Renault Vitality consolidates its Rocket League legacy by securing vice-champions’ title the Rocket League European Championship Season 9

Renault Vitality keeps proving its consistency at the top professional level, making its way to the final of an international competition for the fifth time in a row.

Paris, 30th March, 2020: Leading global esports organisation, Team Vitality and Group Renault are delighted to see Renault Vitality come up second in the Rocket League European Championship Season 9. Victor "Fairy Peak!" Locquet, Alexandre "Kaydop" Courant and Yanis "Alpha54" Champenois finished off a dominating 8-1 regular season with a well-fought final against Dignitas, who lifted the trophy.

The Frenchmen secured a podium finish earlier this Sunday after beating FC Barcelona 4:1 in the semi final, but fell short 2:4 in the last game of the day, outclassed by their rivals Dignitas. Renault Vitality’s players have each shown excellent individual performances with Fairy Peak! and Alpha54 being awarded the Golden Striker and Clutch Playmaker respectively. During the last regular week of the season, Fairy Peak! also broke the record for most goals in a single game, by scoring a total of 8.

This latest achievement also marks a string of competitive success for Renault Vitality, who were crowned winners at Rocket League Season 7 World Championship and runners-up at Rocket League Season 8 World Championship after narrowly missing out against NRG in a 3:4 final.

“Renault Vitality continues to showcase their incredible talent and I’m happy to add another Rocket League international podium to our record. Congrats to all the players and coaching staff who have worked so hard to make this possible. I also want to thank our lead sponsor Renault who have been a huge support to the team and key in helping us develop our player’s performance.” said Fabien “Neo” Devide, President & Co-Founder, Team Vitality.

“This new podium earned by our Renault Vitality squad shows once again the value in developing a professional ecosystem to help our athletes achieve their performance goals. We’re glad to be able to continue working with the Vitality team, combining their esports expertise and the unrivalled sporting knowledge of Renault DP World F1® Team. Thank you to our players for your great performance, and proudly representing the Renault and Team Vitality colours."

Fabrice Roche, Manager R.S. Racing Marketing & Communication

Renault made its move into esports in 2018 by announcing a partnership with Team Vitality and the creation of a new entity, Renault Vitality, which competes in Rocket League and the Formula 1 Esports Series. Since its inception, the partnership has seen incredible increased performance levels with a last to 4th place finish in the 2019 F1 Esports Series Championship and now another Rocket League Championship victory. In 2020 the team was renamed Renault Vitality to illustrate the growing strength of the partnership.

About Team Vitality

A global esports organisation, Team Vitality is dedicated to the development of excellence and forging a new generation of esports athletes. Home to the world’s best players competing across nine titles, Team Vitality is one of only ten teams in the League of Legends European Championship, Europe’s most-watched esports league. A globally recognised lifestyle and entertainment brand, Team Vitality and its players have over 20 million followers across social media and carry more mainstream sponsors than any other esports team including adidas, Renault, Orange and Red Bull. The team has participated in more than 1000 competitions and its players have stood atop 250 podiums around the world.

Founded in 2013 by Nicolas Maurer and Fabien Devide, Team Vitality is headquartered in the heart of Paris in V.Hive, their state-of-the-art public esports complex and has high-performance training centres in the iconic Stade de France and Renault Sport Racing in Oxfordshire, UK.

About Renault

Motorsport takes part of Renault’s DNA for more than 115 years. Renault participated in nearly 700 Formula One™ Grand Prix events and won 11 Drivers’ titles, 12 Manufacturers’ titles and no fewer than 177 victories. The links between motorsport and video game competitions are undeniable: passion, emotion and performance. All these ingredients bring together motorsport, video game and esports fans across generations. It is in this context that Renault and Team Vitality created a new entity dedicated to motorsport video game competitions: Renault Vitality.