Psyonix has announced Rocket League Championship Series 2021-2022 with more regions, updated format and a prize pool of $6 million. The league has expanded into three new regions: Asia-Pacific North, Asia-Pacific South and Middle East & North Africa.
Here are some of the biggest headlines in the revamped format:
- The season will once again be divided into Fall, Winter, and Spring Splits, leading to the Rocket League World Championship
- Each Regional Event begins with an Open Qualifier on smash.gg
- Teams can auto-qualify to 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
- 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
- RLCS: The Grid won’t be returning for the RLCS 2021-22 season, but team broadcasts are taking place on the first day of every Regional Event in Europe and North America
- Teams are allowed to make two roster moves in total throughout the season, with a max of one per trade window, without forfeiting their points
Make sure to read more about Rocket League Championship Series 2021-2022 at the official website, including the return of LAN events.