|Rocket League Championship Series|
|Genre||Rocket League tournament|
|Inaugurated||Season 1 (2016)|
|Most recent||Season X (2020–2021)|
The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is an annual (previously semiannual) Rocket Leagueesports tournament series produced by Psyonix, the game's developer. It consists of qualification rounds in North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania, and culminates in a playoff bracket with teams from those regions. The qualification rounds are played as an online round-robin tournament and the finals are played live in different cities. The Season 9 championship in 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with other online events being held in place of it.
LAS VEGAS - RLCS Season 6 kicked off at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas today. The venue hosted 10 teams from around the world who are competing for their share of a $500,000 prize pool. There were plenty of storylines going into the event, but the Day One action turned them all on their head. Every season since the inception of the Rival Series has seen top-tier talent promoted to RLCS, only to struggle and return to the Promotion Tournament. FlyQuest started off the season 0-4 and looked to be on a course to follow in those footsteps. But, in the final two. Match between NRG Esports and Renault Vitality during RLCS Season 8 - Finals. Tropicacasino.com bonus code. #RLCS #NRG #Vitality #RocketLeague.
Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X is a full evolution of Rocket League Esports. The RLCS X Season has three Splits (Fall, Winter, and Spring), each with its own distinct format. It's more matches, more action, and more hype. Sign up today for your chance to play against the best teams on the planet. Season Dates Finals location Champions 1 April – August 2016 Los Angeles: iBUYPOWER Cosmic: 2 October – December 2016 Amsterdam: Flipside Tactics: 3 April – June 2017 Los Angeles: Northern Gaming: 4 September – November 2017 Washington, D.C. Gale Force eSports: 5 March – June 2018 London: Dignitas: 6 September – November 2018 Las Vegas.
Psyonix had observed the popularity of Rocket League matches on Twitch and other live streaming platforms by early 2016 and were looking to use the game more in esports. In March 2016, Psyonix announced the first Rocket League Championship Series; the finals took place in June 2016 with a US$55,000 prize pool. The second season of the championship series took place in December 2016 with a $125,000 prize pool. A third series began in March 2017, with the $300,000 prize pool finals taking place three months later. In this season, two teams from the oceanic region were also invited to compete.
A second division, the Rocket League Rival Series (RLRS), was added in Season 4. The two teams finishing at the bottom of the RLCS and the two teams finishing at the top of the RLRS for each region play each other in a promotion tournament at the end of the season to determine if teams are promoted or relegated. At the advent of Season 5 in June 2018, Psyonix organised and managed the event alone. Previous to this, they partnered with Twitch. Season 6 started in September 2018 and featured a million dollar prize pool. For Season 7, Psyonix introduced South America as a new region. Season 8 took place in December 2019. The Season 9 championship was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with winners of the regional championships being considered the champions. In July 2020, Psyonix announced a new format for the tenth season of RLCS, known as RLCS X. This format league play in favor of teams earning points through three regional splits, all culminating in three seasonal majors.
|1||April – August 2016||Los Angeles||iBUYPOWER Cosmic|
|2||October – December 2016||Amsterdam||Flipside Tactics|
|3||April – June 2017||Los Angeles||Northern Gaming|
|4||September – November 2017||Washington, D.C.||Gale Force eSports|
|5||March – June 2018||London||Dignitas|
|6||September – November 2018||Las Vegas||Cloud9|
|7||April – June 2019||Newark||Renault Vitality|
|8||October – December 2019||Madrid||NRG Esports|
|9||February – April 2020||Dallas||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|X||August 2020 – May 2021||TBA||TBD|