Psyonix Announces $6,000,000 RLCS 2021-2022 Season
RLCS 2021-2022 was just announced by Psyonix and it will no longer adhere to a League format.
Psyonix revealed that it will shift the format to open circuits to allow all interested participants to compete at the event.
The prize pool for this season is set at $6,000,000 which will be distributed across all regions in three different Splits.
Rocket League developer Psyonix just announced the return of the Rocket League Championship series, which shall commence later this year for a prize pool of $6,000,000 USD. More regions than ever before will be able to participate in RLCS competitions to become a part of the world championship. The format has been completely revamped for the new season and Psyonix has tweaked it to cater to a wider audience. Open qualifiers will commence later this year, leading up to regional events and eventually the world championships. Here is everything you need to know about the RLCS 2021-2022 season.
Rocket League 2021-2022 (RLCS) Format
The RLCS will no longer follow a league-based format. Instead, it will now be an open circuit event that will allow anyone to compete in the event. The season will once again be divided into Fall, Winter, and Spring Splits, leading to the Rocket League World Championship. Teams can auto-qualify for Regional Events via their performance at the previous Regional Event, but in the first Regional Event of the year, all teams must play in the Open Qualifier.
RLCS may also return to a LAN format. Psyonix revealed, “Our intent is to bring LAN events back for the RLCS 2021-22 season, beginning with the Fall Major in Stockholm, Sweden as a players-only event. In light of the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal is to execute each event with the safety of our players, talent, and staff as our top priority.”
Each Split has three Regional Events and is capped with a Major
Every Regional and every Major in each Split will have 16 teams
Each Split features a different format
Teams earn points at each event, with Majors being heavily weighted over Regional Events
Points from Regional Events and Majors are used to qualify to the Rocket League World Championship
Teams will be allowed to make two roster moves per season, and only one transfer may be made without forfeiting any points. Regions that perform the best at Majors are rewarded with auto-qualification spots to the World Championship. After all three Majors, the eight teams with the highest major points will be weighted against each other to see who earns the most auto-qualified slots for the World Championship Main Event. More details can be found here.
Rocket League 2021-2022 (RLCS) World Championships
16 teams will qualify for the World Championship Wildcard
North America: Three seeds
Europe: Three seeds
Middle East & North Africa: Two seeds
Oceania (OCE): Two seeds
South America: Two seeds
Sub-Saharan Africa: Two seeds
Asia-Pacific North: One seed
Asia-Pacific South: One seed
The top eight teams from the World Championship Wildcard will qualify for the World Championship Main Event in a Swiss format.
Rocket League 2021-2022 (RLCS) Schedule
Here is a look at the schedule for the RLCS 2021-2022 season:
For open qualifier dates, you can check out the smash.gg page for RLCS and for all regional open qualifier dates. The World Championship Wildcard event will take place from 22nd to 24th July while the main event will take place from 26th July to 31st July in 2022.