Rocket League Pro AMA Series 2 – Ask Me Anything with FlipSid3’s Miztik

Rocket League Pro AMA Series 2 – Ask Me Anything with FlipSid3’s Miztik

Miztik Rocket League

On Tuesday January 11, 2018, Rocket League Coaching Discord held its first Rocket League Pro ask me anything (AMA) series with FlipSid3’s team member Miztik. We had over 70 questions submitted by our members and Miztik nearly answered all of them We all loved and appreciated Miztik taking the time to participate in our event. You can see the script below:

Rocket League Pro AMA 2 with FlipSid3’s Miztik

Q: Who would you say have been the most important people/friend(s) in your career (In terms of motivated you, played with you, anything)?

A: I’d say the most important people in my career for when I was rising through the ranks were remkoe/greazy/maestro. This was back when the SARP vets were still by far the best and I started to play with them 3 and grinded pretty hard. They were all the best non SARP vets at the time and they motivated me a lot to improve and I loved how they played. I think if I wasn’t involved in the grind with them I wouldn’t be as good as I am now.

Q: Wanna go to Insomnia 62 and 63 maybe meet up with some people??

A: I really want to go to an Insomnia at some point. If I ever did It would only be to compete with my team though, unless there was another opportunity. Hopefully one day ill be there and I can meet the UK homies.

Q: for how many hours (ish) have you played rocket league?

A: I’m approaching 3000 hours right now, obviously those AFK hours add up, although I’m not sure how many.

Q: Pizza or pasta?

A: Usually ALWAYS pizza. There was this one place in NY that had incredible Pasta with Cajun Chicken though and I’d love to have that again.

Q: What is the best thing right now that could grow Rocket League as an esport?

A: I don’t really have a proper answer for this but personally I’d love to see RLCS League Play be in a LAN setting, even just once to see how it goes.

Q: Steak and mashed potatos or steak and green beans?

A: Neither. I’m the pickiest eater in the world, my bad homie.

Q: I know you have a Razer Raiju, but what are your bindings? Especially for the two additional bumpers

A: I haven’t tried anything on the additional buttons, I don’t feel the need to add anything since I’m comfortable with what I’m using. If I did it would be Air Roll left/right on the top buttons.

Q: Which bubble player(s) do you predict will become gods in the near future?

A: I’m drawing a bit of a blank on most players but the names that I thought of are Waffle from nV academy and Didris, I’d love to see them doing well with their teams.

Q: How would you describe RL/the community? Does it get better above Bronze I?

A: The “Pro” community is glorious, I’ve met so many nice people that I’d love to have as friends IRL. Some of the funniest people I’ve ever met have been RL Pros. As for the general community it seems to slowly be becoming like every other community, which is to be expected with the growth of the game.

Q: does pineapple work on pizza?

A: Not even once, don’t talk to me.

Q: EU vs NA?

A: At the highest level? 50/50. In ranked? NA Ranked is the absolute worst gaming experience I’ve ever had. I’d rather eat pineapple on pizza every day of my life than have to play that daily.

Q: Dogs or cats?

A: Dogs generally, I adore huskies/german shepards/goldens. Although Scottish Fold cats are absolutely adorable and I’d love to have one someday.

Q: do you feel like you’ve played better on F3 than on mockit and why?

A: I feel like I was a really solid player on Mockit, especially at S3 LAN. S4 with F3 was shocking though. The basic problems we had as a team led to nobody on the team having a good season. I’m hoping this will change having Yukeo on the team and I’d like to be one of those names people talk about when they discuss good players again.

Q: Would you continue being an RL pro even if you didn’t enjoy the game much anymore (assuming you aren’t already not enjoying it of course)?

A: Yeah I would continue playing, as much as Rocket League gets on my tits that’s usually only when I’m playing ranked. I will NEVER get bored of competing and will continue to compete as long as I can, I love it.

Q: Do you have like a routine before you get into the ranked games? (If you have, pls pm me)

A: I have absolutely never warmed up to play ranked. For tournaments I usually try to play 2-3 hours leading up to the tournament, with breaks in between. That’s mostly when I feel comfortable.

Q: How annoying is it to be PMed and tagged in multiple Discord servers by random strangers because of your popularity?

A: Depends on my mood and what the person says. If you message me something remotely annoying I will mostly ignore you. If you ask me a question that’s worth answering I will most likely reply.

Q: Would you rather have bacon on your pizza or pepperoni?

A: Pepperoni is my favourite topping, combined with the fact I’m not that big of a fan of bacon that should sum up the answer for you.

Q: How did you get proficient Mechanically? Say any training packs, or was it just grinding the game?

A: Honestly I’m not really sure, I really enjoy scoring creative goals and I like to be able to pull off any mechanic that pops up in the game. That combined with playing at the highest level since 300 hours makes it pretty easy for my mechanics to be decent.

Q: Do you think anyone can go from Bronze to Grand Champion with proper training?

A: There are so many tools out there to help you improve that its hard to argue against players not being able to improve so I’d say yeah. Personally just watching streams of good players gives me an idea of what I should be doing to improve (for games outside RL).

Q: What is the single Rocket League action you’re most proud of? (Like a single shot, save or whatever in a particular match.)

A: Definitely this clip Its a completely original goal and I’ve seen nothing remotely similar to it. Definitely something I’m proud of.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love me?

How was your experience in s2, meeting all the players for the first time?
Were you proud of yourself after getting 2nd in rlcs s3? Do you feel like you could’ve done better, or NG was just unstoppable that day?
A: -4 on the love scale. Meeting all the players in S2 was overwhelming and a little awkward, one of the best experiences of my life though. I was super disappointed with my finish in S3, I feel like being so close to winning just made it a bit meh to come 2nd. Its tough to be proud of myself with that one.

Q: Do you think there will be a car replacing Octane one day ?

A: The only way the Octane will be replaced is if its removed from competitive play or nerfed. Everyone has too much play time on it for it to be overtaken by another car

Q: What’s your opinion on ceiling shot viability?

A: At this point its just a risk/reward type thing. I’ve shown myself that it can come in handy with multiple goals and passes in RLCS. I feel like its something that should come up every now and again, too much of it is just a bad habit.

Q: how can u be better at pos and rotation and be good at skill mechanics

A: Fun fact. I have no idea. I never learned positioning and rotation, I just kinda do it. The only thing I did learn was back post rotation for defence. I think its super important.

Q: Has there been/what was a moment that made you think “I love this game, I want to keep playing, and this is what I want to do for now”?

A: Just when I started winning tournaments. Playing with greazy/maestro remkoe and winning weekly tournaments was extremely fun. It was only £66 for the W. But that meant everything to me.

Q: Do you play other games besides Rocket League? Do you have fun while playing Rocket League?

A: Usually I play PUBG/Guitar Hero/Fallout 4. I occasionally play some funky games with the homies though. As for RL, I have fun competing. 50/50 with playing ranked/practicing though.

Q: How do you deal with tilt, especially in high-stress tournament environments?

A: I usually leave comms instantly, I think discussing stuff while tilted is pointless, usually ill just wait until I get over the loss and think about what happened when I can see clearly.

Q: What feature should Psyonix add to Rocket league?

A: Super simple but I’d like more options with replays. I NEED SOME GODDAMN FOLDERS UP IN HERE

Q: How are your relationships with players from other pro teams?

A: I’d like to think I have good relationships for the most part, I’m not super involved with RL players outside of the game but I’d like pretty much everyone as a person and hopefully they think the same.

Q: Whats wrong when I play 2v2 and I win 10:0 or lose 0:10? None close games

A: Find some friends the same level to play with. Get some consistency going.

Q: What’s your way of training?

A: I really like flopping about in free play. I do it as often as possible and I can do it for hours.

Q: How did you come up with name ‘Miztik’

A: Miztik is a name I’ve had for like 9 years since playing CoD on Xbox 360, I have a few variations of the word ‘Mystic’ and thought that ‘miztik’ looked the cleanest.

Q: how do you call for passes or where you will get them?

A: Usually by calling your position, If you want them to put it right or left just call “right” “left” you can get creative with the calls but as long as the passer knows where you are you did your job.

Q: What’s your biggest problem with the eSports scene in its current state?

A: Biggest problem for me is the lack of structure. In an ideal world, I’d love for every RLCS team to have a manager and maybe a more “strict” contract I guess. I think people don’t take it seriously enough and I’d love to have a structure with practice times and schedules.

Q: What would you ask Psyonix to add to the game if you knew they would add it?

A: I’d love for Psyonix to add the new montage I have that’s going to be released soon to the front page :eyes:

Q: Who is your favorite musician ATM?

A: I’m obsessed with metalcore right now so I guess the favourite “band” would be Veil of Maya or Invent, Animate.

Q: Who is the best player you have played with and why??

A: Just watching some of the things Kux does blows my mind. The dude is a genius.

Q: What’s your favorite game to play at the moment other than RL?

A: I recently got obsessed with Guitar hero again, so probably that.

Q: Do you feel that a league with regional teams like Overwatch League could be viable for Rocket League?

A: I think its too early in the game for something like this, considering the main thing is RLCS it would be tough to work that around it.

Q: How did you practice to be so consistent at double taps and ceiling shots?

A: Free play mostly, although I’m used to it since I didn’t have training packs back when I learned it. I’m sure training packs are great for helping with that.

Q: What inspired you to play Rocket League professionally?

A: My love for competing, once I realised it was possible to play professionally there was nothing else on my mind.

Q: Who’s Worse at rocket league, Johnny Boi or an actual concrete brick.

A: I have Scottish loyalty towards Johnny so I’m going to have to say Joh…. brick.

Q: How did you find your first team mates and how did your first team go?

How did you communicate when you played for mock it since fairy and kaydop are French?

A: I never really had a proper team I don’t think. I played with a lot of teams that just needed someone to fill. I do remember playing ESL with two players I found in ranked pretty often so I guess maybe those two were my first “team”? Shoutout to Outrageous and Anwho

Q: Favorite playlist?

A: Always 3s, I’m a sucker for solo standard. Surprisingly….

Q: Similar to what I asked Turbo, what ‘eureka’ moments have you had with RL? This could be something mechanical or generally something you figured out that made you a much much better player.

A: The power of a good recovery. I realised watching Scrub Killa play 1s that he had a ridiculous recovery and I started to work on mine from that moment. It might seem little but its an extremely underrated thing to be good at.

Q: if you could sign up with anyone for RLCS regardless of the region, who would you pick?

A: I’d love to play with Jknaps just so I can admire him from a closer POV

Q: How much money do you make? & How much does the average RL “pro” make?

A: Don’t be rude my dude.

Q: Is being a pro RL player “cool” when you tell people or is it seem as something geeky? Do you get all the girls?

A: Would I have shared a bed with Turbo at gold rush if I wasn’t? Ask yourself that.

Q: Do you sometimes get recognized when you are outside?

A: Absolutely never, maybe one day… If for some reason you do see me please say hello I could do with the ego boost ty

Q: Hey Miztik, what do you think will be the “next big thing” that will push RL esports to the next level?

A: I still think that LAN’s for qualifiers is a good move, who doesn’t love a LAN???????

Q: How do you warm up before tournaments?

A: As long as I’ve played for 2-3 hours leading up to it ill feel comfortable. If this is something you’re looking to improve on I’d recommend finding that amount of warming you feel comfortable with like I did.

Q: what game would you play if rl didn’t exist?

A: I’d love to grind fortnite and get really good. Looks like an awesome game to stream too.

Q: How often do you rage at your random teammates?

A: Not so much my teammate as it is opponents. If I do say something negative about you when I’m playing vs you, its because you’re pretty good and I’m annoyed by it. Take it as a compliment and let me be toxic in peace 🙂

Q: How did you find out about rocket league?

A: Watching summit1g play it on release, bought it on Steam a few weeks later. 10/10 worth. If you’re on the edge about buying a game JUST DO IT, don’t let other people put you off. You’ll never know where it will lead you.

Q: Do you imagine what the casters are saying when you score a nutty goal?

A: I used to love going back and listening to the casters when I scored a banger. I got over it pretty fast though, most of the time it was underwhelming.

Q: why don’t you get a real job?

A: I’m not a fan of people and waking up early is the worst part of life. I enjoy where I am

Q: Has playing last year changed your career for you? If so in what way?

A: Last year was a great year for learning and putting my mark on the map. Although I fear that maybe I missed my chance to win an RLCS and thinking about not getting another chance gives me bad anxiety.

Q: how did you get so cute?

A: I’m a chubby Scotsman with a solid laugh and horrible rocket league skills. That’s pretty much it.

Q: Another question. For players who are trying to hit that next level what advice would you give them?

A: Find out what’s stopping you from hitting that next level instead of floating in averageness for no reason. Work on that thing until you’re happy with it.

Q: How is it playing in a team with Jesse?

A: Never played with him. I do love his streams though.

Q: What was the best moment of your career?

A: Lifting the trophy at Dreamhack Sweden and feeling accomplishment. Followed by getting absolutely hammered and missing my flight the next morning. Worth.

Q: What’s your deepest darkest RL secret?

A: For most of my career I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I’m not on the “smart” side of the game and I believe my natural “talent” carried me through. Thankfully.

Q: Do you have any tips on how to get into the pro scene?

A: I feel like the only way to do this is to play EVERY weekly that you can. Play with a team that always plays, ALWAYS be there, make sure when people see you in the bracket that they notice your team name. Make sure when they see you in game they notice your name. Play enough tournaments so when you improve the pro’s that you play against will notice when you start to improve. I see players that I see in tournaments constantly that have improved so much and its great to see.

Q: How much Irn Bru do you drink a day?

A: None, every now and again if I see it ill pick it up. For now I’m addicted to pepsi max and white monster,

Q: What makes NA ranked so terrible? Is it the people, or is it the way the game is played?

A: The general player plays a certain way and its just the wrong way to play the game. That combined with it being the OPPOSITE of how EU players play gets you caught off guard and its extremely frustrating.

Q: How to improve quickly? / Break through the Diamond 3 barrier

A: There is no “quick” improvement anymore the game has been around for too long at this point. Find your settings, watch the pros & grind yer tits off.

Q: what controller do you use?

do you think scrub killa will be a formidable opponent along with his teammates in future RLRS and RLCS?
A: I use the razer raiju and I absolutely love it. I think Scrub has a lot to work on to be a desirable teammate and feared opponent in 3s. I do believe he is extremely talented and mechanically solid though.

Q: Who do you think are gonna be the best teams for RLCS Season 5?

A: Gale Force are still on another level imo, for the others I’m not sure.

Q: do you think the probability of new players breaking through and making it to the pinnacle of rocket league is the hardest its ever been?

A: Definitely. Especially with teams from RLCS staying for the next season, less roster swaps = no need for new up and coming players. Obviously there are a few roster swaps its just not as severe as it used to be.

Q: How exactly does one git gud?

A: Get your equipment set. Find your settings. Watch pros and grind.

Q: What’s the largest amount of tilt that you have gotten in one session playing rocket league?

A: Usually when its so bad I give up after a goal or two and I’m past the point of caring so ill keep going instead of closing the game like a dumbass…..

Q: Do you think having a 2v2 mode for rlcs would be something worth pursuing? If not, why not?

A: Absolutely not. The game was made for 3v3s IMO. Introducing such a huge change would be the beginning of the end I would guess.

Q: What would you like to see implemented in rl in the future

A: Custom training overhaul with target practice. Better replay options. Team decals/items.

Q: What do you think about 1s

A: I’m usually against them, most of the time I think they are pointless and annoying. After going 1-12 in 1s at Gold Rush I decided to give 1s a try though, so far so good….

Q: Do you think any other modes could possibly be put into a competitive setting? Like dropshot or rumble?

A: I’d say no… That would make the game less serious, the casual playerbase is already poppin. I’d like to keep the serious competition as it is personally.

Q: What do you think of non standard maps, is it a good thing we no longer have them?

A: I’m 50/50. The thought of them sounds good and interesting but actually playing them is pretty annoying and leads to more inconsistency in a game that’s already extremely difficult to be consistent in.

Q: How can i know my mistakes and how i can improve my mechanics in the air?

A: Watching replays after every loss / Free play and training packs. Watching how pro’s control their car in the air can also push you in the right direction of what you can be doing.

Q: How important to you is it to get pictures of Rufus on game days?

A: This is some life or death stuff right here Jimmer.

Q: Favourite sport to play/watch other than esports of course

A: I really like snooker right now, I’ve been playing a bit myself and I’m always watching tournaments as they pop up.

Q: I’m a consistent champ 3 in all modes. How do you recommend breaking into GC?

A: I get asked this a lot and usually say that if you’re so close to hitting GC then you’ll hit it eventually and just be patient. One thing I will tell you personally though is that you shouldn’t let how close you are affect how much you play. Don’t be scared to lose or derank, I used to avoid playing the game because of stuff like that and it really doesn’t help. Just keep gaming and you’ll hit it eventually, I believe.

Q: I have kind of a weird question, seeing how you’re doing an AMA in a RL Coaching Discord Server. Do you actually believe coaching in RL works? Or do you think each player who succeeds with a coach would succeed anyway?

A: Individual coaching for the average player for sure yes. For an RLCS calibre team, I’m not so sure. I’d have to experience it to decide.

Q: I asked Turbo this last time. Top 3 cutest pros from EU and NA?

A: EU – Turbo, Metsa & Doomsee (Goldrush homies) NA – Garrett, Jacob & Karma

Q: What about the NA ranked playstyle is so bad? As an NA pleb I’d be happy to know what I am doing that’s so wrong

A: The ballchasing is ridiculous, there is absolutely no thought process or forward thinking. Every touch has no purpose and most plays have no structure. Its just a luck-filled floppy mess.

Q: How often do you actually analyze your own replays? Do you watch from your own perspective/teammate’s/opponents?

A: I watch my own replays pretty often and ill always watch from my own POV. I like to focus on the goals I concede since I think defence is critical. For every goal I like to critique myself, there is ALWAYS something you could’ve done better leading up to the goal you concede. My tip would be to always look for that instead of blaming teammates even if it was actually their fault. There is usually always something you could’ve done differently to have stopped your teammate being in the position to bean it.

Q: Do 1s help the average player iron out mistakes or create bad habits? I lost diamond 1 in 2s and now I’m plat 3 div 4 in 1s help

A: Like I said previously this will be the first season I will be playing 1s properly so I cant answer that accurately right now. I do believe that even if there are not many positives in playing 1s there are no real negatives either so there’s no reason not to give it a try. Avoid the 1s tilt and you might actually enjoy it, who knows.

Q: How long do you sleep per night and do you think sleeping much is important to git gud?

A: 10-12 hours, closer to 12 usually. Anything less and I can’t really function properly. It’s a bad habit and I wouldn’t recommend it. Get yourself a juicy 8-9 and no more.

Q: Do you feel like 6mans have changed something in the pro scene? I obviously specifically mean the 6mans server.

A: I don’t feel like it changed too much, I’m sure people enjoyed it. I think the twitch sponsor might have ruined it though. People took it seriously before the twitch sponsor and it was great but then money got involved and people took it even more seriously. Now there’s no money and people are taking it more casually than it was before and it lost its mojo.

Q: Which pro would you like to see do one of these AMAs so you can troll them?

A: either Metsanauris or Karma

Q: What do you think NA players who don’t want to be labelled as floppy lucky ball chasers can even do to avoid playing like that? As of now it seems like if you aren’t a rank above where you are skillwise you get out ballchased or lose challenges that you don’t expect. (I suck so maybe I’m wrong about that)

A: I have no idea. Hard to say since I don’t play it daily, maybe ask an NA pro on stream. Maybe its a lost cause, If you cant beat em join em.

Ask Me Anything with FlipSid3’s Miztik – About Author

Kieran is the Founder of Rocket League Coaching Discord, a discord community focused on providing top level coaching for to all levels of Rocket League players for free. Kieran international discord of over 3500 members, active and retired pro players, and 75+ Grand Champions work together to make the Rocket League community great. See the previous AMA from Turbopolsa if you missed it!

How to Trade in Rocket League (And Not Get Ripped Off!)

How to Trade in Rocket League (And Not Get Ripped Off!)

For games that offer tradable, in-game items, the methods used to exchange these “goods” from one user to another become hugely relevant and develop entire communities of their own (whether we like it or not!). Rocket League is no different, and its item economy has boomed along with the popularity of the game itself. With the amount of information out there and new cosmetics being released almost every update, getting your feet wet with trading or even staying up to speed can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we’re here to answer all your questions!  This ‘how to trade in Rocket League’ guide is a comprehensive article describing all the aspects of the trading system, including item descriptions, how to get keys, how to trade, where to go to trade, and most importantly — how not to get ripped off in a trade. It is strange that a Rocket League Coaching group would provide a guide like this, but our goal is to coach the player how what trading is and how not to get scammed! Hopefully, at the end of this article, you will be informed enough to get out there and start trading in Rocket League!

How To Trade In Rocket League Guide TOC

How To Trade In Rocket League

How To Get Keys In Rocket League

The most straightforward way of getting keys in Rocket League is to purchase them from the in-game menu. Purchasing keys directly from the in-game menu supports the developer, and a part of the proceeds go towards funding the Rocket League eSports scene. Keys purchased in-game cannot be traded for 7 days to protect users against fraudulent charges, so keep that in mind.

How To Get Free Rocket League Keys

This is what some of you are here for. Let’s face it, the game doesn’t give one an obvious way of getting keys for free like you might be able to in some F2P mobile games. There are, however, several ways to get Rocket League keys without spending your cold hard cash. They are:

  1. Trade items to other players for keys
  2. Trade crates to other players for keys
  3. Using trade-ups for betters items and trading upgraded items
  4. Trading items from RLCS events for Keys

Trade Items To Other Players for Keys

This is the simplest way. If you have items that other players want, you can trade them for items that you want. There are several places I’m going to recommend for you to go to trade without fear of getting scammed

Trade Crates To Other Players for Keys

If you are not going to use keys to open crates up yourself, this is a good way to get free rocket league keys. Crates drop regularly during online play. When new crates types come out, that is the best time to trade them as they can go for nearly a key a piece or 2 crates for a key. Other crates will fetch a much lower piece.

Using Trade Ins for Better Items and Trading Upgraded Items

With the newest update to the training up system there are some valuable items you can pull from the trade in system. In other to trade in your items, you need to trade in an item of the same rarity. The trade in system is shown in the video below:

Rocket league item trade ups|rare|very rare|

One of the more up to date trade in simulators out there is RL Market’s simulator. You can go there and see what items you can get. As of this post, it does not include the new banner updates so it’s a little out of data, but still helpful. Some valuable trade items you can obtain for free would include:

  • Any painted octane
  • Any painted breakout
  • Titanium white octane
  • White painted boosts
  • Painted banners

Opening Crates without Keys – Decryptors

During certain events like the Christmas event, you can purchase decryptors with in-game free currency for a limited amount of them. You can use this currency to purchase decryptors which are usually capped at 5. To maximize your returns, it would be best to use all your points for the special event crates and trade them away while the event is going on for free Rocket League keys.

How to Get Crates (The Rocket League Crate System)

There are 3 ways to get crates in Rocket League:

  1. Play online matches
  2. Trade items or keys to other players for crates
  3. Purchase event-themed crates

Psyonix announced on May 22, 2017 that each different type of crate will be scheduled for retirement roughly six months after their initial release. This means that the retired crates will no longer drop after matches. Consequently, fewer types of crates can be acquired via online matches, increasing the chance for newer crates.

What is the Rocket League Crate Drop Rate?

There is no official statement from Psyonix regarding this. Players have theorized that the crate drop is around 10 hours per crate. However, keep in mind that drops occur randomly and on a weekly basis they get reset. Drops also occur unevenly so one week you make get 1 crate and the next week you might get 4.

Rocket League Crate Farming

Crate farming is a bannable offense in Rocket League. Given how random crate drops are in-game, the best recommendation would be to just play and not worry about it or utilizing additional Rocket League accounts (Smurfs) if you play more than 10 hours a week.

Rocket League Item Rarity Levels

There are 7 levels of rarity associated with items. Here they are, from most common to least common:

  1. Common
  2. Uncommon
  3. Rare
  4. Very Rare
  5. Import
  6. Exotic
  7. Black Market*

You can trade up 5 items of the same rarity to receive one item from the next-highest tier. If you are trading in items from crates, all 5 items must be from the same crate, and you will receive one item of the next-highest rarity level from that crate. Note that you cannot trade up to black market rarity. You can only receive black market items from opening crates or trading other players.

Certified Items In Rocket League 

When you receive an item, either from a drop or a crate, there is a small chance that the item will have special attributes. They can either be painted or certified (or both, if you’re lucky!). Certified items will keep track of a specific in-game stats as long as you have that item equipped on your car (online matches only).

In total, there are 15 certifications. Here they are, along with the stat that they keep track of:

  1. Acrobat (Bicycle Goals)
  2. Aviator (Aerial Goals)
  3. Goalkeeper (Saves)
  4. Guardian (Epic Saves)
  5. Juggler (Juggles)
  6. Paragon (MVP)
  7. Playmaker (Assists)
  8. Scorer (Goals)
  9. Show-Off (Backwards Goals)
  10. Sniper (Long Goals)
  11. Striker (Shots on Goal) – Popular
  12. Sweeper (Clear Balls)
  13. Tactician (Center Balls)  – Popular
  14. Turtle (Turtle Goals)
  15. Victor (Wins)

Leveling Up Certified Items in Rocket League

In addition, you can level up item certifications by hitting milestones in each stat. There are 10 levels for each tag. The Each certification has different milestones. Here are the 1-5 levels titles:

  1. Certified
  2. Capable
  3. Skillful
  4. Veteran
  5. Fantastic

After level 5 there are 5 more additional titles. The names differ depending on the certification, but they are listed below (Source – Rocket League wiki):

Tag NameLevel 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
SweeperRidiculousUnbelievablePreposterousStupendousChief Custodian
TacticianRidiculousUnbelievablePreposterousTremendousMaster Planner


Tag NameLevel 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
AviatorIncredibleAbsurdUnrealAudaciousAerial Ace
GoalkeeperRidiculousUnbelievablePreposterousImpenetrableImmovable Object
GuardianRidiculousUnbelievablePreposterousGallantGuardian Angel
PlaymakerIncredibleAbsurdUnrealPsychicUnsung Hero
ScorerIncredibleAbsurdUnrealSupersonicUnstoppable Force
Show-OffDaringRelentlessExhaustingCheekyTotal Showboat
TurtleRidiculousUnbelievableRecklessTimelessTurtle God


Tag NameLevel 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
ParagonDeterminedStunningWonderfulEternalThe Most Valuable

There is no set value for level 5+ certification and given the level of effort needed to get them, it is not recommended to trade them.

Painted Items in Rocket League

The painted attribute alters the appearance of an item to emphasize a specific color or color scheme. For example, a cobalt-painted Chakram wheel will cause the spokes and rim of the wheel to appear blue, even though Chakram wheels normally appear red.

There are 13 different paint colors in Rocket League:

  1. Black
  2. Burnt Sienna (Brown)
  3. Cobalt (Blue)
  4. Crimson (Red)
  5. Forest Green
  6. Grey
  7. Lime
  8. Orange
  9. Purple
  10. Saffron (Yellow)
  11. Sky Blue
  12. Titanium White – Most valuable
  13. Pink

Note: not all items have painted variants, and not all items that can be painted have all 13 paint colors available.

Best Places To Go Trade For Items (And Rocket League Price Lists Sites)

Know that you know about different, crates, items, and attributes, you probably want to know where to go to trade and look up prices. I’m going to just say this straight up that I only recommend ONE website that you use to conduct trades. That would be Reddit’s R/RocketLeagueExchange


Rocket League Exchange

It’s very active community and legitimate place to post trades and make exchanges. There is also a price checking trend where you can ask the price for items. Here is why I only recommend them:

They Do Not Control The Rocket league Trading Market

The subreddit is an independent site where you can meet other peers and get trusted values assessments for trades. They do not own a value database like other sites so all the pricing info you get is from the players and from grassroots.

They are not tied or have partnerships with paid trading

This is the biggest pitch from me to you about why you should only trade here. Many trade sites are either affiliated with larger website networks (which means they are backed behind commercial websites) or they take paid ad placements from paid trading sites. Paid trading is where things can go seriously wrong with Rocket League Training. It is also against the terms of service in the game. Just like you trust us for your Rocket League Coaching needs because we are free and independent, go with the trading community that promotes the same philosophy. The trading system was designed to be free and using the keys system is one of the best ways to directly support the developers.

They Have A Trusted Middleman Network

I’ll get into common rocket league trading scams later in this post. Middleman scams are one of the most harmful and common scams in the trading community. You should NEVER for valuable items unless you have a trusted middleman to conduct your trade. The R/rocketleagueexchange maintains since a network and these middlemen have experience in handling these transactions in a mature and friendly way.

Should I Use A Rocket League Prices Spreadsheets?

With all these sites out now that provide up to date information and the trading subreddit, a google spreadsheet is really not a reliable way to go to get up to date Rocket League trading information. It is better to go to the subreddit to check for prices and to find other players who want to trade with you.

How Do I Avoid Getting Ripped Off on Rocket League Trades?

Here are some quick tips to avoid getting ripped off on a Rocket League trade

How To Trade In Rocket League Scam Avoidance – Never trade for real money!

This is the #1 reason on how people get scammed or ripped off on trades. It is very easy to scam someone with a real money trade exploiting charge-backs and paypal or simply by having you trade first. It is just best to just avoid it completely and only trade with keys.

Get familiar with Rocket League item prices

Spending a few days not trading, but instead looking at trade sites like r/rocketleagueexchange will give you a good idea about prices and want players are willing to trade for.

Common Scams

Here is a list of Rocket League Trading scamming methods and how to avoid them.

Trade Stuffing Scam

A common scam technique is when you are trading with someone and they add some junk items in the trade window. They will add a lot of them and then add the item you want. Then, just before accepting the trade, they will remove the item you want from the list hoping you will not notice. When you see traders like this, just reject it and kick them from your party. It’s not worth the risk and do not even roll with their lame excuse that they are just messing around. A lot of people get scammed this way. An example video of the tactic is shown below:

The Fake Color Scam

This method uses the image preview of an item in the trade window to fool you into thinking it is a better item. The best way to avoid this scam if you are on console is to hover over the item that the player has put down and use the L3 button so you can see the color. On PC, look for a button near the item called “show item details”. Example video is below:

Reddit user /u/dylan_aliff whos PSN is Spirtlink427 Scam Video Proof

The Fake Middleman Scam

A middleman is used where there is an item you are trading for that involves more than 50 items (e.g. – very valuable items). A middleman is utilized to ensure both players are protected when the trade is being performed. The middleman collects and distributes the items so there are no problems. This scam involves using a fake middleman. The middleman will collect the items from you and then will disappear.

The best way to avoid this scam is to only deal with middleman transactions with a trusted source. R/rocketleagueexchange maintains an updated list of trusted middleman that you can use for your high-value transactions. The link to the trend is here.

Too Good To Be True Scams

A not well known, but very effective scam that preys on the excitement when trading. This scam will involve 2 traders. One will post an amazing offer for a very specific item. It looks like a great deal, but you do not have this item because it is very specific. Then, right after this trading post, you see another with the item you need! The specfic item is a low value item and the trade is asking for 3-4 keys. It is overpaying, but it seems worth it because you will get more keys out of the second deal so you jump in. You trade your keys for this item and the other player you try to get a hold of never responds.

The best way to avoid these scams is to not trust these too good to be true offers. They are likely scams — and also avoid two deal trades unless you are using a trusted middleman.

Duplicating Items Scam

This has been a well known scam in any game with a trading system. It’s a classic scam that claims many victims everyday. The scammer will claim to know a glitch or have a program that can duplicate item. They may actually should you how they “duplicate” an sample low value item in an attempt to prove what they are saying is true. This trick is easy to exploit in game because the scammer can show you the item, but this item is a client side version. They will use this to bait you into attempting to duplicate a more valuable item, which they will happily steal from you and leave you with the fake “duplicate” version, which will disappear soon after.

This scam is a little hard to explain in words, so here is a video that shows how the scam works:

Rocket League – Ghost Item/Duplication Glitch – Don't get Scammed!

The best way to avoid this scam is to ignore players offering rocket league item duplication. Like I said, duplication in video games with trade systems is one of the most common scams and has been used for years to scam players. Don’t be a victim!

Scamming Using Gift Cards or Payment Through Paypal

A scammer will attempt to give you a gift card or paypal money for your rocket league item (e.g. – pay you money for your item). They may even attempt to overpay you to get you to bite. They will usually try to get you to provide the item first, then will quickly go away and steal your item. Another method is they will attempt to use a middleman for the transaction, then the middleman will steal your item. They can also give you an invalid gift card code.

The best way to avoid this is to simply avoid trading for real life money. Stick to using keys and the trade system itself.

Popular Items with Approximate Value (in Keys/on PC) *as of 1/20/18

Here is a list of popular items with approximate value. Any of these items below are highly sought after and will likely maintain a high key value throughout the life of Rocket League

Titanium White Zomba = 170-180

Titanium White Octane = 100-110

Heatwave Decal = 20-24

Dueling Dragons Goal Explosion = 23-26

Titanium White Apex Wheels = 100+ Keys

Note: The value of items can change quickly based on many different factors. Prices listed may not be accurate.

Most Valuable (Expensive) Rocket League Create Items

People have asked this in the past on our discord server so I wanted to list it here. In summary, the most expensive or valuable items in Rocket League at Alpha items and the infamous white hat. Values are shown below as of the date of this post.

Goldrush Boost = 1400-1500
Goldstone Wheels = 1300-1400
Alpha Cap = 200-210

White Hat = 3000+ Keys

Rocket League White Hat Value

The White Hat is perhaps the rarest of all Rocket League items, which is worth at least 3,000 keys (and that’s being conservative). There is no real way to obtain this hat via crates, and people who have found and reported game-breaking bugs to Psyonix. Considering all that, you can imagine how few of these hats exist within the Rocket League community.

The first person to ever get this hat reported an extremely game-breaking bug, which would have allowed him to change anybody’s level at any point in time. Instead of abusing the bug, he hid it from everyone else and reported it immediately to the developers in hopes of keeping his favorite game clean and fun. While Psyonix wanted to pay him monetary compensation for his honesty, he declined, and instead, created the unique white hat we know today. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that last folks finish last!

How To Trade In Rocket League Author Bio

MatthewIcicle is a longtime community member and a part of RLCD’s events & media team. He enjoys running tournaments, opening unwarranted amounts of crates, and mediocre games of solo standard.