to achieve this is very tight and has now closed. With ThrowdownTV’s season starting, we understand that RLO and ESL events have been moved to Saturdays and it appears there are no free weekends in the near future that will permit Gamestah to run another qualifying event.

For this reason, Season 2 of GRL will be indefinitely postponed. Any prize donations we have received will be returned.

We would like to extend our thanks to the teams that registered for the Qualification tournament and that made the effort to appear on the day, as well as the nine invited teams that had committed to the League. We apologise for the unfortunate disappointments of the cancellation of the Qualification tournament and the postponement of the League.