The 4-time world champion Turbopolsa announces retirement from Rocket League Esports
Rocket League Esports says goodbye to the legendary four-time World Champion Turbopolsa as he announces retirement.
Legendary Rocket League player Pierre "Turbopolsa" Silfver has announced his retirement. The announcement came on-stage at the RLCS Winter Major. The four-time Rocket League World Champion has been an inspiration to the Rocket League communit, and forever revolutionized the competitive scene.
Turbopolsa — the only four-time RLCS World Champion
The first victory with Northern Gaming
Turbopolsa started his journey in the Rocket League competitive world in 2015 when he was seventeen years old. He competed in the first RLCS season under Mock-It eSports EU in the European region.
In 2017, he decided to play as a substitute for Northern Gaming. Turbopolsa had to replace Nicolai "Maestro" Bang as a starter going into the RLCS Season 3 Finals. The team fell to the lower bracket early in the playoffs but managed to power through until they reached the grand final. This was Turbopolsa's first victory in the World Championship.
The domination of Gale Force eSports
Right after his first win, he joined Gale Force eSports for the fourth season of RLCS. Together with Alexandre "Kaydop" Courant and Jos "ViolentPanda" van Meurs, they won the European RLCS Season 4 and proceed to take the championship in RLCS Season 4 Finals. Turbopolsa became the first ever to win the RLCS World Championship twice in a row.
Back-to-back-to-back World Champion
Going into RLCS Season 5, Turbopolsa together with Kaydop and ViolentPanda continued their domination of the RLCS scene. Gale Force eSports was then acquired by Dignitas prior to the RLCS Season 5 World Championship. Dignitas fell to NRG in the upper bracket semifinal, forcing them to survive through the lower bracket. They once again met NRG in the grand final. Dignitas took down NRG in an intense overtime Game 7, with Turbopolsa winning his third World Championship.
The NRG era
The next season went amazing for Dignitas but they fell in the finals of RLCS Season 6 against Cloud9. From there on, Dignitas had a hard time and they couldn't make it to the RLCS Season 7 World Championship. Turbopolsa then made the decision to move across the continent to North America and join NRG.
NRG housed the veteran player Garrett "GarrettG" Gordon and Rocket League prodigy Justin "jstn." Morales. The team met against Renault Vitality in the grand final of the RLCS Season 8 World Championship. Turbopolsa had to compete with his former teammate Kaydop to be the first Rocket League player with four championship titles. The game was super intense, leading to Game 7 overtime. NRG emerges as the champion and Turbopolsa added another championship to his belt.
Turbopolsa later joined Team Envy, which transitioned into OpTic Gaming. He last competed for DarkZero before announcing his retirement. Turbopolsa has assured the community that although he is retired, this won't be the last we will see of him.
The Rocket League community sent Turbopolsa a beautiful goodbye
With his retirement, the whole community sent him the best of wishes. He stood alone on the stage after announcing his retirement and was sent off with one last chant in the stadium.
His former teammate ViolentPanda wished him well for the future, saying "The best to ever do it no discussion, what a career. Goodluck for the future Turbopolsa".
GarretG also left him with an emotional wish, saying "Forever a legend Turbopolsa. Thank you for the memories of living together, teaming and being a great friend. I would not be a world champ without you. Forever the GOAT".
Other players and figures in the Rocket League community also sent him a lot of good wishes and reminisced about the golden era of Turbopolsa.