Watch These Ridiculously Good Rocket League Players Go 1-on-1

Prepare to feel bad about your skills.

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Rocket League is a simple game to understand and play--it's soccer with cars. But, like with real sports, there are subtleties to it that offer players ways to be truly exceptional, something that's amply demonstrated in the video below.

The video (shared on Twitter by Sony's Nick Suttner) shows a 1-on-1 match between two exceptional players, Gambit and Kronovi. Unfortunately, the audio is somewhat out of sync with the video (which is blamed on the PS4's streaming app), but it's not bad enough to detract from the masterful display of skill. There's a sequence of aerial hits and saves at around the 4:48 mark, in particular, that blew my mind.

If you're under the impression that you're good at Rocket League and want to continue to think so, you may want to avoid watching. Otherwise, it's definitely worth a look--you may be able to pick up some tricks, though I personally can't imagine being able to pull off some of these shots or juggle the ball so effectively. You can also check out our new video with some tips on getting better at the game.

Rocket League launched last week on PC and PS4. PlayStation Plus members can download the PS4 version for free this month, and it's proven to be wildly popular so far--its concurrent player record sits at 155,000 players, with 3 million players across both systems. Server issues marred the game's launch, something that developer Psyonix has attributed in part to the strong response. The game's first premium DLC is on the way later this month, with free DLC maps also coming to the game along with other new content to make amends for the server problems.

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I still believe the red one was more skilled. maybe 3 or 4 blue goals were just luck.

NOTE: I'm not the red player lol.

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None of that seems out of reach for my skill level but the aeriels, which although better than mine, I've seen some aeriels that put these guys to shame. You all see the floor is lava gif? It's not aeriels andnot the thing I'm talking about but he does a great job of juggling.

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Realized about half way through he was driving backwards a significant portion of the game and still pulling crazy shots and saves. Thats crazy.

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This game looks ridiculously fun.

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@anderswhk: it is

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@Chaos_Dante_456 said:

@anderswhk: it is

I literally bought it on Steam 5 minutes after watching this, and played it for almost 4 hours straight. Only issue, as with most multiplayer team based games, is that once you leave the rookie ranks, you will run into the abusive players who do nothing but tell their team mates how bad they are. That's obviously not the games fault.

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@anderswhk: u are very right here about the abusive players. But I think u can mute them tho!

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that skill if you play this game then you know its not that simple to pull some of this stuff off really impressive.

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It just looks like a bunch of people dicking around to me.

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I've seen Kronovi go 1v4 against unfair bots and put them to shame.

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Thats f***ing insane, pretty sure me and the people I was playing with yesturday against 1 of these dudes would get our a**es kicked 4 on 1. "Gotta stop making mistakes" ---> 0_0 What mistakes!?

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@timmyp1982: Translation: They suck, I'm better, but excuses, excuses, excuses.

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I'm seriously gonna get this game, looks like heaps of fun, which is rare these days.

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@HAZCHEM88: It's still free for PS+ members and its a ton of fun, especially if you can get a large group of friends together, but it's still fun solo with a group of random people.

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@xanatos357: I love the cross-platform playing too!

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Would have to play to realize how good they were.

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@Pr0ving4Gr0undz: that was my guess because that doesn't look like much to me.

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@GraveUypo: Its pretty impressive. Its really hard to have any control of the ball for a beginner. Never played a 1-1, but on 3-3 Im lucky to hit the ball, let alone in a direction I want it to go.

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I think this game still has much more to tell

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meh, they're good but I've seen much better play and much more awesome plays in the 3v3 scene

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@thearcticsloth: Ok, Debbie Downer.

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@ahpuck: lol

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Edited By JGPLOSEQ

I am mostly envious of their Lagless game...

This game is from the worse when you Lag :

First: You can't drive straight with a ping over 170

Second: The Ball collides with the walls and cars before touching them when above 200.

Third: When Ping Above 250 some times you see that you hit the ball but in reality you don't.

Fourth: When ping above 270 sometimes you pass through the ball without colliding with it...

I also have proof of these....

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@jgploseq: Thats why its good to show the ping of other players, all multiplayer games should take note.

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@jgploseq: Yeah, it can be bad at times. One thing you should do, if you aren't already - make sure to select the closest region to you. I've found that cutting out the other three has helped with lag.

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@MrBlondeX: Yeap the best ever I have joined was at around 140 - 144 ping... It has to do with my Internet Service Provider however so I don't complain about the servers... I am just envious of lagless - smooth play ( that I can only experience against bots which gets boring after some time)...
Here comes the proof :

First and Second: (can be found in both videos but explained in the first)

https://youtu.be/FFfYyW2ZLoU


Third and Fourth:

https://youtu.be/3nJrzc1w5Oo?t=104

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That was awesome...also, ROCKET LEAGUE!!!

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Lol! They are good, I'll give em that. When they can hit someone in the Visor with a Frag Grenade on Sidewinder from a Cliff while they run away on the ground/ice area, Then We'll Talk.

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@acharis_frost: yea that's oddly specific bud

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