A team created mainly for the purpose of competing for first place in the upcoming QuakeCon 2016 2on2 tournament, and was quickly regarded as the favorite to win the competition. Hence, the original name suggestion for the team was "kpteams", a term used to describe deliberately made uneven teams based on the infamous Kingpin's team suggestions in various 4on4 mix games over the years. However, since this was one of the biggest tournaments in QuakeWorld's history, the suggestion was disregarded for the more serious name, Ragnarök, to emphasize on the North European origin of the two players, the destruction of the other teams Ragnarök hoped to lay waste on their path to victory, and a possible new beginning for QuakeWorld in general being represented in such a big event.
Prior to the QuakeCon 2016 tournament itself, was a series of two shorter tournaments including many of the teams that would be represented at the event to help the organizers seed the possible teams. Ragnarök ended up winning them both, which helped to solidify their favorite status, and ensured them the first seed.
|2016||1st||True Damage international 2|
|2016||1st||True Damage international 1|
In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors.
- The short name RAGA was a homage to Rikoll's favorite Norwegian band, Raga Rockers, which is also shortened as Raga.