On July 20th, 2019 Gliwice Arena hosted Rocket League Showmatch. Piast of Gliwice squared off against famous FC Barcelona. The event was also the first event activity of the ESE Europe.
Piast Gliwice was represented by ESE players: Patryk Krzywda „Pertick”, Patrick Gostkowski „Niseron”. Remigiusz Romanowski „Zamas” and Patryk Bruzda „Bruz”. The game was played in best-of-7 format. After 3-on-3 rivalry, players competed in 1-on-1 games. Zamas and Niseron were the ones who played in both Rocket League formats against FC Barcelona. Spanish team won but for competitive ESE players it was a brilliant opportunity to play against such renown and experienced team.
According to Piast Gliwice/ESE team captain Patryk “Petrick” Krzywda showmatch was instrumental for preparation to the forthcoming Rocket League season. – Before FB Barcelona game, for couple of days we trained together during bootcamp in Gliwice. We player scrims, but FC Barcelona game was unforgettable experience for such young team as ours. We played against one of the top teams in the world and it was our team’s first opportunity to play together on LAN tournament. The result does not completely reflect what supporters could see. We’ve lost 0-4 but during each game we were were close – we’ve lost by one of two goals. FC Barcelona is way more tuned and experienced team now that we are. It was great to meet them. The next time we will be much better.