RLCS returns with new format, prize pool and areas

The Rocket League Championship Sequence (RLCS) is returning for the 2021-22 season with its largest growth to this point.

The upcoming season will usher in a return to LAN in addition to an growth into three new markets, a bigger prize pool, and an up to date format.

Picture credit score: Psyonix

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Rocket League builders Psyonix have introduced a $6 million (~£4.3 million) prize pool for the upcoming 2021-2022 season of the RLCS, up from $4.5 million within the earlier season. 

The 2021-22 season may even characteristic a much-anticipated growth into new markets. Center East & North Africa, Asia-Pacific North and Asia-Pacific South will all be added as areas in RLCS, opening up competitors to dozens of recent nations throughout two continents.

As well as, the sport developer will formally assist Sub-Saharan Africa via regional occasions which provide qualifying spots for the World Championship.

Furthermore, Psyonix introduced their intention to return to LAN this season starting with the Fall Main, which is ready to be held in Stockholm, Sweden with out a reside viewers.

The corporate goals to carry all Majors and the World Championship as LANs, although this might be topic to adjustments within the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Psyonix will apply the brand new format, which has seen quite a lot of key adjustments, throughout all areas for the upcoming season in an try to extend the uniformity of its competitions.

“We’re excited to announce that each area enjoying within the RLCS 2021-22 season will now be enjoying the identical format,” Psyonix mentioned in a weblog put up. “This may assist make it further clear to followers world wide who’s performing on the high of their areas and the way they evaluate to their worldwide counterparts.”

A full record of adjustments, together with adjustments to the in-game Esports Store, will be present in Psyonix’s latest blog post.

Esports Insider says: This can be a big replace and one other vital funding in Rocket League esports’ flagship event. The transfer into new areas, which has been extremely anticipated and requested amongst followers, will increase Rocket League’s attain in key rising markets the place Rocket League’s reputation is surging.

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