- Psyonix announced the RLCS X, the new format will be different than RLCS.
Rocket League was an unexpected hit 5 years ago. Since then the game changed a lot. Rocket League Esports also grew as the community grew. Psyonix finally decided that the time is right for a new series. The new Rocket League Championship Series X will have a longer season with more than $4,500,000 USD prize pool. According to Psyonix these new changes are the first step to something bigger and better let us break it down.
As you can see there will be three splits each season, the bi-annual seasons are out. RLCS X will have an open event-based-circuit format. There will be 18 regional championships, 6 for each split. Each region (NA, EU) will have 3 regional tournaments each split. Also, each split will end with a major. 3 splits mean 3 majorS and the season will end with a Rocket League World Championship Event.
Each split will have a different amount of teams,
- The Fall Split is a 32-team tournament format
- The Winter Split will be a 24-team format
- The Spring Split will be a 20-team format
Regional events will have a $100,000 USD prize pool while Major’s will have $250,000 USD. The Rocket League World Championship Event will have a prize pool of $1,000,000 USD. Teams will earn points towards the World Championship Event. The Rocket League World Championship event will have 16 teams competing for the cup. Teams can apply for the RLCS X from here.
RLCS: The Grid
Psyonix is also including a new bi-weekly tournament series called “The Grid”. The tournaments will allow teams to compete for Grid Points, better seedings, prize money, and a spot at the Majors. There will be 9 tournaments per split with a $10,000 USD prize pool. Teams with the highest Grid points will have a spot at the Majors. The first 16 teams will be invited according to their RLCS Season 9 standings. Top 10 teams at the end of each split will be safe, but the bottom 6 teams will compete for their spots at The Grid.