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The opening day of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) London Major kicked off on Thursday, June 20, with all 16 teams playing their opening two matches of the Swiss Stage.

Team BDS, G2 Stride and Team Vitality entered the second Major of the 2024 RLCS season as the favourites with esports betting sites and they didn’t let their followers down, as they all claimed dominant round one victories.

All but one of the favourites won their round one clashes, with only Oxygen Esports losing to PWR in a 3-1 (2-1, 3-1, 2-0, 5-4) upset in the first match of the tournament.

Heading into the second round of series, G2 Stride drew the easiest match-up in the winners’ bracket, as they took on PWR and thrashed the Oceania squad 3-0 (6-0, 5-1, 3-2), maintaining their perfect record after a 3-0 (1-0, 3-2, 3-1) win in round one.

Team Vitality clashed with Gen.G and were forced to play all five maps before claiming a gritty 3-2 (5-0, 2-1, 1-3, 1-3, 1-0) win to remain undefeated on the opening day.

Joining G2 and Vitality in the round three winners’ bracket will be Team Falcons and FURIA, who bested Team BDS and Gentle Mates in their respective clashes in round two.

The winners of each of the two round three winners’ bracket series will qualify for the playoffs, earning themselves the rest of the day off to prepare for Saturday’s quarterfinals.

On the other end of the spectrum, Twisted Minds, Chieds Esports Club, Gaimin Gladiators and Team Mobula will play for their tournament lives on day two, following back-to-back losses on the opening day, with a third loss resulting in elimination from the London Major.

The RLCS London Major will resume at 2pm BST on Friday.

Friday’s round three matches

  • Gen.G (-147.06) vs Oxygen Esports (+106) @ 2pm BST
  • PWR (+344) vs Spacestation Gaming (-588.24) @ 2pm BST
  • Team BDS (-526.32) vs OG (+317) @ 3pm BST
  • Gentle Mates (-454.55) vs Team Secret (+284) @ 3pm BST
  • Chiefs Esports Club (-204.08) vs Gaimin Gladiators (+145) @ 4pm BST
  • Twisted Minds (-526.32) vs Team Mobula (+317) @ 4pm BST
  • G2 Stride (-217.39) vs Team Falcons (+153) @ 5pm BST
  • Team Vitality (-238.1) vs FURIA (+166) @ 5pm BST

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