CarlJr is the 2021 Trackmania Grand League World Cup Champion! It’s the fourth World Title for the Solary player.
Six years after his last World Title, CarlJr managed to win the Trackmania Grand League World Cup 2021. The Canadian champion was the favorite of the playoffs after an undefeated group stage phase and CarlJr did it. He won his fourth World Title (2013, 2014, 2015, 2021) on his very first finalist attempt in front of 40,000 simultaneous viewers on Twitch.
It wasn’t an easy night for CarlJr who had to deal with an amazing performance from Affi in the first semi-final. The BDS athlete succeed to beat the Canadian on the line several times and put a lot of pressure on CarlJr’ shoulders. The Solary player still won his semi-final while Affi qualified himself for the final for his very first World Cup appearance, beating Aurel and Papou who both struggled a lot in this semi-final.
The four players (Pac, Kappa, Scrapie, Massa) from the second semi-final already played several Trackmania World Cup in the past years. This second match of the night was very close and intense. The 2016 World Champion Pac managed to win his semi-final to qualify for his fourth World Cup final in a row. The fight for the last qualifying spot was intense with a double finalist situation between Kappa and Massa while Scrapie was really fast. On the end, Kappa secured his spot for the final after an epic battle against Massa.
Three former World Champions and the youngest driver of the playoffs were playing Grand Finale. And it was an amazing final! The first map was close, but CarlJr managed to win all 4 rounds on the second map. Pac replied to the Canadian, winning all 4 rounds on the following map. From this moment, the final turned into a duel between the two former teammates. CarlJr was the first one to unlock the finalist mode and secured his 2021 World Champion title on the following round. Pac finished second while Kappa beat Affi for the third place.
This is also the end of the 2020-2021 Grand League circuit, dominated by CarlJr who won all 3 competitions of the season. The next season will start with the TMGL Fall 2021 after the summer break. Thanks to everyone who followed the event, participated to the Open Qualifier phase, and cheered all these champions! See you soon!