Alexis "zen" Bernier (born February 20, 2007) is a French Rocket League player.
zen quickly attained attention in an eleven-series 1v1 showmatch winstreak in February 2023. Following the expiration of a one-year ban, the prodigy achieved a perfect sweep of the RLCS 2022-23 Spring Split, and concluded the debut season by winning the RLCS 2022-23 World Championship.
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|Sony DualShock 4 (Red)||ASUS VG279QM||JBL Quantum ONE|
|2023-11-04||2nd||A-Tier||Flip & Spin - Finals||1 : 4||$8,051.96|
|2023-08-25||5th - 8th||Showmatch||Gamers8 2023||0 : 4||$95,000|
|2023-08-13||1st||S-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - World Championship||4 : 0||$600,000|
|2023-07-09||1st||S-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - Spring Split Major||4 : 1||$100,000|
|2023-06-25||1st||B-Tier||Herculyse’s New Era Series: European Path to Pro||4 : 0||$5,000|
|2023-06-11||1st||A-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - Spring: EU Regional 3 - Spring Invitational||4 : 1||$30,000|
|2023-05-28||1st||A-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - Spring: EU Regional 2 - Spring Cup||4 : 2||$30,000|
|2023-05-14||1st||A-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - Spring: EU Regional 1 - Spring Open||4 : 3||$30,000|
|2023-04-23||1st||B-Tier||Rising Stars Odyssey #1||4 : 1||$6,000|
|2022-04-17||1st||B-Tier||RTBF iXPé: Online #1|
|4 : 3|
|Extended list of results|
|2023-08-13||S-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - World Championship||World Championship MVP||-|
|2023-07-09||S-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - Spring Split Major||Spring Major MVP||-|
|2023-07-09||S-Tier||RLCS 2022-23 - Spring Split Major||Spring Major Offensive MVP||-|
zen initially gained attention in 2021 and was seen as one of Europe's most promising upcoming players, set to become eligible to play in the RLCS in the 21-22 Spring Split - though the prodigy's RLCS debut would be delayed until 2023 as a result of a one-year ban, citing a breach of the code of conduct for illegally subbing in a qualifier in 2020 as an underage and unregistered player.
During the suspension, zen continued to draw attention throughout 2022 and early 2023, notably winning the Urban Series four times in a row. Recognising talent, Team Vitality signed zen at the start of the RLCS 22-23 Season in October 2022, five months ahead of the expiration of the ban.
Despite a lack of experience in the mode, zen's popularity rapidly increased during the prodigy's 1v1 showmatch winstreak in February 2023. The matches were predominantly shown on JohnnyBoi's Twitch channel and featured highly-rated 1v1 players, such as Mawkzy, Toxiic, and Nwpo, as well as RLCS mainstays such as AYYJAYY, Vatira, and yanxnz. After defeat to Rw9, the winstreak ultimately concluded in eleven straight victories.
After the expiration of the suspension, zen was able to complete a sweep of the RLCS 2022-23 Spring Split, consisting of three regional tournaments and an international major - a world first accomplishment. zen finished the debut season by winning the RLCS 2022-23 World Championship, making Team Vitality the first ever organisation to win the world championship twice, as well as the highest earning organisation in the history of Rocket League.
- 2023-08-12 | by Rocket Baguette
- In February of 2022, zen was banned from all Psyonix-operated tournaments until February 20th, 2023, for illegally subbing in the RLCS X - Fall: Europe Regional 1 - Closed Qualifier while he was an underage and unregistered player.
- Won France Esports Esport Player of the Year of 2023 in the sport simulation category.
- Liquipedia RL (2023-03-02). "THE STREAK... IS OVER.".
- Urban Series #2
Urban Series #3
Urban Series #4
Urban Series #5
- Team Vitality (2022-10-02). "We are also pleased to announce the arrival of the young prodigy @Zenrll in the team".
- JohnnyBoi_i Showmatch: zen vs Rw9
- Jérôme Coupez (2022-02-11). "After the announcement of the signing of @Zenrll with @ProdigyAgencyGG, Psyonix has sent an email informing about the ban of zen for 1 year, starting when he will be 15.".
- France Esports (2023-10-31). "Le prix du Joueur esport de l'année dans la catégorie "Simulation sportive" revient à @zenrll" (in French).