Psyonix, the developer and publisher of the Rocket League has announced new Rocket League Spring Series after many tournaments being cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. In the same way, the COVID – 19 forced the organizers to cancel and modify the sports leagues including Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). The schedule was changed for the safety of players, fans, and personnel. Due to the cancellation of Season 9 World Championship, the teams couldn’t see any future tournaments for the next few months.
Soon, the organizers announced the Rocket League Spring Series that will feature regionally-based online tournaments starting in April. The series of tournaments will include four major RLCS regions: Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. Each tournament will span two days and include some of the best teams in the world that are joined by teams that qualify through Open Qualifiers which are held before each tournament.
- Eight total teams per tournament
- The top four teams from each region’s Season 9 Regional Championship will auto-qualify and have preferential seeding
- The remaining four spots will be filled by Open Qualifiers held before each tournament
- Each tournament will feature a double-elimination bracket played out over two days of action
- All matches will be Best-of-5, except for the Loser’s Bracket Finals, Winner’s Bracket Finals, and Grand Finals, which will be Best-of-7
- Europe: $125,000
- North America: $125,000
- Oceania: $50,000
- South America: $50,000
- South America: Open Qualifiers on April 14-15, Spring Series on April 18-19
- North America: Open Qualifiers on April 21-22, Spring Series on April 25-26
- Oceania: Open Qualifiers on April 28-29, Spring Series on May 2-3
- Europe: Open Qualifiers on May 5-6, Spring Series on May 9-10
The tournament will be streamed on the official channels of Rocket League Esports on Twitch and YouTube. For the Open Qualifiers, players and teams are encouraged to stream their matches.